Mobile Computing

Itslearning Offers Smartphone App for Student Notifications

Cloud-based learning platform itslearning has created an app for iPhones and Android phones that lets students receive mobile notifications about assignments, events and grades, as well as messages from teachers and other students.

App Enhancement Gives Teachers More Control in iPad Classrooms

An updated version of a classroom workflow app will allow teachers to apply control features like “Attention” and "Web Lock."

Toshiba Unveils Two-in-One Notebook with Detachable Display

This week at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, Toshiba introduced the Portégé Z20t, a detachable PC with pen input that combines a notebook and tablet in one device.

What's Hot and What's Not in Ed Tech for 2015

Our panel of experts predicts what trends, devices and software will define educational technology in the coming year.

Oklahoma District Deploys iPads for 1:1 Initiative

Oklahoma's Altus Public Schools has launched a 1:1 computing initiative in an effort to provide personalized digital learning and integrate technology skills practice with the classroom.

Designing for Students and Teachers

In this week’s blog we take ourselves to task for what we have criticized “personalized learning” about: not integrating the classroom teacher into the design of educational software. A sobering reflection!

Tablet Adoption To Continue To Slow in 2015

Sales of tablets will continue to slow in the new year, though the devices will still see an 8 percent growth over 2014 numbers to reach 233 million shipments, according to a new forecast from market research company Gartner.

What Will the Learning Device of the Future Look Like?

We asked a young innovator, a futurist and the CEO of the One-to-One Institute to imagine what students will be using for learning one day. Here are their predictions, from the fantastical to the practical.

Smartphone Shipments Surge as Feature Phone Sales Drop

Global smartphone shipments grew just more than 20 percent to reach 301 million units in the third quarter of 2014 despite no growth in the mobile phone market overall, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner.

Creating the Technology Framework for Personalized Learning

To realize her vision of learning where students work in "makeries" and "collaboratories," the principal of a new school needed a BYOD program and an adaptable personalized learning platform.