THE Journal's Mobile Computing + Augmented & Virtual Reality Resources

Here you'll find articles covering 1-to-1 computing, BYOD, augmented and virtual reality and all things mobile! Topics range from strategies for managing devices to news and reviews about new hardware and software.


Samueli Academy Virtualizes CAD Software for Student Chromebooks

Samueli Academy, a public charter high school in California, has implemented virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) technology to let students access computer-aided design software from their Chromebooks.

San Diego Unified Forges Ahead on Chromebook 1-to-1

San Diego Unified School District has gone public with its work related to running 1-to-1 programs for 47,000 of its 132,000 students.

MasteryConnect Adds Evidence Capture to Teacher App

MasteryConnect has added an evidence capture feature to the teacher app it released in July.

Moodle Mobile App Adds Offline Functionality

The mobile app that allows access to the open source learning platform has launched a new version, 3.1.3, that makes it easier to use in areas with little or no web access.

IBM Launches New Education App for iPad

IBM is launching its first education app for iPads. IBM Watson Element for Educators is designed to enable a new level of engagement for teachers by providing a more comprehensive view of each student, including data on interests, accomplishments, academic performance, attendance, behaviors and learning activities.

Stanford VR Project Shows Students Oceans of the Future

A new, free virtual reality program allows users to explore just what happens as climate change kills off coral reefs.

Dash, Dot Robots Add Apple Coding Language

Apple has teamed up with Wonder Workshop to teach students Swift, Apple's easy-to-use programming language.

Video Messaging Company Vidku Changes Name to Flipgrid

Vidku, the Minneapolis-based mobile video messaging company that serves educators and businesses, has renamed itself Flipgrid in recognition of its flagship platform.

'Personalized Learning': From Marketing Hype to Good Pedagogy

We (CN &ES) took a deep dive into a popular "personalized learning" programs for K–8 mathematics instruction. While we have not been particularly supportive of personalized learning in the past, to put it mildly, in this week’s blog we describe what impressed us about this particular math program that used concept-based practice and differentiated instruction.

Girls Who Code Debuts App

Girls Who Code has launched its Girls Who Code Loop app, available on iOS and Android for free. The platform serves as a community forum for questions and announcements on coding, college, jobs and internships.

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