Mobile Computing

New York Hall of Science Debuts Noticing Tools Apps

The New York Hall of Science has released a suite of five iPad apps designed to help students learn fundamental math and science concepts through everyday explorations.

There Are No Silver Bullets in Ed Tech

Over the past 20 years, boosters of several new technologies have promised to “revolutionize education.” In this week’s post, we review the various predictions about laptops, interactive whiteboards, iPads and Chromebooks. Ah, techies and their penchant for hyperbole....

Using Visual Storytelling to Teach Common Core ELA and Math

Stacie Isenberg, the technology integration coach at Blairsville-Saltsburg School District (PA), talks about helping teachers use the Shutterfly Photo Story app to teach to a variety of standards.

Mac to School Now Offers Recertified Fourth-Generation iPads

Released in November 2014, fourth-generation iPads include a 1.4 GHz dual-core Apple Swift (Apple A6) processor, an upgrade from the 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 in the iPad 3.

A New Platform for Connecting the Physical and Digital Worlds

The professor who led a study of several school systems that piloted an all-in-one computer and 3D scanner talks about its potential to help teach STEM and collaboration.

Maryland District Headed Toward BYOD Programs in Every School

Slowly but steadily, a school district in southern Maryland is converting all of its 36 schools into device-friendly zones.

Arkansas Schools To Get Panic Button App

Starting in September all public schools in Arkansas will receive access to a "panic button" app for use during emergencies.

Learning A-Z Launches New Online Portal and App

Kids A-Z offers a learning environment designed to make it easier for students to access Learning A-Z's student-facing resources, such as Raz-Kids, Headsprout, Writing A-Z and ReadyTest A-Z.

How Virtualization and BYOD Help Students Learn Anywhere, Anytime

Douglas Meade, director of information technology at York County School Division (VA), shares how a desktop virtualization initiative has enhanced mobility for students and teachers.

Wisconsin Districts Loading 1-to-1 iPads with Discovery Ed Techbooks

A Wisconsin school district that's kicking off an extensive 1-to-1 program will be using digital textbooks and professional development services from a private partner.