Mobile

11/20/2013

11/20/2013

The rise of 1-to-1 programs has pushed a surge of mobile devices into schools, creating a whole new logistical challenge for district CIOs. These technology managers are wise to deploy a mobile device management system to keep track of both the hardware and the data.

10/9/2013

10/9/2013

There's been a notable increase in startup accelerators aimed at incubating educational tech companies. The reason: There's a realization that technology can dramatically affect educational outcomes.

10/8/2013

10/8/2013

A malfunctioning charger triggered the decision to suspend the use of 15,000 computer tablets at Guilford County middle schools in a setback for the district’s $30 million Race To the Top experiment in digital learning.

10/8/2013

Salesforce.com founder goes above and beyond request from San Francisco mayor and superintendent to help boost access to technology.

10/2/2013

10/2/2013

A well executed mobile app idea can boost student/teacher engagement and be a beneficial tool for your district. Whether you're saving your pennies or you've got money to burn, doing your app homework first will ensure that you don't waste money or time.

9/30/2013

9/30/2013

For the first time in Massachusetts, a special education school is equipping each of its students with a personal iPad.

9/26/2013

9/26/2013

It took exactly one week for nearly 300 students at Roosevelt High School to hack through security so they could surf the Web on their new school-issued iPads, raising new concerns about a plan to distribute the devices to all students in the district.

9/18/2013

9/18/2013

Sixty-three percent of adult cell owners now use their phones to go online, a figure that has doubled since 2009, when Pew first started tracking internet usage on cell phones. Cell owners ages 18-29 are the most likely of any demographic group to use their phone to go online.

9/16/2013

9/16/2013

The tablet classroom may have once been the stuff of science fiction, but modern developments in technology and brain science may have come together to create a massive change in the way we think about education.

8/26/2013

8/26/2013

The students will use the devices all school year, and middle- and high-schoolers will be able to take them home. Curriculum materials for students' core subjects will be loaded onto the computers, reducing the need for textbooks.

8/14/2013

8/14/2013

Security and educational uses are giving school administrators new reasons to allow cell phones at school, with teachers even incorporating phones into their curricula. With mobile apps and the internet at their fingertips, teachers and students are now using phones as clickers to answer questions, and providing teachers with feedback on student progress.

8/8/2013

8/8/2013

Although schools have traditionally banned or limited cellphones in the classroom, 73% of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers said their students use phones in the classroom or to complete assignments, according to a Pew Research Center study released in February.

8/6/2013

8/6/2013

Two Louisiana high schools plan to use their students’ smartphones for classroom instruction this coming school year.

8/1/2013

8/1/2013

Amidst the hubbub, sixth-grade students Jason Holgate and Haden Bishop flicked through the pages of an iPad app breaking down Tuesday's menu options at Fox Hollow and checking what the rest of the week had in store.

7/30/2013

7/30/2013

Jefferson County Public Schools is revisiting its decade-long ban on using cell phones in classrooms — bowing to lobbying from principals who believe the phones can improve learning.

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