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Mobile Computing


ScratchJr Takes Coding into K-2

Scratch has a new sibling. The MIT Media Lab-developed programming environment intended for children recently welcomed ScratchJr into the world of kids' coding tools.

Tablets Are a Fad — They’ll Largely Disappear in 2–3 Years

The iPad came out of the Apple chute in 2010 like gangbusters, setting all kinds of sales records. Schools picked up on the iPad too. But the tablet is a fad, we argue; it will pass away in short order (two to three years) because it is neither a mobile device nor a work device – and folks (and schools, we should hope) want those two types of devices!

Remind Updates Classroom Communication App

Remind has updated its free eponymous communication app to allow teachers to connect it with their mobile address book and students and parents to store all their messages in one location.

New App Reverses 'Summer Melt' To Help Students Make it to College

College Bound, a St. Louis non-profit that aims to help high school students with "under-resourced" backgrounds get into college and earn a degree, is piloting a new mobile app designed to nudge students at key stages to persist in their college efforts.

iPads Aren't Just for Students

Districts are using the tablets to deliver iOS-based professional development to instructors and administrators.

Verso Learning Launches Formative Assessment App

Verso App enables students to submit independent, anonymous responses to challenges — and then see all their classmates’ original ideas.

The History of Ed Tech Shows It's Not About the Device

In a companion piece to a wildly popular article on the history of educational technology, we trace the trends of the present and look to the future, all with an eye toward helping districts find the right device for their classrooms.

Netop Invites Educators to Beta Test New Workflow Management App

Vision ME is a Web-based iPad application that combines presentation features with mobile device management tools.

Report: Cognizant Computing To Have 'Immense' Impact Across Mobile Computing

Gartner has released a new report predicting that cognizant computing, which the company says is the next phase of the personal cloud movement, "will become one of the strongest forces in consumer-focused IT" in the next few years to "have an immense impact across a range of industries, including mobile devices, mobile apps, wearables, networking, services and cloud providers."

The Great American iPad Buying Binge Has Commenced!

The next (massive) wave of iPad buying by K-12 schools is underway. How those purchases can lead to success for students is the theme of this week’s blog!

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