Instructure has launched a series of MOOCs that use Minecraft to help K-12 teachers implement gamification in the classroom.
Mooresville Graded School District in North Carolina has implemented a mobile device management system to simplify management and distribution of applications and files for the district's laptops and tablets.
New software is helping migrate mobile device management from the IT department to the classroom.
Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland has implemented a new wireless network to support the growing number of personal and district-issued mobile devices and applications.
Smartphone shipments reached a single-quarter high in the second quarter of 2014 with 295.3 million shipments, an increase of 23.1 percent over the same period in 2013.
Verizon kicked off its third annual Innovative App Challenge on Monday. The program challenges teams of middle and high school students to conceptualize and create mobile apps that solve problems in their schools and communities.
Odysseyware has converted its 60 most popular online courses to HTML5 to make them accessible via any mobile device.
Scratch has a new sibling. The MIT Media Lab-developed programming environment intended for children recently welcomed ScratchJr into the world of kids' coding tools.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The iPad came out of the Apple chute in 2010 like gangbusters, setting all kinds of sales records. Schools picked up on the iPad too. But the tablet is a fad, we argue; it will pass away in short order (two to three years) because it is neither a mobile device nor a work device – and folks (and schools, we should hope) want those two types of devices!
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Remind has updated its free eponymous communication app to allow teachers to connect it with their mobile address book and students and parents to store all their messages in one location.