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.


Windows Holographic Coming to Various Devices for 'Mixed Reality'

Windows Holographic, a Microsoft platform that allows the combination of virtual reality, holographic computing and real-world elements, is coming to various devices in the coming months, according to Microsoft. The expansion of this “mixed reality” platform, accessible through Windows 10, was announced last week by Microsoft Vice President Terry Myerson.

Global Personal Computing in K-12 Market Expected to Slow in 2016

Unstable economic conditions internationally are putting the brakes on the global personal computing market in the K-12 sector, according to a recent report by London-based research firm Futuresource Consulting.

Tablet Sales Remain Strong Despite 2-Year Decline

Tablet shipments will drop for the second straight year, dipping 9.6 percent below 2015 totals, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp., and will face another down year in 2017 before rebounding slightly in 2018 on the strength of detachables.

Report: Virtual Reality Shipments to Rocket up 2,400 Percent This Year

Shipments of virtual reality devices will expand by more than 2,400 percent this year according to a new forecast from International Data Corp.

Edinburg Consolidated ISD Deploys Augmented Reality Reading Curriculum

Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District in Texas has implemented a supplemental reading curriculum for more than 100 of its early elementary classrooms to support reading instruction, particularly for at-risk students, English language learners and students with special needs.

Enhance the Classroom with Chrome Extensions

With the rise of Chromebooks in schools, more student-friendly, classroom-ready Chrome extensions are popping up in the Chrome store. These clever tools can enhance students' and teachers' online activities.

Tough Tech Choices: Laptops, Tablets, Chromebooks, BYOD?

Jeff Mao, who helped lead the nation's first statewide 1-to-1 learning program — the Maine Learning Technology Initiative — offers up practical advice to help you find your school's solution.

Varsity Tutors Releases Mobile Tutoring App

Varsity Tutors, a St. Louis-based tutoring and test prep company, is launching a mobile app today that offers one-on-one video-chat tutoring and live instruction, screen shot capabilities, a “Workboard” (whiteboard) and the ability to seamlessly switch between streaming video and written messages.

ASUS Chromebook Adds Remote Access to Windows

Computer company ASUS is integrating software on one its Chromebook lines to allow schools using Chrome to run Windows applications and desktops from within the Google environment.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Debuts Game-Based Study App

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched StudyPop, a new iOS app designed to turn studying into a game.

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