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.


Report: Google Gaining in U.S. Classrooms, Apple's iOS Slipping

Google is gaining a stronghold in United States classrooms, with Chrome OS expanding its presence on school computers, while Apple’s iOS has been on the decline since the first quarter of 2015 among students and teachers. These are some of the findings in Kahoot!’s first-ever EdTrends Report.

Stuck in a Portable Classroom? Here's How to Make the Best of It

Every day in the U.S., hundreds of thousands of teachers go to work in portable classrooms. These teachers and their students face challenges such as limited space and difficult access to bathrooms. Here, a principal and a district director of technology share their solutions for making sure that every student in every type of classroom has equal access to quality education.

Micro:bit Foundation Brings Small-Board Computer to United States and Canada Classrooms

The Micro:bit Educational Foundation in the United Kingdom has opened up availability for its micro:bit small-board computer to education customers in the United States and Canada

Milwaukee Public Schools to Receive Hotspots, Tablets, Smartphones from Sprint

This fall, Sprint is issuing one hotspot, tablet or smartphone to each student within Milwaukee Public Schools (WI), as part of the company's initiative to close the digital divide for students without adequate home internet access.

Review of Liz Kolb’s New Book, 'Learning First, Technology Second'

The Triple E Framework, developed by Liz Kolb, guides teachers in thinking through how to make effective use of specific technology in their specific classrooms. Available up to now primarily on the Triple E website, ISTE has just published Kolb’s book length treatment of Triple E — which we review in this week’s blog post!

Report: We Don't Need More Financial Aid; We Need Better Processes

A new report from Tyton Partners examines how students "get lost" in the financial aid process and how institutions can become more "student-centered" for better outcomes without "adding a single dollar" to the amount of financial aid they make available.

MEL Science Launches Virtual Reality Chemistry Lessons

MEL Science, based in London, has launched a series of virtual reality (VR) chemistry lessons for K–12. The 3-year-old company this week released a MEL Chemistry VR app, featuring a virtual chemistry lab, for free on Google Daydream.

Q1 VR Headset Shipments Display a Bright Future

Oculus Rift is out, but Oculus is in. Even as Facebook's virtual reality system had just 99,000 shipments during the first quarter of 2017, the Oculus deal with Samsung drove the latter company's shipments to five times as many units over the same period.

Apple Swift Draws Support from Robotics, Drone Makers

Lego Education said it would be pairing Mindstorms Education EV3 with the Swift Playgrounds learning platform to allow students to program their Lego Mindstorms robots and other creations with motors and sensors.

Raspberry Pi Foundation and CoderDojo Merge

Two nonprofits in the education business have joined forces. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has merged with CoderDojo.

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