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.
ThingLink has debuted a new virtual reality content app, VR lessons, designed for teachers, parents and students in elementary school.
Check out these math learning websites, designed to build comprehension as well as confidence.
- By Danny Wagner
A new mobile-based electronic game system has been launched to introduce critical math skills to children.
On the one hand, the role of the teacher in a 1-to-1 classroom is relatively unchanged from what a teacher has always done. Now for “the but”: but on the other hand, 1-to-1 introduces a huge change in what teachers have always done! This week’s blog post discusses this critically important and timely dilemma.
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Moodle has released its 3.0 version for Android and iOS. The free app is now available on Google Play and in the App Store, and will allow users to browse wiki pages.
GoGuardian, a company that develops digital learning software, has developed a new tool designed to help educators manage large numbers of Chromebooks.
Bedtime Math, a nonprofit organization billing itself as a "math ambassador," will expand to a half dozen new cities following a pilot project at Newark Public Schools.
Amazon.com has won a $30 million contract to sell e-books to New York City public schools. With the option to extend the contract for two more years, the deal could be worth more than twice the price.
Without question mobile devices and laptops have the potential to be effective learning tools. However, without quality adult supervision they are merely cognitive candy.
An Atlanta school has adopted augmented reality in its kindergarten classes.
- By Dian Schaffhauser