K-12 Mobile Classroom
Mobile Technology in the K-12 Classroom

School Maintenance

  • L.A. School District Crowdsources Maintenance Requests

    At the beginning of 2011, the LAUSD launched a pilot crowdsourcing program that has resulted in 1,000 repair requests in the first eight months of the year. Once fully implemented, it could cut the district's maintenance request-processing expenses by 80 percent.


Literacy Skills

  • iPads Make Better Readers, Writers

    In a research paper titled “Unlocking Literacy with iPad,” Ohio English teacher James Harmon found that state-compiled statistics indicate that those students with iPad access in the year leading up to the Ohio Graduation Test had a 6-percent greater chance of passing the test’s reading portion than those without, and an 8-percent greater chance of passing the writing portion.


Digital Textbooks

  • Amazon Launches On Demand Textbook Rental for Kindle

    Online retailer Amazon.com now allows students to rent textbooks on its popular Kindle tablet on demand, which, the company says, could result in discounts of up to 80 percent. Students can customize the length of their rental period, purchasing any amount of on-demand access from 30 to 360 days, meaning they do not pay for time they do not need.


Device Management

  • Mobile Device Management Software Expands Reach

    Odyssey Software has released the latest version of its mobile device management system, Athena, adding additional functionality to Windows System Center Configuration Manager version 5.0, a platform for updating and maintaining mobile and virtual assets, like iPads and smartphones.


Online Resources