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.
Two thirds (67 percent) of parents say monitoring their children’s media use is more important than respecting their privacy, according to a report released Tuesday by Common Sense Media. More than two in five parents (41 percent) say they check their children’s devices and social media accounts “always” or “most of the time.”
Worldwide tablet shipments are expected to decline by 12 percent for the rest of 2016, rounding out the year at 182.3 million shipments, according to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.
Stratford School, a group of private schools based in California, is participating for the fifth year in a row in Code.org’s global Hour of Code, which takes place Dec. 5 through 11.
A recent survey conducted by Quizlet, an online learning tool provider, finds that most teachers say technology makes learning more fun, while students say it helps them learn.
Council Bluffs Community School District has received a $54,500 grant from Google to purchase 28 virtual reality kits with 15 headsets each, in an effort to boost student engagement and diversify instruction.
Cleverywhere has launched a new game, ThemePark, designed to help students improve their scores on standardized tests.
An appeal by Ohio’s largest online charter school of a ruling that allows the state to use the amount of time students are logged in to calculate enrollment and funding has been dismissed.
In this week’s blogpost, we examine a new proclamation from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology: in addition to everything else educators already do, educators should now carry out rapid cycles of scientifically valid, classroom-based research. Piling more and more onto the backs of K–12 educators can’t be a strategy for effectively moving K–12 public education into the digital age.
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Mobile Beacon, an organization that connects nonprofits, schools and libraries to the internet, has chosen Chelsea District Library in Chelsea, MI and Bartram High School in Philadelphia, PA as the recipients of its Wi-Fly Lending Launch Kit grant for educators. These grants provide 25 laptops, 25 4G LTE mobile hotspots and free, mobile, unlimited 4G internet access for one year to each organization.
A new study examines the affordances, or benefits, and constraints of instituting bring your own device (BYOD) policies in schools.