Mobile Computing


Only Truly 1-to-1 is Truly Transformative

The dominant pedagogy in classrooms today is still direct instruction, the pedagogy underlying so-called computer-based, “personalized learning” environments. But, we argue in this week’s blog that truly 1-to-1 implementations, which are only now becoming feasible, are the opportunity needed to transform classrooms and support educators in moving to an inquiry pedagogy, a pedagogy that develops students’ critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration.

Alabama District Nears Complete Rollout of 1-to-1 Program

Alexander City Schools is nearing the end of a two-year rollout of a 1-to-1 program that will eventually see a computer in the hands of each of its 3,400 students.

Chromebooks: Things we Love, Things We Love Not So Much

Reportedly some 30,000 Chromebooks come online in K-12 each day. There are positive and negative aspects to that, though, as far as we can tell, the Chromebook invasion is mostly a good thing for education.

CTL Debuts New Rugged Chromebook for Education

CTL has introduced a new Chromebook, the CTL NL6x Extra-Rugged Chromebook for Education.

DimensionU Enhances Curriculum-Based Games

DimensionU games can now be downloaded from Google Play or Amazon.

Michigan District Successful in First Year of 1-to-1 Program

Nearly two years after voters in the Grand Haven (MI) Area Public Schools approved a $19-million bond issue to enhance the use of technology for its 6,200 K-12 students, every student in kindergarten through fourth grade has an iPad and every student in grade 5-12 has a Chromebook.

Ohio Schools Increase Chromebook Count

Almost 500 new Chromebooks have been acquired by an Ohio district specifically for use by students in grades 3-5.

Theft Detection Software Helps Find Kids Too

Yes, theft technology can be a dandy tool for ensuring that a stolen computer gets returned to its rightful owner. But Absolute Software has also found itself involved in tracking down kids as well, who need other kinds of help.

Superplus Adds Gaming Features to Vocab App for Students with Special Needs

Superplus has updated its SuperSpeak vocabulary skill-building iOS app for students with special needs to include a new play feature designed to improve student engagement.

Integrate Arts in the Classroom with These 4 Free Tools

The ed tech experts at Common Sense Graphite profile four resources designed to help teachers bring the arts and literature to a wide range of disciplines, from geography and history to science and math, including resources for ELL and special needs students.

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