Leveraging the Power of Mobile Learning

LeapFrog’s $140 tablet includes some adaptive learning features
LeapFrog’s $140 tablet includes some adaptive learning features

LeapFrog has released a new Android-based tablet for young learners designed to scale learning activities as students grow, meaning it is capable of remembering curricular progress across games, automatically adjusting…


A one-to-one program done slowly—and right
A one-to-one program done slowly—and right

Superintendent Steven Webb’s successful one-to-one rollout could serve as a roadmap for districts Dr. Steven Webb’s rise as a visionary leader in K-12 education is as much a credit to…


Survey highlights changing teacher opinions on ed tech
Survey highlights changing teacher opinions on ed tech

A new survey reveals evidence of a major shift in educators’ opinions regarding technology as an educational tool, which might be attributed to the increase in educator and administrator use…


‘Bring your own device’ catching on in schools
‘Bring your own device’ catching on in schools

Mobile devices are now found in the hands of most children, and school leaders are using that fact to their advantage by incorporating devices that students already own into classroom…


Experts give advice on mobile learning
Experts give advice on mobile learning

At this year’s Consortium for School Networking conference in New Orleans, not only did most attendees carry their iPads and smart phones from meeting to meeting; the annual conference also…


CoSN’s crystal ball: Get ready for mobile learning, cloud computing
CoSN’s crystal ball: Get ready for mobile learning, cloud computing

In one of the highest attended sessions of the Consortium for School Networking’s annual conference in New Orleans, CoSN, in collaboration with the New Media Consortium (NMC), on March 16…


Mobile learning, online communities take the spotlight
Mobile learning, online communities take the spotlight

During its annual conference in New Orleans March 15, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) launched two new initiatives: one to help school leaders understand how to lead mobile learning…


Kineo: Like an iPad, but made for students
Kineo: Like an iPad, but made for students

As more school leaders look at using iPads and other tablet computers as learning tools, the Florida-based company Brainchild has developed an iPad-like device that is designed specifically for elementary…


Ore. district says iPods fire up kids for reading
Ore. district says iPods fire up kids for reading

While other school systems across the nation have banned personal cellular phones or mobile internet devices, Oregon's Canby School District is one of a growing number of districts that is…


Electronics show to bring fiercer competition to iPad
Electronics show to bring fiercer competition to iPad

Apple Inc.’s popular iPad is getting its strongest competition thus far as consumer-electronics manufacturers unveil tablet computers with bigger screens, front-facing cameras for video chatting, and other features that could…


Survey: Mobile learning at a tipping point
Survey: Mobile learning at a tipping point

According to a recent national survey, access to mobile technology in the classroom has more than tripled among high schools students in the past three years—and even more interesting, parents…


e-Rate administrator: New rules should help fund more applicants
e-Rate administrator: New rules should help fund more applicants

The head of the agency that administers the federal e-Rate program had strong words of support for new FCC rules that he said would further streamline the program and should…


Virginia using iPads to teach social studies
Virginia using iPads to teach social studies

In a huge step forward for K-12 education's move toward an all-digital curriculum, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in collaboration with education publishing giant Pearson, is implementing a pilot…


Are computers for every student a wise investment?
Are computers for every student a wise investment?

Daily technology use in core subject-area classes, frequent technology use in intervention courses, and a low student-to-computer ratio can play a critical role in reducing dropout rates, new research suggests—and…


Program uses smart phones to increase math scores
Program uses smart phones to increase math scores

Two years ago, public high schools in North Carolina began a pilot project to determine whether smart phones, in conjunction with curriculum resources, could be leveraged to increase student math…


Securing K-12 networks for 1:1 computing
Securing K-12 networks for 1:1 computing

The adoption of 1:1 computing programs and online K-12 learning programs are driving an industry-wide move toward accessible network access. In East Grand Rapids Public Schools, and in school districts…


Summit: Mobile computing is education’s future
Summit: Mobile computing is education’s future

Speakers at a recent education technology industry summit had a key piece of advice for the company executives who make and sell products for schools: Go mobile.


Speech recognition, mobile apps help build reading skills
Speech recognition, mobile apps help build reading skills

Students’ scores on a national reading assessment have remained relatively flat for nearly 40 years. As educators work hard to bring that average up, many are excited about the potential…

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