Initially, a pilot program will help provide high-speed Internet access, technical assistance, digital literacy programs and devices to more than 200,000 children in 27 cities and one tribal nation.
Challenges facing IT directors include an astronomical need for bandwidth, rethinking learning spaces and delivering professional development instead of just training.
At Philadelphia’s String Theory School, teachers develop their own course materials in iTunes U, making the bulging backpack full of books a thing of the past.
Worldwide device sales will reach 2.5 billion units in 2015, according to Gartner, a 1.5 percent increase over 2014 totals.
The “competency learning" movement is gaining serious momentum. But, drawing on decades of research in the psychology of learning, we will argue in this week’s blog post that competency learning appears to be based on a fundamentally flawed model of how learning takes place and how learning needs to be assessed.
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
First-time smartphone users in a recent study found that phones were actually detrimental to their ability to learn, leading researchers to conclude that "providing access to a smartphone, without specific directed learning activities, may actually be detrimental to the overall learning process."
Students can use the device to help them collect and analyze data from more than 40 different sensors.
In this commentary, an instructional technologist compares teacher's fear of allowing students to use mobile devices in class with a parent's fear of giving teenagers the keys to a car.
Earn2Learn is launching a new mobile app designed to encourage family engagement and student attendance at the middle school through college levels.
The new line of cases for Chromebooks, laptops and tablets features two layers of drop protection.