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.


Speakaboos Reading App Hits the Market

Speakaboos, the New York-based ed tech company that promotes learning and reading through interactive, kid-friendly media, has launched a national marketing campaign for its multi-platform reading app for children ages 2 to 6.

California Virtual Parks Program Adds Tablet Viewing

An elementary school in Southern California will be the first to experience an online state park program that uses a tablet-outfitted mobile studio.

HP Ships Quad HD Chromebook 13

HP and Google have collaborated to produce the new HP Chromebook 13, an ultra-thin laptop powered by the sixth generation Intel Core processor. The all-metal Chromebook 13 is only 12.9 millimeters (0.5 inches) thick when closed and weighs 2.86 pounds.

Howard U Middle School Gets Augmented Reality Sandbox for Science Classes

The University of California, Davis recently brought an augmented reality (AR) sandbox to students at Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science to help them learn about Earth science and watersheds.

ThingLink Launches VR Editor for Schools

ThingLink, provider of an interactive media platform, has unveiled a new multimedia editor designed to allow users to annotate 360-degree images and videos and view them in virtual reality.

Teachers Creating and Curating OER-Based Curricula: An Example from Tullahoma City Schools

Expanding the conversation around "Reinventing Curriculum": In this week’s blog post, Superintendent Dan Lawson explains how his district is creating OER curricula. Dan's post is a thought-provoking response to our earlier blog post about the challenges teachers face in creating OER materials.

Wearable Technology Expected to Flourish in Classrooms

Classroom wearable technology in the United States is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 46 percent over the next four years, according to a recent report released by Research and Markets, a Dublin, Ireland-based market research firm.

Truenorthlogic Introduces New App to Track PD Attendance

Truenorthlogic has launched a new mobile attendance app that’s designed to save K-12 teachers in professional development time and paperwork.

Course Hero Launches Mobile Study App

Course Hero has launched a new Android app featuring crowdsourced study resources for students.

Virtual and Augmented Reality Poised for Explosive Growth

Virtual and augmented reality are often touted as the next big thing in education. How big? Not nearly as big as textbooks, but heading toward the billion-dollar mark inside of 10 years.

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