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Create a class of GPS explorers with geocaching
Create a class of GPS explorers with geocaching

Geocaching combines problem solving, collaboration, and appreciation for the outdoors Several years ago I attended a Discovery Education Teacher Institute in San Francisco, and was pulled into the adventurous world…


Experts outline mobile learning tips

Mobile learning and the ability to give students anytime, anywhere access to school resources are high on every educator’s list, but the technology brings with it valid concerns—including access for…


With mobile device management, schools can rest easier

When you’re handing out 27,000 iPads and iPod Touches to your students and staff, having an easy way to manage all the devices—pushing out just the right applications that each…


75 percent of youths text daily; one in four has a smart phone

More than three-quarters of all U.S. teenagers have cell phones, and of those, a growing number have smart phones—cell phones that are always online.


Teachers share tips for using smart phones as learning tools in class, at home

For years, schools have banned the use of cell phones in schools. But today, some schools are cautiously embracing smart phones as a student-friendly technology that can enhance lessons at…


Report examines ‘school to home’ communications

A new report has identified key trends and issues when it comes to how teachers, parents, and students communicate, and it indicates that the growing prevalence of mobile devices could…


Educational apps for early learners see huge jump

As mobile learning devices crop up in classrooms from coast to coast, the market for educational apps appears to be thriving, with educational apps for pre-schoolers and toddlers experiencing a…


Tips and success stories for effective mobile learning

More and more schools are using mobile learning devices to help boost student engagement and achievement, and a new monograph from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) examines some of…


Panel examines ed tech, personalized learning

Education policy in the United States should change and adapt to digital technologies that make personalized learning a reality, agreed a number of panelists during an Oct. 6 Brookings Institution…


‘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…

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