Mobile Computing

Khan Academy Launches Free iPad App

Khan Academy has launched a free new iPad app featuring interactive exercises, handwriting recognition and more.

LA Unified Appoints New Lead for 1-to-1 Program

The Los Angeles Unified School District is rebranding its troubled 1-to-1 program and putting new leadership in charge of device and curriculum decision-making.

ClassDojo Improves Messaging for Student Encouragement App

ClassDojo has updated its student encouragement app with improved tools for parent engagement, messaging and more.

Live, Interactive Classes Now Available Via Mobile Devices

WizIQ is offering what it says is the first-ever live mobile learning platform that will allow teachers and students to interact in real time via their smartphones.

Mimio Updates its Classroom Collaboration Software and App

Designed to help educators offer interactive teaching aligned to the Common Core State Standards, MimioStudio 11.3 classroom software and the MimioMobile 3 mobile app are available for free to current Mimio customers.

Mobile App Now Available for Google Classroom

Students and teachers can now access the Classroom LMS from anywhere at any time.

Solstice 2.2 Increases Mirroring Support for Apple iOS Devices

Mersive has updated its Solstice software to expand the mirroring capability of Apple iOS devices.

Suggestive Data From a Pilot of a Computer-Supported, Collaborative Text Editor for Kids

A study looking at the use of a collabrified text editor by fourth- and fifth-graders showed a small but positive effect in favor of the group using the collabrified text editor, with an interesting condition: The low SES students benefited more from working collaboratively than did the high SES students. VERY suggestive, indeed!

4 Best News and Current Events Apps for Students

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of the best news and current events apps for students.

Itslearning Offers Smartphone App for Student Notifications

Cloud-based learning platform itslearning has created an app for iPhones and Android phones that lets students receive mobile notifications about assignments, events and grades, as well as messages from teachers and other students.