Mobile Computing

Google Revs Chromebook Pixel, 'Fastest Chromebook Yet'

Google has released a new version of its high-end Chromebook Pixel, two years after the introduction of the first Pixel.

Quick Key Mobile Releases Scanner App for Android Devices

Quick Key is a mobile assessment tool that transforms mobile phone and tablets into optical scanners to grade quizzes, tests and surveys.

A Laptop in Every Backpack

Connectivity is an absolute necessity, but it isn’t enough. The Internet is merely a river of information. In order to drink from it, each student needs his or her own cup.

Lego Demonstrates New Robot-Programming App

The combination of a Mindstorms Education EV3 robot and the app is designed to allow teachers and students to get started in robotics within a 45-minute classroom period.

Report: Changes Coming to the Way iPads Are Deployed in Schools

iPad deployments in education environments may soon be easier, according to a recent report in MacRumors.

Slowdown Expected in K-12 Mobile Device Growth for 2015

The market for mobile computing devices in K-12 worldwide has grown by 18 percent, according to new analysis by Futuresource Consulting.

Why Has Technology Failed To Substantially Improve Student Achievement?

Using the “productivity paradox” from the business world, we can understand why student achievement has not benefitted from technology use.

7 Best Test-Prep Apps for Students

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of the best apps to help students prepare for standardized tests.

Adaptivity Tops Gartner Ed Strategic Tech List

Even as education spending is expected to inch up two percent this year to reach $67.8 billion worldwide, the way in which school districts, colleges and universities are spending that money is evolving to reflect the growing digital nature of teaching and learning, according to Gartner. In a new report, "Top 10 Strategic Technologies Impacting Education in 2015," the business IT consulting firm ranked 10 innovations and tech trends that it believes the education CIO should plan for in 2015.

FreshGrade Debuts Parent Engagement iPad App

FreshGrade has released a free new iPad app, also called FreshGrade, designed to help teachers efficiently capture, document and share student learning with parents in real time.