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



  • U.S. Dept. of Ed Tells Schools To Carry Out Research on Educational Technology: Really?

    In this week’s blogpost, we examine a new proclamation from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology: in addition to everything else educators already do, educators should now carry out rapid-cycles of scientifically-valid, classroom-based research.Piling more and more onto the backs of K-12 educators can’t be a strategy for effectively moving K-12 public education into the digital age.


  • Study Examines Benefits and Constraints of BYOD Policies

    A new study examines the affordances, or benefits, and constraints of instituting bring your own device (BYOD) policies in schools.

  • Canvas Adds Mobile App to Improve Parent Engagement

    Instructure has launched a new mobile app for its Canvas learning management system, the Canvas Parent app, designed to give parents or guardians a new tool to more easily monitor their students' progress.

  • Online Charter School Loses State Attendance Audit Appeal

    An appeal by Ohio’s largest online charter school of a ruling that allows the state to use the amount of time students are logged in to calculate enrollment and funding has been dismissed.

  • Britannica Launches Content Packs for K-12 Social Studies

    Britannica has debuted LaunchPacks: Social Studies, a collection of content packs designed to cover the entire K-12 social studies curriculum.

  • Mobile Beacon Awards Digital Inclusion Grants

    Mobile Beacon, an organization that connects nonprofits, schools and libraries to the internet, has chosen Chelsea District Library in Chelsea, MI and Bartram High School in Philadelphia, PA as the recipients of its Wi-Fly Lending Launch Kit grant for educators. These grants provide 25 laptops, 25 4G LTE mobile hotspots and free, mobile, unlimited 4G internet access for one year to each organization.

  • NBA Teams Up With Discovery Education on Math Techbook

    More than 3 million students using the Math Techbook from Discovery Education will now have a chance to apply their knowledge of professional basketball to solving math problems, thanks to a new multi-year partnership with the NBA.

  • Nonprofit Releases Tool for Districts to Compare Broadband Prices, Speeds, Bandwidth

    EducationSuperHighway, a San Francisco-based ed tech nonprofit, has launched the full version of its Compare & Connect K–12, an online tool that helps school district technology directors and superintendents view and compare broadband services and bandwidth information for school districts across the country.

  • Technology Use Among Teachers Strong and Growing

    The vast majority of teachers are using technology daily with their students, and most say their use of technology will increase even more next year, according to a new study involving 2,500 K–12 teachers.

  • Report: More Equity Needed in K–12 Education

    A new research project from Scholastic finds that the overwhelming majority of educators (97 percent) agree that “equity in education for all children should be a national priority.” The Teacher & Principal School Report, released Thursday, surveyed more than 4,700 public school pre-K–12 teachers and principals representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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