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.
Evan Boorman started CodeREV after running a successful tutoring company. He spoke with THE Journal to discuss the CodeREV summer camps, as well as the necessities of teaching coding and STEAM to young people.
The new CoderZ online learning environment teaches students to code in a virtual environment and can also be configured with many physical robots, like the Lego Mindstorms Education EV3.
Robert Dillon is a an expert in K–12 learning spaces, and loves to explore the intersections of technology and learning space design.
The ED has selected five finalists in the EdSim Challenge, a national competition that aims to advance students’ career and technical skills with immersive, computer-based simulations. Finalists will each receive $50,000 and continue to develop their prototypes for a chance to win the $430,000 grand prize.
Schools that implement BYOD programs will choose one or both of two approaches: required BYOD and supplemental BYOD. While supplemental BYOD is a common-sense way to broaden students' and teachers' classroom resources, required BYOD is a problematic choice that will challenge a school district's staff and the community as a whole.
- By Jeff Mao
Reading stories aloud to children has long been proven to boost early literacy skills, but less has been revealed about the impact of a story’s format on learning. Now, new research says that preschool-age children will comprehend a story in both digital and print formats if they enjoy the story’s content.
Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest are among the most popular websites and apps on Planet Earth. Those websites support "picting" — using images to communicate. In this week’s blog post, we present a "pro" and a "con" about the value of "picting" — using images — not words — for communication and self-expression.
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Learning management system itslearning Monday launched a completely mobile LMS. Users now have full access to course content, resources and tools on Android and iOS smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.
Many parents are concerned that screen time can negatively impact young children, who frequently use mobile devices like iPads and smartphones to play games and watch videos. Now, a new study says that letting a child under age 2 play with an iPad may cause them to have speech delays.
A day after a widespread e-mail phishing attack that many security experts called "sophisticated," Google has rolled out a new safeguard to its Android Gmail app.