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.


Smartphones to Lead Device Shipments to 2.32 Billion This Year

Mobile phones, particularly high-end smartphones, will lead the segment, which comprises PCs and tablets in addition to mobile phones, and premium ultramobile devices, which include "thin and light Apple and Microsoft Windows 10 devices," will also help to push growth.

How Augmented Reality Engages ELLs

A kindergarten teacher pairs his research-based curriculum with 3D animals to teach and delight his kindergartners.

Mobile Learning: 1998, 2008, 2018

In its first decade, 1998-2008, "mobile learning" was all about getting devices into the hands of K-12 students and teachers. Palms initially proliferated; then Pocket PCs. In those early days, there was plenty of excitement and energy — for good reason — amongst the early adopters. Why didn’t mobile learning catch on, then?

Sub-$200 Windows 10 Laptops Debuting This Week

At the Bett 2018 conference this week, Microsoft Education is showing off new Windows 10 notebooks and 2-in-1 devices for K–12 schools that start below $200.

Making Virtual Reality a Reality in Today's Classrooms

MIT education researcher Meredith Thompson shares three vignettes of three different approaches to virtual reality in K–12: a social studies class in a suburban school district, a district-wide perspective from an urban school district and a class designed entirely around understanding and implementing VR for other classrooms.

5 Tips for Teachers in a New 1-to-1 Initiative

Seasoned educator Jeff Mao shares insights for teachers trying to adapt to a 1-to-1 environment and come to terms with the impact that has on teaching practices.

TV Is (Finally) an App: The Goods, The Bads and the Uglies for Learning

TV – live shows (news, documentaries, etc.), not just YouTubes – is now available on all devices as an app. And, TV as an app makes absolutely unique resources readily available in the palm of a learner’s hand. However, as we discuss in this week’s blog post: if only it were that simple!

Samsung, Apple Increase Lead in Smartphones

The top 5 smartphone makers expanded their lead in the latest three-month period, with all but Apple seeing double-digit growth, according to a new report.

Smart Wearables on the Rise as Market Grows

The worldwide wearables market showed continued growth in the third quarter of 2017, up 7.3 percent over last year, according to International Data Corp. The market research firm has also noted a growing trend toward smart wearables, defined as devices capable of running third-party applications.

IDC Predicts Increase in Internet of Things Spending in 2018

Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) will jump up 14.6 percent in 2018, reaching $772.5 billion, according to the latest report from International Data Corp.

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