THE Journal's Mobile Computing + Augmented & Virtual Reality Resources
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.
David Thornburg, our guest blogger, looks back and looks forward – and sees Chromebook’s DNA in the history of computing and forecasts all sorts of provocative software that this "new" platform will engender.
- By David D Thornburg
An Illinois district is pondering the addition of virtual reality to its curriculum after testing out the use of Google Cardboard with elementary students.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Windows Holographic, a Microsoft platform that allows the combination of virtual reality, holographic computing and real-world elements, is coming to various devices in the coming months, according to Microsoft. The expansion of this “mixed reality” platform, accessible through Windows 10, was announced last week by Microsoft Vice President Terry Myerson.
Unstable economic conditions internationally are putting the brakes on the global personal computing market in the K-12 sector, according to a recent report by London-based research firm Futuresource Consulting.
Tablet shipments will drop for the second straight year, dipping 9.6 percent below 2015 totals, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp., and will face another down year in 2017 before rebounding slightly in 2018 on the strength of detachables.
Shipments of virtual reality devices will expand by more than 2,400 percent this year according to a new forecast from International Data Corp.
Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District in Texas has implemented a supplemental reading curriculum for more than 100 of its early elementary classrooms to support reading instruction, particularly for at-risk students, English language learners and students with special needs.
With the rise of Chromebooks in schools, more student-friendly, classroom-ready Chrome extensions are popping up in the Chrome store. These clever tools can enhance students' and teachers' online activities.
- By Erin Wilkey Oh
Jeff Mao, who helped lead the nation's first statewide 1-to-1 learning program — the Maine Learning Technology Initiative — offers up practical advice to help you find your school's solution.
- By Jeff Mao
Varsity Tutors, a St. Louis-based tutoring and test prep company, is launching a mobile app today that offers one-on-one video-chat tutoring and live instruction, screen shot capabilities, a “Workboard” (whiteboard) and the ability to seamlessly switch between streaming video and written messages.