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.


Accountant Reconsiders Plea in Online Charter School Founder's Tax Fraud

An accountant charged with helping the founder and former CEO of Pennsylvania’s largest online charter school avoid federal income taxes on more than $8 million siphoned from the school has reconsidered a guilty plea, the accountant’s defense attorney told the Associated Press Monday.

Equity and Innovation in K–12: Horns of Real Dilemma

Public education must keep equity front-and-center in all its policies; public education is all about equity. And, innovation must be nurtured; teachers who are willing to try to improve their classrooms must be supported. In this week’s blog post, we tell a story — one that T.H.E. Journal readers will surely recognize — of how equity and innovation can be, unfortunately, in mortal conflict!

Brian Lewis Steps Down as CEO of ISTE

Brian Lewis is no longer CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education, the ed tech organization announced this week. No reason was given for his departure.

Angry Birds English Learning App on iOS and Android

The popular video game Angry Birds has been turned into a mobile app designed to help kids learn English. Finnish game developer Rovio Entertainment is collaborating with papagei.com, a video language learning platform, to create “Learn English with Angry Birds,” an app for iOS and Android devices.

Apple Launches Everyone Can Code Initiative and Apple Teacher Program

Apple is donating various apple products to approximately 4,500 teachers and more than 50,00 students as part of a promise to help students acquire coding skills. The company is also launching a new program for teachers to learn to use the Apple products.

Laws Prohibit or Restrict Municipal Broadband Networks in 20-Plus States

Laws in more than 20 states restrict or prohibit local governments from building their own broadband networks, according to a report released today by the Education Commission of the States.

AristotleInsight::K12 Security Updates Improve Chromebook Classroom Management

A security technology company has just updated its flagship product for schools. Sergeant Laboratories announced a new release of AristotleInsight::K12, which provides technology for managing students as they work on their computing devices.

Most U.S. K–12 Teachers Would Not Give Themselves an 'A' in Ed Tech Skills

While more than half of K–12 teachers say they use education technology in the classroom on a daily basis, with nine in 10 saying they do so at least weekly, only 15 percent of those teachers would give themselves an “A” in education technology skills, according to a recent University of Phoenix College of Education survey.

SETDA Raises Broadband Targets for 'Learning in the Digital Age'

Today, the State Educational Technology Directors Association released a report featuring new goals for internet and wide area network services.

Report: Most Educators Want to Try VR in Classroom

Virtual reality (VR) is on the rise. Less than a quarter of educators (23 percent) have tried out VR in their schools so far, and most of that effort has been in science (52 percent) vs. history (29 percent), engineering (20 percent) or any other subject.

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