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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.


Hawaii and Kentucky are Among States That Lead the Way in Connectivity

The second annual “State of the States” report on the state of broadband connectivity in United States schools finds that Hawaii and Kentucky are among a number of states that are leading the way in ensuring that their students have access to equal educational opportunities provided by technology.

A Framework for Technology Adoption: Making Your Pedagogy Deeply Digital

This week’s blog post distills our 30-plus years of working in K–12 classrooms trying, trying, trying to integrate computing devices into those K–12 classrooms. The result: five guidelines. Educators, what’s your take on these five guidelines? Researchers: "Experience is the best teacher, but a fool will learn from no other."

Future K–12 Educators Learn to Teach Through Virtual, Mixed Reality Simulations

Soon-to-be K–12 teachers at East Carolina University’s College of Education are using a virtual reality program that simulates a typical classroom, offering them the opportunity to practice classroom management techniques and instructional strategies in an immersive environment.

Schools Aim to Fundraise $1 Million by Partnering with ClassTag

ClassTag, a free parent engagement app for teachers and schools, is unveiling a pilot launch of its Marketplace feature to boost schools’ funding. The announcement is being made at this week’s Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, FL.

Google Rolls Out New Chromebooks, Allows Access to Android, Adobe Apps

Google is releasing two new Chromebooks for the education market that aim to be more versatile and practical for the everyday student.

Spectrum Introduces Mobile Device Cart Line

Spectrum has unveiled two large mobile device carts, Connect 36 and Connect 18, at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) this week.

CA State Parks Bring Live Field Trips into Classroom Virtually

In order to provide unique, hands-on learning experiences for children, California State Parks has been working to expand its distance learning program, PORTS (Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Schools).

Startups Take Center Stage at FETC

The 37th Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), Jan. 24-27, will feature 19 startup companies in its FETC Startup Pavilion, located in the Orange County Convention Center’s exposition hall.

Project Lead the Way's California Conference Starts Monday

The sixth annual California Project Lead the Way Conference starts Monday in Riverside. About 1,400 students, educators and business professionals are expected to gather at the Riverside Convention Center through Wednesday to witness student inventions and designs, built to solve real-world problems.

Learningonline.xyz and Microsoft Collaborate to Build a Language Learning Bot

Microsoft’s Skype is collaborating with Eton Institute and partner company Learningonline.xyz in developing a bot that can teach users a new language.

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