Mobile Computing


Blackboard Releases Free Student Response System, Integrated Virtual Classroom

Blackboard unveiled several new e-learning tools at the Educause 2013 conference Wednesday, including an integrated virtual classroom for Blackboard Learn, an updated mobile learning app, and a free student response system.

Two Heads Are Better Than One: Mobile Apps that Support Synchronous Collaboration

Everyone wants K-12 students to learn to collaborate. But where are the supports?! Well, finally, here are some free, easy to learn, easy to use, apps for iPads and Androids, that help students as they synchronously collaborate in creating concept maps, KWL charts, etc.

Rwandan Students Take On Role of Community Scientists in New GIS Program

Rwandan high school students are taking part in a geographic information systems curriculum that puts them in the role of scientist as they collect and analyze data using Android-based phones and tablets.

Free App Lets Teachers Create High Quality Flipped Video on iPads

See how teachers are combining iPads with a video creation and publishing app to flip their classrooms, and how students are watching along.

Mobile Devices Are K-12's Pearl Harbor

Truth is, up till now, technology in classrooms has been ignorable: Between limited access and flaky networks, the textbook publishers had no real incentive to produce technology-based curriculum. With the coming of mobile devices, however, technology in classrooms is no longer ignorable. The Big Disruption is imminent.

Greenwich PS Begins Districtwide iPad Rollout with Professional Development

Connecticut's Greenwich Public Schools has started rolling out phase 1 of its digital learning initiative, a technology program whose aim is to help smooth the transition to Common Core State Standards and to facilitate a more personalized approach to learning.

Dell Rolls Out Android and Windows Tablets

Dell has launched a new line of tablets, called Venue, built on dual- and quad-core Intel Atom processors for as little as $150, with the option of upgrading to Core i3 and Core i5 CPUs.

Delaware High School Launches Mandatory BYOD Initiative

Delaware's St. Elizabeth High School has launched a mandatory bring-your-own-device policy for the 2013-2014 school year in an effort to expand the use of technology.

Knerr Updates QuotEd Reading Comprehension App

Knerr Learning Center is releasing an updated version of its standardized test prep mobile application, QuotEd Reading Comprehension.

Is the New York Times Sunday Magazine Really Anti-Teacher?

The cover of the Sept. 15 New York Times Sunday Magazine was hurtful to America’s teachers and in no way helpful to the cause of education. Why are America’s teachers treated so poorly, so scornfully? We must fix this situation!

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