Mobile Computing

PBS LearningMedia Launches Free iPad App for Students, Updates LearningMedia Service

PBS LearningMedia, the on-demand media service for K-12 classrooms, has added new features and tools, and the company has also launched a free iPad app for students.

Microsoft Makes Surface Pro Tablet Faster and More Capable

Microsoft is updating its Windows tablet lineup with the launch of the Surface Pro 4, a faster version of the Surface Pro with a larger display and upgraded stylus.

4 Fantastic and Free Professional Learning Networks for Teachers

Across the world, educators are turning to personal learning networks to get inspiration and trade best practices. Here are four that offer great resources for teachers at no cost.

Microsoft Rolling Out Updated Lumia Mobile Devices

Microsoft has introduced a new range of Windows 10-based Lumia smart phones, including a 5.7-inch quad-HD model to rival the latest Android-based phablets.

The (Native) App is Dead; Long Live the (Web) App

On 28 October 2014, the W3C approved a standard version of HTML5, a programming language for the web. For K-12 at least, HTML5 is totally disruptive – in a GOOD way! Educational app developers can now write highly interactive apps that will run on virtually all end-user-oriented, computing devices, i.e., on all the crazy computers that kids bring into their BYOD classrooms. Finally, BYOD makes good sense; finally, teachers can FULLY exploit the affordances of the kids’ BYOD computing devices!! HTML5 is nothing short of a sea change in educational software.

English on the Go Uses Social Features To Teach English

A new app, English on the Go, aims to leverage social features to help students learn English more easily.

Showbie Adds Digital Portfolios for 1:1 Classrooms

Showbie, a classroom workflow app, has added a new digital portfolio feature for one-to-one environments to its pro version.

THE Journal 2015 Readers' Choice Awards

THE Journal's readers have chosen their favorite and most revered software and hardware — tools that help them, as teachers, administrators and tech leaders, fulfill the mission of education.

Google Reveals Nexus 6P, 5X with Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Google Tuesday formally revealed the long-rumored successors in its Nexus line of smart phones — the 5.7-inch, quad-HD Nexus 6P and the 5.2-inch Nexus 5X.

Google Seeks Teachers to Pilot 3D Virtual Field Trips

Google soon will be rolling out a new service, called Expeditions, that could take virtual field trips to a whole new level — and the company is accepting requests from educators to pilot the technology in their classrooms this year.