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.

EON Reality Launches Free App for 'Gamified' Learning

EON Reality has just launched a free app that aims to help teachers and students learn with interactive, "gamified" lessons.

New Camera Live Streams Virtual Reality

A California-based company has launched a new camera that can live stream virtual reality to websites and VR headsets.

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.

Learning is in the Conversation: From Monologue to Dialog in the K-12 Classroom

First the educational need, then the technology! Dialogue, not monologue, needs to be a primary learning activity. Supporting dialogue in the classroom, then, is a real educational need. The Collabrify Suite of Apps – free, device-agnostic, and designed expressly for grades 1-8 – meet that real educational need. Read this week’s blog post, increase dialogue by collabrifying your classroom.

Explain Everything Unveils New Whiteboard App for iPads

Explain Everything has updated the Explain Everything Collaborative Whiteboard, an iOS app designed specifically for use in education.

New York District Goes 1:1 with Chromebooks

Batavia City School District in New York will provide every student in the high school with a Chromebook beginning in fall 2016.

Learnings from a Traumatic Professional Development Experience

This week’s blog post is about how CN un-traumatized ES after his professional development "experience." Without CN, he presided over a 50-minute session on how to use our Collabrify Apps in the K-12 classroom, at a one-day professional development event at a regional high school. ES thought that telling teachers how to use technology in their classrooms was a '90s strategy — not a today's strategy.

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