Mobile Computing

App Security: Yet One More Thing Teachers Are Being Held Accountable For

As documented on the front page of the New York Times, teachers are being asked to make decisions about the data privacy and security aspects of the apps they bring into their classrooms. With the current district/school policies, it is only a matter of time before a parent will sue a teacher for allowing a child’s data to be published on the Internet. Something is wrong here!!

SchoolInfoApp Adds Digital IDs, Hall Passes

SchoolInfoApp has updated its mobile app to include a student ID badge and digital hall passes.

EBSCO Debuts App Catalog for Discovery Services

EBSCO has launched Orbit, an online catalog of apps designed to enhance EBSCO Discovery for library users.

News-O-Matic Adds Lexile Scores for Differentiated Nonfiction Reading

News-O-Matic, billed as a daily newspaper just for kids, has partnered with MetaMetrics to add Lexile scores to its resources in an effort to help teachers provide grade-appropriate nonfiction text and differentiated instruction.

How One New York City Principal Manages Smartphones in Class

Nancy Amling, the founding principal of Hudson High School of Learning Technologies, talks about what will and won’t change at her school now that the New York City Department of Education has lifted its ban on smartphones on campus.

Pasco Introduces New Tablet Designed for Science

The Spark Element is capable of connecting to more than 80 all-digital Pasport sensors and comes pre-loaded with Pasco's science learning application Sparkvue.

Mobile Learning Handbook Offers Tips on Choosing Apps for Education

The handbook includes practical advice on creating applications for education and advises parents and educators on how best to use mobile learning resources in class and at home.

Network Speed: How Fast is Fast Enough?

Three years ago, SETDA published capacity targets for both external and internal connections. Have districts gotten up to speed?

Google Revs Chromebook Pixel, 'Fastest Chromebook Yet'

Google has released a new version of its high-end Chromebook Pixel, two years after the introduction of the first Pixel.

The 3 Educational Benefits for Students Collaborating Synchronously

In this post we first describe, based on research, what a productive (synchronous) collaborative interaction is, and then we identify the three benefits to the students from engaging in a productive collaborative interaction.