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.


School Community Closed by Dorian Gets iPad Shipment

A school shuttered by Hurricane Dorian in early September is receiving a shipment of Apple iPads to be used by students and teachers.

St. Louis High Schoolers Get Free Phones, Cell Service

High school students in St. Louis Public School District received free smartphones and wireless connectivity from wireless provider Sprint as part of the 1million Project.

Free Mixed Reality App Teaches Magnetic Field

Wearing headsets, students can visualize how the magnetic field works in two or three dimensions by manipulating virtual bar magnets with their fingers and watching how compass needles respond to this invisible phenomenon.

Finally, A Free, Easy-to-Use Tool to Mark-Up PDF Worksheets!

All your carefully prepared, tried-and-true paper worksheets can now be used on the computing devices in your 1-to-1 classrooms! Collabrify’s PDFPal is a free, browser-based app that is truly easy-to-use — and free! Read all about PDFPal in today’s blogpost!

School Districts Upgrade to WiFi 6

Hamilton Southeastern Schools and Octorara Area School District are two early adopters of WiFi 6 hardware to improve their wireless network capabilities.

Reducing Dropout Rates Through CTE and Interactive Technology

While research from the Association for Career & Technical Education reveals that students concentrating in CTE programs have a graduation rate of 93 percent compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of 80 percent, simply having a CTE program as part of a school’s curriculum is only a start in reducing dropout rates.

Discovery Ed Boosts Collection for Back-to-School, Acquires AR/VR Ed Company

In time for back-to-school lesson planning, new programs have been added to the Discovery Education Experience and Techbook content; and more content is being made available in Spanish. Also, Discovery recently announced the acquisition of Inspyro, which provides virtual reality and augmented reality education programs.

Google Launches AI-Based Mobile Learning App

Google has introduced a revamped version of the Socratic app to help students complete their homework.

PA District Supports Elementary AR/VR Program with 60 iPads

A Pennsylvania school district is ramping up its device and software inventory. The school board for West Jefferson Hills School District recently approved numerous technology acquisitions, including the lease of Chromebooks and purchase of iPads.

Two Important Lessons About Digital Transformation From Outside Of K-12

We have commented before on the Digital Transformation (DT) happening inside and outside of K-12. Well, sports fans, it’s DT time again! In this week’s blog post, then, we point out two lessons from DT outside of K-12 from which that those in K-12 might well learn.

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