Mobile Computing

Showbie Adds Digital Portfolios for 1:1 Classrooms

Showbie, a classroom workflow app, has added a new digital portfolio feature for one-to-one environments to its pro version.

THE Journal 2015 Readers' Choice Awards

THE Journal's readers have chosen their favorite and most revered software and hardware — tools that help them, as teachers, administrators and tech leaders, fulfill the mission of education.

Google Reveals Nexus 6P, 5X with Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Google Tuesday formally revealed the long-rumored successors in its Nexus line of smart phones — the 5.7-inch, quad-HD Nexus 6P and the 5.2-inch Nexus 5X.

Google Seeks Teachers to Pilot 3D Virtual Field Trips

Google soon will be rolling out a new service, called Expeditions, that could take virtual field trips to a whole new level — and the company is accepting requests from educators to pilot the technology in their classrooms this year.

Carnegie Mellon Students Release Ed Software for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Carnegie Mellon University students have released two new, free educational software products intended to help students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

1,500 Georgia Families To Get Ed Tablets with Low-Cost Internet Service

A low-cost Internet service delivered by Cox may also now come with a tablet loaded with educational software for low-income families in Georgia.

Survey Reveals Students' Mobile Device Preferences

While 8 in 10 high school students in a Harris Poll said that they own a smartphone. the largest number (38 percent) said they prefer laptops and Chromebooks for learning.

New OECD Report Slams Computers — and Actually Says Why They Can Hurt Learning

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development just released a detailed study of the use of computers in the classrooms in 70 countries. It was no surprise that he study did not find improvement in student achievement due to computer use. It was a surprise, though, that OECD Director Andreas Schleicher named what he saw as the root cause of that failure!

4 Ways a Mobile LMS Enhances Teaching and Learning

Biology teacher Heidi Bernasconi talks about the changes that Google's new Classroom app have created in her classroom — and how it has made grading less daunting.

WiFi Is the New Water

School districts and the federal government are addressing the “mobility gap” between students who have 24/7 broadband access and those who don’t.