Mobile Computing

Califone Introduces New Tablet Stand

The TPT tablet stand is designed to hold tablets and large smartphones at the optimal viewing angle to allow students to use a Bluetooth keyboard with their mobile device.

White House Announces ConnectHome Initiative to Address the Homework Gap

Initially, a pilot program will help provide high-speed Internet access, technical assistance, digital literacy programs and devices to more than 200,000 children in 27 cities and one tribal nation.

3 Unexpected IT Issues in 1-to-1 Districts

Challenges facing IT directors include an astronomical need for bandwidth, rethinking learning spaces and delivering professional development instead of just training.

Can Teachers Author Their Own Textbooks on the Fly?

At Philadelphia’s String Theory School, teachers develop their own course materials in iTunes U, making the bulging backpack full of books a thing of the past.

Report: Global Device Shipments To Hit 2.5 Billion This Year on Strength of Mobile Phone Sales

Worldwide device sales will reach 2.5 billion units in 2015, according to Gartner, a 1.5 percent increase over 2014 totals.

A Fundamental Flaw in Competency Learning

The “competency learning" movement is gaining serious momentum. But, drawing on decades of research in the psychology of learning, we will argue in this week’s blog post that competency learning appears to be based on a fundamentally flawed model of how learning takes place and how learning needs to be assessed.

Study: Smartphones Without Directed Learning Activities May Be Detrimental to Learning

First-time smartphone users in a recent study found that phones were actually detrimental to their ability to learn, leading researchers to conclude that "providing access to a smartphone, without specific directed learning activities, may actually be detrimental to the overall learning process."

Vernier Wireless Link Connects Scientific Sensors to Mobile Devices

Students can use the device to help them collect and analyze data from more than 40 different sensors.

Teaching Beyond Our Fears and Finding Balance Within

In this commentary, an instructional technologist compares teacher's fear of allowing students to use mobile devices in class with a parent's fear of giving teenagers the keys to a car.

Earn2Learn Launches Student Attendance App for Middle, High Schools

Earn2Learn is launching a new mobile app designed to encourage family engagement and student attendance at the middle school through college levels.