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.


Mobile Beacon Awards Digital Inclusion Grants

Mobile Beacon, an organization that connects nonprofits, schools and libraries to the internet, has chosen Chelsea District Library in Chelsea, MI and Bartram High School in Philadelphia, PA as the recipients of its Wi-Fly Lending Launch Kit grant for educators. These grants provide 25 laptops, 25 4G LTE mobile hotspots and free, mobile, unlimited 4G internet access for one year to each organization.

Study Examines Benefits and Constraints of BYOD Policies

A new study examines the affordances, or benefits, and constraints of instituting bring your own device (BYOD) policies in schools.

Canvas Adds Mobile App to Improve Parent Engagement

Instructure has launched a new mobile app for its Canvas learning management system, the Canvas Parent app, designed to give parents or guardians a new tool to more easily monitor their students' progress.

Seattle Elementary Teacher Uses Bloomz App to Encourage Good Behavior

Once Seattle teacher Jude Miqueli she started using Bloomz a year and a half ago, she noticed that her kids were responding better, and were even improving their behavior in class.

El Paso School District Receives $8 Million to Provide Students with Tech Tools, STEM Education

Five middle schools in the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) have joined the Verizon Innovative Learning Initiative and are receiving a grant of $8 million — $1.6 million each — to provide all students and teachers with access to technology tools, service, STEM education programs and training over a two-year period.

AT&T Gives $25,000 to MDBio Foundation to Boost STEM Education in Maryland

AT&T is contributing $25,000 to the Maryland-based MdBio Foundation to boost science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the Old Line State.

Sowash’s ‘The Chromebook Classroom’: An Excellent Resource for K–12 Teachers!

The Chromebooks are coming! The Chromebooks are coming! So, what is a K-12 teacher supposed to do with those Chromebooks? In this week’s blog post we review “The Chromebook Classroom”a recently published book by John Sowash. Our opinion? Sowash has hit a homerun!

It's About the Learning, Not the Technology – Until it Breaks

Providing technical support for a large fleet of devices that travel between school and home is no simple task. Jeff Mao, who helped lead the nation's first statewide 1-to-1 learning program, discusses the importance of updating support models and other ways to stay dynamic and prepared.

East Whittier School District Equips First and Second Graders and Teachers with 1,400 Chromebooks

East Whittier City School District in Whittier, CA is equipping first and second grade students and teachers with more than 1,400 Chromebooks to expand student access to high-quality content and instruction, improve student learning and narrow the achievement gap.

New Documentary Explores Impact of Mobile Devices on Teens' Lives

A new documentary explores the impacts smartphones and other mobile devices are having on teenagers and their social, emotional and psychological lives. “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” examines the impact of screen technology on kids and offers parents practical solutions that can work.

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