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.


Educational Technology is at a Fork: Instruction vs Construction

There are some that use technology to support construction-oriented pedagogies — maker movement, project-based learning — and some that use technology to support instruction-oriented pedagogies — personalized learning. Instruction may well be less costly to deliver — but the loss of the opportunity to develop our children’s creativity is inestimable.

Oculus Launches Virtual Reality Program in High Schools

The new initiative provides students with VR equipment to create short films on social issues.

ReadWorks Offers Free Summer Reading Packets Online

ReadWorks, a provider of reading comprehension curricula, is producing free summer reading packets for K-12 students.

NComputing Launches Chromebook CX110 and Chrome App, Offering Windows

NComputing has launched the Chromebook CX110 and Chrome app, paving the way for American schools to easily run Windows applications on their Chromebooks.

Dremel 3D Printer Adds Mobile Printing from iOS and Android Devices

Dremel has rolled out two new mobile apps for its latest 3D printer that allow users to print 3D models and monitor printers remotely. The company will also launch a program to give free 3D printers to education "ambassadors."

Q&A with Digital Innovator Andrew Smith

As director of digital innovation in North Carolina’s Rowan-Salisbury School District, Andrew Smith and his team have successfully implemented a 1-to-1 iPad program for 20,000 students at 35 schools. He did it in less than a year.

Sound the Trumpets! Finally, Statistical Evidence that 1-to-1 Results in Increased Student Achievement

The evidence drought is over! A recent methodologically rigorous meta-analysis shows that in 1-to-1 classrooms, there is an increase in student achievement. Yay! Here’s the justification for all those 1-to-1 Chromebook roll-outs!

Speakaboos Reading App Hits the Market

Speakaboos, the New York-based ed tech company that promotes learning and reading through interactive, kid-friendly media, has launched a national marketing campaign for its multi-platform reading app for children ages 2 to 6.

California Virtual Parks Program Adds Tablet Viewing

An elementary school in Southern California will be the first to experience an online state park program that uses a tablet-outfitted mobile studio.

HP Ships Quad HD Chromebook 13

HP and Google have collaborated to produce the new HP Chromebook 13, an ultra-thin laptop powered by the sixth generation Intel Core processor. The all-metal Chromebook 13 is only 12.9 millimeters (0.5 inches) thick when closed and weighs 2.86 pounds.

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