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Mobile Computing


Mountain View High School Beefs up Wireless To Support 2,000 New Chromebooks

Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District has beefed up the wireless network at Mountain View High School to cope with a 560 percent increase in network usage following the deployment of more than 2,000 Chromebooks.

Being Mobile: The Holy Grail of Educational Technology Is Within Sight

In this week’s blog, we reflect on our 2010 prediction: By 2015 "every student in every grade in every school in the U.S. will be a using a mobile computing device, 24/7." Oops. We revise that prediction slightly and add in predictions about the Trinity of Educational Technology: hardware, software, and network.

Apple Jumps into ConnectED Initiative with $100 Million in Tech Grants

Apple has chosen 114 schools to receive a share of $100 million in grants to provide curriculum support, wireless infrastructure and classroom technology, such as iPads and MacBooks.

EON Virtual Reality Tools Enhanced for Mobile Use

EON Reality, which creates immersive environments for education and training and maintains a library of virtual reality applications, has updated its mobile capabilities to support an expanded set of software and devices.

Report: Mobile Devices Shifting from Touch to Sensors

Over the next five years, mobile and wearable devices will rely less on touchscreen user interfaces and increasingly on sensors, and the next generation of devices and the Internet of Things will drive development of voice, gesture, eye-tracking and other interfaces, according to a new study from ABI Research.

App Launched To Boost Student Interest in Congress

The Student Governmental Affairs Program now has an interactive app for high school students.

Splashtop Now Allows Remote Access to Whiteboards From More Devices

With a strategic alliance with Sharp now in place, Splashtop can be used remotely with Aquos Boards.

U.S. Schools To Help Double Chromebook Deployments This Year

According to a new report, unit shipments of Chromebooks are likely to double this year, with the bulk of deployments happening in the United States, driven mainly by strong demand in schools, particularly elementary schools.

Netop Debuts Classroom Workflow App for iPads

Netop has released a new classroom workflow management app, Vision ME, in an effort to make teaching with iPads easier.

Are Cell Phone Bans Worth the Trouble?

While many districts see personal mobile devices purely as distractions, many educators are embracing their potential as learning tools.

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