Mobile Computing

Carnegie Mellon Software Aims To Teach Kids Without Teachers

A team of volunteers at Carnegie Mellon University is tackling the challenge of creating tablet software that can teach children without teachers to read, write and do basic math.

Promethean Unveils Latest Iteration of ClassFlow

New ClassFlow Connect device allows nearly complete integration of all devices and digital displays in a single classroom.

4 Thought-Provoking Tools for Persuasive and Argumentative Writing

We found four tools that are designed to help kids make up their own minds about pressing topics and learn how to express opinions in writing.

Blended Learning Is the Future of K-12 Educational Technology

Unlike a previous blog post where we pooh-poohed blended learning, in this blog post we do a flip-flop and hail blended learning as the model for the future of ed tech. Now our formulation of Blended Learning may diverge from the orthodoxy, but so what: We see a future where K-12 students, with their 1-to-1 computing devices, will be engaging in lessons that are computer-based and computer-mediated. You can take that prediction to the bank!

Internet of Things Devices To Grow 30 Percent in 2016

The number of "things" connected to the Internet will grow 30 percent from this year to next, according to market research firm Gartner, to reach a total of 6.4 billion, a total that will balloon to 20.8 billion by 2020.

A Digital Storytelling Playground

In 2012, Lee-Scott Academy launched its iConnect to Excellence technology initiative to great success. Two years later, LSA looked to demonstrate and emphasize its advancement in technology integration by launching #iConnect2.0 — a technology refresher and much more.

Tablet Shipments Decline for Fourth Straight Quarter

Global tablet shipments declined in the third quarter of this year, marking a full year of contracting sales for the devices, according to a new report form International Data Corp.

Carnegie Learning Introduces New Math Instruction App for iPads

Carnegie Learning has introduced a new iPad-based application for math designed for students in grades 6-12.

What Obstacles Prevent Teachers from Using Technology?

In this week’s blog we ask YOU a question: What are the obstacles – the barriers – that prevent K-12 teachers from using technology in their classroom?

It's Not the Device; It's What the Device Can Do

Devices are crucial as a conduit for content; however, they do not directly improve learning outcomes.