Special education teachers can now connect and share custom resources with classroom aids, therapists, and parents through private online communities.
Microsoft is cutting more than half the price off its Surface RT tablet for schools, colleges, and universities. Microsoft announced the temporary discount program at the ISTE 2013 conference taking place this week in San Antonio, TX, where the company is also giving away 10,000 of the tablets for free.
Students at 47 Los Angeles area schools will receive iPads when they return to school in September, and by the fall of 2014, every K-12 student and teacher in the district should have a device.
Tablets accounted for more than one-third of all client devices shipped to education institutions in the United States in the last calendar year. That volume represents a doubling of tablet purchases from the previous year, according to a new report. And the growth won't stop there.
Smart phones are expected to overtake feature phones in worldwide shipments for the first time this year. According to a new forecast, year-over-year growth in smart phones will approach 33 percent in 2013 and continue strong for the next five years.
As more school districts consider 1:1 initiatives, they are faced with the decision of which device to roll out. Chromebooks and iPads are two popular choices, but instead of choosing between them, some innovative school districts are deploying both.
Students prioritize the use of "a variety of digital learning tools such as mobile devices" over Internet access, according to From Chalkboards to Tablets: The Emergence of the K-12 Learner, a new report from Project Tomorrow.
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Troup County School System in Georgia has deployed new laptops and desktop computers at all 20 of its schools. According to a news release, the new computers are intended to help the district's students and teachers prepare to meet Common Core State Standards.
Blackboard has launched a new service that allows for anonymous texting between students and school staff. The service, TipTxt, is designed to let students report school safety issues, abuse, bullying, and other incidents privately. Blackboard is making the service free to K-12 schools, though the purchase of a dedicated line is required to use the service.