Mobile Computing


Blended Learning: A Common Sense, Teacher-Friendly Definition

The term “blended learning” accurately describes the pedagogical practices that are taking place in 1-to-1 classrooms. This week’s screed (aka blog post) describes the following unfortunate fact: the term “blended learning” is being used by some to mean “adaptive, personalized learning.” Grrr! Join us in keeping “blended learning” to mean the teacher-friendly, common-sense definition.

Chromebooks Account for Half of K-12 Device Shipments

Shipments of Chrome OS-based devices to American K–12 schools increased more than 31 percent in the last year.

Evaluating the Privacy and Security of Ed Tech

When working with educational technology, responsible decision makers in schools recognize the need for solid security and privacy practice in software applications.

Virtual Tour to Honor Shakespeare's Legacy

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, Discovery Education will host a free virtual field trip for students worldwide on April 22.

InFocus Intros Smartphone-Sized PC

InFocus today announced a new ultra-portable PC that can connect to an iPad, iPhone, PC monitor, display or projector.

Ed Tech Spending Increases by 7 Percent

Education technology hardware spending increased globally by 7 percent in 2015, according to a new report.

New Casper Suite Enables Mix-and-Match 1-to-1 and Shared iPads

Software for managing Apple devices in a classroom or other settings has gotten an update to leverage features of iOS 9.3.

Tyler Tech's New Student Portal Gives Stakeholders Access to SIS

Tyler Technologies has launched a new parent-student portal, Student 360, that will provide more access for parents, students and school staff to its student information system.

5 Online Discussion Tools to Fuel Student Engagement

Give students a chance to connect with each other and be heard.

So, When During the School Day Should Teachers Create Curriculum?

OER – Open Education Resources – are being touted by the Department of Education as the key to future of K-12 curriculum. While there is no question that OER are a component of the new digital curriculum, in this blog, we answer the question raised in the blog post’s title.

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