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Mobile Computing


Using iPads To Support Synchronous Collaboration: Examples from 1st Grade

Synchronous collaboration is a key 21st century skill that needs to be included in the curriculum. Easier said than done! But, WeMap, a collabrified concept mapping app for iPads (and Android tablets), scaffolds students working together simultaneously. And, as we describe in today’s blog post, even first-graders can work collaboratively in producing curricularly appropriate concept maps!

Absolute Manage 6.5 Will Automate BYOD Management

The updated system will provide enrollment workflows as well as remote and automated security protocols, allowing IT administrators to remotely engage with all devices, regardless of form factor.

Report: Most Districts Have Deployed Mobile Tech, Want More

Eighty-two percent of districts are "highly interested" in launching or expanding a 1:1 technology initiative within the next two years, according to a new report from Amplify and IESD.

LA Unified To Offer Emergency Response Apps

Earthquakes, pandemics, wild fires, severe weather, terrorism, utility outages and floods appear at the top of the list for Los Angeles Unified School District's emergency management response concerns. To provide guidance to people facing those emergencies and others, the district is adopting an emergency preparedness mobile app.

How Mobile Devices Are Saving IWBs

Three schools tell how they're combining tablets and clickers with interactive whiteboards to engage students on multiple levels.

Brigham Young Researchers Develop Google Glass System for Deaf Students

Brigham Young University researchers have developed a system to project sign language interpreters onto Google Glass and other similar types of glasses.

Leadership for the Mobile Classroom

JD Ferries-Rowe is the Chief Information Officer and debate coach at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis. Here, he recounts how embracing BYOT has changed everything from how the school approaches PD to what classrooms look like.

We Do Know This: More Education Leads to Increased Economic Growth

Income inequality, in its various guises, dominates the news these days. But one surefire way to address income inequality — a way that is fundamental to the democratic experiment — has virtually disappeared from view. Where is education? We educators must take the lead in returning education to its rightful place — front and center — in the Great American Conversation!

Aleratec Introduces New Charge/Sync Cabinet

Designed and engineered for educational environments, the new 16-tablet cabinet includes integrated USB ports for charging and syncing.

Wisconsin District Implements High Speed WLAN To Support BYOD

Kenosha Unified School District in Wisconsin has implemented a high speed wireless local area network to support tablets and a bring-your-own-device program.

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