Nearly 10 percent of all K-12 teachers and students will have a mobile device by 2017, according to a new report from Futuresource Consulting. In 2012, just three percent of K-12 teachers and students owned mobile devices, according to the company.
The UTeach Institute, a teacher preparation organization launched by the University of Texas at Austin, has partnered with Verizon to launch a program designed to help aspiring teachers use mobile devices to encourage student learning and interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Global tablet sales continue to climb in 2013 as PC shipments drop according to a pair of new forecasts from market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
From Smart Watches to Smart Margarine with Smart Bras in between, we are being inundated with smart objects. While the epithet “smart” may be overused, we argue that it is precisely this next generation of “smart” objects that will be the catalyst for the profound and fundamental change in education that we techies have been promising for the last 50+ years.
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Impulse Point SafeConnect, a network security tool for K-12, now integrates with the iboss secure Web gateway to provide identity-based access management for education networks.
Califone has introduced a new speaker for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
A pair of studies released Wednesday — the first of their kind — found that tablets can make a difference in the learning habits of students.
Here's how Staples Motley Schools (MN) brought its classrooms into the 21st century by creating a blended learning environment.
- By Bridget McCrea
Roanoke County Public Schools in Virginia has completed the implementation of a district-wide 1-to-1 laptop initiative for 6,000 high school students across five schools, as well 1,600 instructional staff members.
DreamBox Learning has released its DreamBox Learning Math program as a free iPad app.