Mobile Computing


Small California District Grows Into 1-to-1 Program

A school district in the Central Valley of California is gradually working its way toward a district-wide 1-to-1 program.

NWEA Launches MAP Assessment iPad App

The Northwest Evaluation Association has launched a new iPad app, called MAP Testing, that is designed to let students use a touchscreen to take the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) and MAP for Primary Grades assessments.

Report: Detachables To Drive Tablet Growth Through 2020

Detachable tablets will nearly quadruple, as a share of the tablet market, from 8 percent to 30 percent in 2020, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp.

Wearables See Triple-Digit Growth

Wearables are not just for gadget enthusiasts and early adopters anymore. They've gone mass-market. More than 71 million wearables were shipped in the last year, according to a new report.

AVTeq Debuts 48-Device Charging Cart

AVTeq has launched the Tablet Charging Cart, a mobile cart capable of charging as many as 48 devices.

Torsh Adds Bluetooth-Compatible Version to Video Observation Platform

Torsh, a company that provides a video-based platform for teacher professional development, is improving its basic video capture tool by launching a Bluetooth-compatible version of its T Uploader iOS and Android apps.

Report: Innovating World Language Education Through Technology

Mobile apps, online platforms and other technologies are transforming world language education programs by "creating more dynamic, interactive experiences that expose students to the nuances of languages and cultures," according to a new report.

Only Truly 1-to-1 is Truly Transformative

The dominant pedagogy in classrooms today is still direct instruction, the pedagogy underlying so-called computer-based, “personalized learning” environments. But, we argue in this week’s blog that truly 1-to-1 implementations, which are only now becoming feasible, are the opportunity needed to transform classrooms and support educators in moving to an inquiry pedagogy, a pedagogy that develops students’ critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration.

Alabama District Nears Complete Rollout of 1-to-1 Program

Alexander City Schools is nearing the end of a two-year rollout of a 1-to-1 program that will eventually see a computer in the hands of each of its 3,400 students.

Chromebooks: Things we Love, Things We Love Not So Much

Reportedly some 30,000 Chromebooks come online in K-12 each day. There are positive and negative aspects to that, though, as far as we can tell, the Chromebook invasion is mostly a good thing for education.

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