Mobile Computing

1,500 Georgia Families To Get Ed Tablets with Low-Cost Internet Service

A low-cost Internet service delivered by Cox may also now come with a tablet loaded with educational software for low-income families in Georgia.

Survey Reveals Students' Mobile Device Preferences

While 8 in 10 high school students in a Harris Poll said that they own a smartphone. the largest number (38 percent) said they prefer laptops and Chromebooks for learning.

New OECD Report Slams Computers — and Actually Says Why They Can Hurt Learning

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development just released a detailed study of the use of computers in the classrooms in 70 countries. It was no surprise that he study did not find improvement in student achievement due to computer use. It was a surprise, though, that OECD Director Andreas Schleicher named what he saw as the root cause of that failure!

4 Ways a Mobile LMS Enhances Teaching and Learning

Biology teacher Heidi Bernasconi talks about the changes that Google's new Classroom app have created in her classroom — and how it has made grading less daunting.

WiFi Is the New Water

School districts and the federal government are addressing the “mobility gap” between students who have 24/7 broadband access and those who don’t.

Teaching Common Core Math to K–2 Students

Lori Woods, an instructional support teacher at Greenbrook Elementary in South Brunswick, New Jersey, discusses her approach to teaching CCSS-aligned math to her youngest learners.

Nearpod Adds Google Classroom Integration

Nearpod, a company that provides tools to sync learning resources and content across devices, has integrated its technology with Google Classroom.

Research: Why Your Smart Phone Loses Power Even When the Screen's off

A team of researchers from Purdue University and Intel are on a mission to double the life of smartphone batteries. Recently, they came up with an energy optimizer that promises to cut certain types of battery usage by nearly 16 percent.

5 Fundamental Apps for STEAM Classrooms

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of apps that every STEAM classroom must have.