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  • Students Write More, Write Better on the Computer: Rigorously Supported!

    Singer and Ivory, in their Nov. 4 New York Times article, made a major mis-speak: "... there is little rigorous evidence so far to indicate that using computers in class improves educational results." In this week’s blog post we identify research that addresses Singer and Ivory’s concern, as well as documenting the fact that K-12 students write more and write better when using a computer. Read Full Article

  • IT Staff Support is Critical for Success in 1-to-1 Classrooms

    Educators typically have mixed views on their school’s IT staff — to put it mildly. In order to better understand IT staff’s priorities, responsibilities and resources, we lunched with them recently. Our eyes were opened by those conversations! Read Full Article

  • Nevada is Leading the Way: Nevada’s Going 1-to-1

    1-to-1 is no longer a tired notion. 1-to-1 is changing. 1-to-1 is about to ... take off! Nevada has just announced its renewed commitment to 1-to-1. Let’s use what we have learned since Maine when 1-to-1 in 2002 to ensure a success in Nevada — and in all the states that will be going 1-to-1 in the near future! Read Full Article

The Latest in Mobile Computing

  • Samsung, Apple Increase Lead in Smartphones

    The top 5 smartphone makers expanded their lead in the latest three-month period, with all but Apple seeing double-digit growth, according to a new report.

  • Smart Wearables on the Rise as Market Grows

    The worldwide wearables market showed continued growth in the third quarter of 2017, up 7.3 percent over last year, according to International Data Corp. The market research firm has also noted a growing trend toward smart wearables, defined as devices capable of running third-party applications.

  • Trends: Phablets to Dominate Smartphone Market

    Phablets will overtake sales of regular smartphones by 2019 and will climb from 611 million shipments this year to 1 billion in 2021, according to a new forecast.

App Ratings & Reviews

  • Encourage Teamwork with Great Brainstorming Resources

    Visual brainstorming tools, such as mind maps and virtual corkboards, can help students get organized and comfortable sharing their ideas.

  • 3 Game Design Tools to Inspire Learning

    From drag-and-drop programming to scripting language, these top apps and games are great for a range of learners. Students will not only exercise their design-thinking muscles, they'll also learn valuable coding and engineering principles.

  • The Art of Procurement: Balancing Price and Performance

    The learning environment is changing in our schools, and technology is playing a big role. How schools are acquiring their resources can be as affecting as the changes in instructional practices used by teachers.

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