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.


5 Must-Haves for Any 1-to-1 School

Plano ISD manages a 1-to-1 environment with 52,000 Chromebooks. Here, two tech administrators share the five essential tools that make it all work.

University-Created Virtual Field Trips Deliver Interactive Exploration for Free

"Virtual Field Trips," offers interactive experiences captured during actual expeditions with scientists doing current research. Some of the trips include adaptive feedback and adaptive pathways. The resources are already being used in high school and college classrooms to supplement lessons in biology, earth sciences, geology, anthropology and other studies.

OER 3.0: K-12 Teachers in Michigan Are Creating and Using Deeply-Digital, OER Curricula

OER – Open Education Resources — will play an increasingly important role as schools move to 1-to-1. In this week’s blog post, we describe OER 1.0, OER 2.0 and OER 3.0. Examples of OER 3.0, deeply digital curricula, created by Michigan K-12 teachers, using the Collabrify Roadmap Platform, will be highlighted.

$299 Chromebook Ruggedized for Student Use

The CTL Chromebook Tab Tx1, priced at $299, weighs 1.2 pounds and includes a non-slip texture and drop-resistant outer shell.

Microsoft, VictoryVR Release Free STEM VR Curriculum

Microsoft and VictoryVR have made a library of virtual-reality-based science content available free to schools that are using headsets running Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality.

AI + 5G = New Internet in 2020

The marriage of two emerging technologies – AI and 5G – are about to remake the Internet. In this week’s blogpost we speculate on the changes these technologies and this New Internet will engender.

Lower Rates of Cyberbullying in Schools Where Phones are Allowed

A recent "data point" from the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics stated that schools where cellphone use was allowed reported less cyberbullying than schools where the devices were prohibited.

Biology Class Dissections to Get Virtual Treatment

While dissections are an integral part of most biology classes, many states now have laws in place that give students the right to opt out of animal dissections. The new solution offers schools an option, starting with a VR frog, which is expected to be available in this quarter.

North Carolina School Adds VR Headset System for STEAM Education

The project was undertaken by video game lover and STEM coach, Jennifer Snyder, who saw the gear in use at the University of North Carolina Charlotte and added it to her wish list.

Chromebook Bundles LTE

Sprint is working with Google and Oregon-based CTL to create a CTL Chromebook that provides access to LTE mobile service, to compete with similar models from Samsung and ASUS.

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