Mobile Computing


New MOOC Uses AR to Teach About Water Cycle and More

A new massive open online course (MOOC) launching today uses augmented reality (AR) technology to teach about the water cycle — and how to build AR models for future coursework.

Photomath App Update Solves Handwritten Math Problems

Photomath, a free app for iOS and Android devices, enables students to take photos of their handwritten math equations and receive step-by-step instructions for solving the problem.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Debuts New Math App for Grades K-2

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched Go Math! Go, a new iOS app designed to playfully engage young students in interactive math experiences.

Stopit App Enrolls 2 Million Students in Time for 'Stop a Bully' Week

Stopit, an anti-cyberbullying app and risk mitigation platform, has enrolled more than 2 million students this school year, thanks to strategic alliances with several insurance companies worldwide.

Generation Global Offers Free Online Forum for Students to Explore Cultural Differences

Generation Global is relaunching in the United States, providing educators and students with a free forum to explore global cultural differences through dialogue.

Accountant Reconsiders Plea in Online Charter School Founder's Tax Fraud

An accountant charged with helping the founder and former CEO of Pennsylvania’s largest online charter school avoid federal income taxes on more than $8 million siphoned from the school has reconsidered a guilty plea, the accountant’s defense attorney told the Associated Press Monday.

Equity and Innovation in K–12: Horns of Real Dilemma

Public education must keep equity front-and-center in all its policies; public education is all about equity. And, innovation must be nurtured; teachers who are willing to try to improve their classrooms must be supported. In this week’s blog post, we tell a story — one that T.H.E. Journal readers will surely recognize — of how equity and innovation can be, unfortunately, in mortal conflict!

Brian Lewis Steps Down as CEO of ISTE

Brian Lewis is no longer CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education, the ed tech organization announced this week. No reason was given for his departure.

Angry Birds English Learning App on iOS and Android

The popular video game Angry Birds has been turned into a mobile app designed to help kids learn English. Finnish game developer Rovio Entertainment is collaborating with papagei.com, a video language learning platform, to create “Learn English with Angry Birds,” an app for iOS and Android devices.

Apple Launches Everyone Can Code Initiative and Apple Teacher Program

Apple is donating various apple products to approximately 4,500 teachers and more than 50,00 students as part of a promise to help students acquire coding skills. The company is also launching a new program for teachers to learn to use the Apple products.

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