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Here you'll find articles covering 1-to-1 computing, BYOD, augmented and virtual reality and all things mobile! Topics range from strategies for managing devices to news and reviews about new hardware and software.


Visible Body Debuts Augmented Reality Anatomy App for iOS

Visible Body, producer of human anatomy apps, has added augmented reality functionality to its Human Anatomy Atlas app.

Report: Makerspaces, Coding, Robotics Pick Up Momentum in Schools

Once again this school year, schools will be ramping up robotics programs and opening more makerspaces, according to the latest report from the New Media Consortium and the Consortium for School Networking.

Report: AR and VR Headsets up 25.5 Percent Year over Year

2.1 million augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality headsets shipped in the second quarter of 2017, a 25.5 percent increase compared to the same period of 2016, according to a new report from International Data Corp. (IDC).

Smartwatches Overtake Fitness Trackers

"The transition towards more intelligent and feature-filled wearables is in full swing," said Jitesh Ubrani senior research analyst for IDC Mobile Device Trackers.

All Arkansas Public High Schools to Receive Facebook VR Kits

The Arkansas Department of Education and Facebook are expanding an existing partnership to bring VR education to all of the state’s public high schools.

Recovery School Turns to VR for Student Engagement

A charter school in Indianapolis that educates students in recovery with drug and alcohol addictions has turned to virtual reality curriculum to keep their kids engaged in science.

Droid Inventor Kit from littleBits, Disney and Lucasfilm Channels Star Wars

Ahead of the Force Friday II global event this week, littleBits released a new kit that gives kids step-by-step instructions on how to build a droid fit for the Star Wars universe.

New iPad App Simplifies Spectrum Student Data Collection

Two Cornell University graduates have introduced a data collection platform specifically for special education teachers working with students who have autism.

CatchOn and Google Team Up to Offer Usage Data on Chromebooks

CatchOn delivers real-time data on which apps are being used, how often and where to help keep track of technology investments.

Kajeet Teams Up with Four Major Wireless Carriers in the United States

Now, the wireless solutions company is working with all four major 4G LTE wireless network carriers to expand student access to affordable WiFi.

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