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Mobile Computing


South Carolina District Wins the Sylvia Charp Award

Presented by THE Journal and ISTE in honor of the magazine’s founding editor, this award recognizes a school system for innovation in the equitable and widespread application of educational technology.

E-Book Platform Qlovi to Distribute HarperCollins Titles

Titles will be sold in time-based increments, allowing teachers to acquire them for the specific amount of time they are needed for classroom work.

Texas State Library To Provide Research Database Access for All Public Schools

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has inked a deal to gain online access to research databases and an e-book collection for every public school library in the state.

All God’s Children Gotta Learn to Program!

This week's blog marks an amazing, unprecedented event: the editors of the New York Times chose a picture, with accompanying story, of three children learning to program for the front page, above the fold, smack-dab in your face, of the May 11, 2014 Sunday edition of the New York Times. So, what’s this all-of-a-sudden hub-bub about learning to program, anyhow? Read on!

Zyrobotics Launches TabAccess for Assistive Tablet Access

Technology startup Zyrobotics has launched TabAccess, a device designed to help people with limited fine motor skills use Android and iOS devices.

Lamar CISD Provides Preschoolers with Laptops and Portable WiFi

Lamar Consolidated Independent School District in the greater Houston area will provide students in a pre-kindergarten summer program with laptops and school-managed WiFi hotspots to access online educational content.

It’s (Past) Time for a USA National Curriculum

While there are issues with the Common Core State Standards, 2+2=4, the water cycle, the War of 1812 and Captain Ahab are all the same in Georgia, California, New Hampshire, Michigan – and even Texas. There are, then, defacto national educational standards. In an era of diminishing resources, does it make sense, then, that each state – and each district – should spend those precious resources developing their own curricula that align with the CCSS? NO! We need to tell politicians to stop using our children as pawns in their political games! Let’s be reasonable, not political, for a change.

Arizona Project WET's Discovery Program Develops STEM Literacy with QR Codes

Arizona Project WET, an initiative of the University of Arizona that seeks to develop water stewardship and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) literacy among K-12 students, has launched a project that uses smartphones to guide participants through a habitat restoration area.

iGear Offers Customizable iPad Keyboard Case

The new iPad Flip Turn Case from iGear is customizable with an institution's logo in white or full color.

Baltimore County Public Schools To Roll Out 150,000 Windows 8 Devices over 4 Years

Over the next four years Baltimore County Public Schools will roll out 150,000 Windows tablet PCs as part of an ambitious personalized learning initiative featuring a 1-to-1 device component.

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