Articles: Mobile

New PD apps can save districts money on travel costs by connecting them virtually with education consultants.
Alison DeNisco
Some apps allow teachers to videotape themselves so they can get instant feedback from peers and mentors
LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines says district can't afford iPads for every student.
Alison DeNisco
District plans to provide computers to students as needed for instruction or testing
Donald Leu (center) leads the team of the New Literacies Research Lab at the University of Connecticut.
Alison DeNisco
Many students lack ability to evaluate the reliability of information on the web
School districts will make their biggest tech investments in tablets and WiFi in 2015. (Click to enlarge chart)
Katie Kilfoyle Remis
Bandwidth, privacy, and professional development top district tech talk

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