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Mobile Computing


Common Core is Common Sense: We MUST Resist the Tyranny of the Minority

The Common Core State Standards is taking a bashing. There was such positive momentum at the outset and now? While there are, of course, legitimate concerns about a range of implementation issues, what we see is a small, but very vocal and very –well organized, politically, leading the charge against CCSS. It’s time for the silent majority to stop being so silent!

Mobile Application Management To Supplant Mobile Device Management

As BYOD continues to gain traction, enterprise mobile device management is being pushed aside in favor of more user-centric mobile application management (MAM). According to a new report, MAM — which itself comes in a variety of forms —  will overtake MDM as the dominant mobile management mode within the next five years.

Adobe Introduces New Mobile Apps, Accessories and Pricing Options

The new mobile apps and complementary hardware are designed to connect Adobe Creative Cloud to the iPad, and the pricing plans offer options for individuals and groups from classes to entire districts.

Android Tablet Active Users Expected To Beat Out iOS by End of Year

2014 will be a "tipping point" for tablet users, according to ABI Research. While first-quarter 2014 saw a 30 percent decline in tablets shipped compared with the same period last year, growth is expected to resume throughout the rest of the year. And when it does, Android just might come out on top for the first time.

4 Apps for Elementary Wellness Education

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of its top apps that help teach concepts including relaxation, yoga and healthy eating.

Instructure Upgrades Canvas To Bring Analytics to In-Person Teaching

Instructure has updated its Canvas learning management system in an effort to add "digital efficiency" and real-time analytics to in-person instruction.

Elmo Unveils New Point-to-Multipoint Content Delivery System

Elmo USA, a developer of imaging products for schools, has unveiled its new point-to-multipoint content delivery system, Elmo P2MP, at the InfoComm 2014 show taking place in Las Vegas, NV from June 18 to 21.

Report: 2.4 Billion Smart Connected Devices in 2018, Driven by Cheaper Gadgets

Smart connected devices are growing at an unprecedented rate and are expected to hit 2.4 billion units per year by 2018. According to new research, that growth will be driven by smart phones and cheaper (sub-$500) gadgets, which will begin to push traditional PCs into the margins.

Twitter Chats to the Rescue: Mitigating the Challenges of Teacher-Centric Tech Adoptions

In classrooms in the United States the responsibility for making technology work is placed squarely on the classroom teacher's back. Quite a load to carry by one's self! But in this week's blog post we describe a collaboration strategy — Twitter chats — that some educators are using to help each other in figuring out effective and productive ways to use technology in their classrooms. Maybe you and your colleagues should organize a Twitter chat!

Rave Panic Button App Intended To Speed Emergency Response Time

A company that provides safety and security systems in K-12 and other segments is adding a "panic button" option to its product line.

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