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LAUSD Approves Phase 1 Districtwide 1:1 iPad Initiative

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.

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Tablets Make Up More Than One-Third of Client Devices Shipped to U.S. Schools

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.

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Smart Phones Set To Overtake Feature Phones This Year

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.

Debating iPads or Chromebooks for 1:1? Why not both?

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.

Report: Students Prioritize Devices, Variety over Internet Access

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.

Is a Laptop a Mobile Computer? And Why Is That Even an Important Question?

Learning is all-the-time, everywhere. Mobile computing devices – and only the mobile ones – can support 24/7, everyplace learning. So, how do you decide what is a mobile computing device? Read on for our mobility litmus test

Georgia District Refreshes Computers Systemwide in Preparation for Common Core

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 To Give Away Anonymous Communications Service to K-12 Schools

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.

7 Amazingly Easy Video Ideas for Capturing and Keeping Students' Attention

Keeping students attentive in the 21st century classroom is no easy feat. Here are 7 video ideas sure to resonate with students.

New Report Reveals the 6 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in K-12

Cloud computing and mobile technology are the top technologies to watch in education, according to this year's K-12 Horizon Report, an annual publication from the New Media Consortium that highlights developing trends in ed tech. And this year, the report suggests, they could go mainstream.

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