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SETDA Report Highlights Best Practices Around the Country for Driving Broadband Connectivity and Access for Students

With high-speed broadband access essential to student learning, Common Sense and SETDA have released a report to help educators, state leaders and policymakers ensure every student has high quality internet access.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Apr 2016

DimensionU Mobile Ed-gaming Apps Now Available on Android Platform

The apps are now available for download on Google Play and Amazon. The product availability on Android will expand access to more students and teachers both in and out of the classroom and continues the company's push to make its engaging, educational games accessible anytime, anywhere.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Feb 2016

Free Resources: Guide from Mimio on Integrating Mobile Devices into the 21st Century Classroom

The 16-page PDF discusses the various challenges that teachers face in incorporating mobile learning in their instructional practices, illustrating four levels of sophistication in the application of mobile devices.
News/Free Resources - Posted 19 Nov 2015

THE NEW MEDIA CENTER: Media Center Design Principles Worth Fighting For

Mary Alice has been involved in many media center designs over her long career. This month, she discusses design ideas that enable school libraries to function well upon being redesigned   and  to continue to function well as needs change!
Column/The New Media Center - Posted 01 Sep 2015 - Sep/Oct 2015 Issue By

THE PIPELINE: Next Up--Beacons!

This month Stephen writes about some technology that is just entering the pipeline and has the potential to change everything … yes, again ... in libraries, in schools, in retail, and in every community engagement space.
Column/The Pipeline - Posted 01 May 2015 - May/Jun 2015 Issue By

WizIQ Introduces Mobile Learning Platform for Live Interactive Classes on Mobile Devices

The cloud-based platform works with iPhone and provides a host of advanced features, giving students the freedom to participate in live classes anywhere/anyplace and providing teachers a vital conduit for live engagement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Jan 2015

ContentKeeper Releases High Speed Multi-Gigabit Web Filtering Technology for K-12 School Districts

TurboBridge is an Ethernet bridge technology designed to meet the high-speed performance and scalability demands of districts' growing bandwidth requirements.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Nov 2014

Netop Releases New Version of Classroom Management Software

Schools with BYOD initiatives and mixed tech environments now have classroom management support From Netop.
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 May 2014

Hooda Math Unveils 50 Math Games for Mobile Devices

Hooda's Site offers 500+ web-based and 50+ mobile math games, perfect for 1:1 and BYOD schools.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Feb 2014

SIIA Releases Qualitative Study on Mobile Learning

The results, gathered from interviews with nine educators, demonstrate the successes and difficulties faced by individual teachers in their integration of smart phones and tablets for educational purposes.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Dec 2013

Cool Links: Edtech Digest on Epson's Free iProjection App

A nod and a Cool Link to Victor Rivero's Edtech Digest for noting this cool tool—Epson's free iProjection App.
News/Cool Links - Posted 25 Nov 2013

Skype in the Classroom

Skype is an internet-based communications technology that can be used to connect classrooms the world over for projects using voice, video, or text.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 06 Nov 2013 - Nov/Dec 2013 Issue By

Interview | Tim Springer: A New Mobile Approach to the Learning Space

Tim Springer (HERO, Inc.), Don Orth (director of technology at Hillbrook School), and Chris Petrick (Bretford Manufacturing) discuss what it takes to create a mobile world for an academic setting, the issues and challenges, advice on managing the process, and the purposes behind it all.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Sep 2013 - Sep/Oct 2013 Issue By

Benesse America Offers StraightAce Learning Middle School-Exclusive Learning System

The StraightAce Learning digital learning system focuses on math and English concepts, resulting in an interactive, multi-platform learning tool that is fully aligned with Common Core State Standards and that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on any device.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Jun 2013

Three New Mimio Tools Expand Collaborative Learning and Integrate with iPads

Designed to create more flexible and collaborative learning environments, the new MimioMobile application for the iPad, the MimioStudio 10 classroom software and MimioPad wireless pen tablet are scheduled to ship Feb. 28, 2013.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Feb 2013

Netop Unveils New Student Response System That Turns Any Smart Device Into a Clicker

Using QVR, a virtual remote technology from Qwizdom, Netop Response provides a browser-based clicker that runs on any smart device, including iPads, PCs, smartphones and other web-enabled devices.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Nov 2012

Follett Integrates Destiny 10.5 with FollettShelf, Follett Digital Reader

The integration is designed to make a district's library more efficient and effective by providing engaging tools for students and teachers to find, share and use digital resources more efficiently, and to support anytime, anywhere learning.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Nov 2012

Capstone Digital Extends Mobile Reach with myON iPad App

The new app lets readers browse a library of more than 3,000 titles and download digital books to an iPad for offline reading.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Nov 2012

Pocket Literacy Coach

Pocket Literacy Coach sends daily text messages suggesting creative learning activities to a parent's mobile phone.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Nov 2012 - Nov/Dec 2012 Issue By

Free Resources: Edutopia's Guide to Help Educators Bring Mobile Devices into the Classroom

The guide, "Mobile Devices for Learning: What You Need to Know," recommends taking advantage of mobile devices to engage students and help them develop digital media and technology skills, and suggests specific tools that educators can begin using today.
News/Free Resources - Posted 26 Sep 2012

BELLTONES: The Technology Purchasing Process--Caveat Emptor!

For this issue, Mary Ann decided to take a look at current technology purchasing practices, particularly, putting the spotlight on one new and one older popular product, the iPad and the interactive whiteboard.
Column/Belltones - Posted 01 Sep 2012 - Sep/Oct 2012 Issue By

MindConnex Learning Launches Fifth Shakespeare In Bits Title - Julius Caesar

Shakespeare In Bits is a multimedia resource designed to enable educators and students to experience, understand and appreciate The Bard's plays in bite-sized chunks, or "bits."
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Jun 2012

Teachscape Announces iPad App for Teachscape Reflect Live Classroom Observation Software

The application allows observers to quickly and accurately collect classroom evidence in an offline environment and then upload that data when a Wi-Fi connection is available, making it easier to conduct classroom observations in schools that are lacking stable internet connectivity.
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Mar 2012

Pearson Offers First Look at Its New Suite of Interactive Books for iPad

At FETC in Orlando, Pearson showcased the first wave of high school multimedia texts re-imagined for the iPad: Miller & Levine Biology, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Environmental Science, with Chemistry and Algebra 2 following in a few weeks.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jan 2012

Epson Announces iProjection App for Wireless Projection from iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch Devices

The new app allows Apple mobile device users to present to any networked Epson projector.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Jan 2012

Learning Together: The Evolution of a 1:1 iPad Program

At Westlake High School in Austin, Texas, an iPad pilot initiative is exploring how a new portable technology, in the hands of teachers and students, can affect teaching and learning. Librarian Carolyn Foote describes how they are proceeding, keeping a close eye on what is working and what the impacts of the project are.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jan 2012 - Jan/Feb 2012 Issue By

StudyBlue Data Suggests Mobile Users Study More and Cram Less Than Website Users

An infographic developed by StudyBlue demonstrates several benefits for students who power-up their smartphones for study sessions.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Nov 2011

New EBSCOhost App Is Now Available For Android Devices

The new app for Android devices allows library users to search premiumEBSCOhost content.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Nov 2011

Winners Announced in Ninth Annual Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes from CDW-G and Discovery Education

The 2011 sweepstakes awarded nearly $200,000 in customized classroom technologies to 53 schools nationwide.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Sep 2011 Releases Mobile Flashcards

Helpful in keeping kids engaged in education during the summer, the offering extends the personalized, online Flashcards learning experience to a mobile generation that thrives on 24/7 access to information - illustrated by the 30M downloads of's mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Jun 2011

Cool Links: Why the first true post-PC era device isn't the iPad. It's the Chromebook.

So the announcement about Google's Chromebook is out! And so is a river of informed commentary. Read this to find a really good take on the device and what it means, or might mean, ... or ...
News/Cool Links - Posted 13 May 2011

StudyBlue Releases New Mobile Applications for Android, iPhone and iPod Touch

The new mobile apps allow students to study online flashcards and class notes on the go.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Apr 2011

World Book Launches World Book Mobile

World Book Mobile is a mobile-friendly version of World Book's comprehensive reference database, which includes tens of thousands of authoritative articles and multimedia images, including maps, photographs, and illustrations.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Apr 2011

CoSN Releases Flexible Mobile Platform Report

The report explores the fundamentals of mobile devices for schools - from their education potential to the pros and cons of student- vs. school-owned devices. It also details four components of mobile learning that factor into technology planning and decision making, and highlights how some school districts are successfully leveraging mobile devices.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Mar 2011

OverDrive Releases Free iPhone, Android Apps for Downloading Ebooks, Audiobooks

The free apps include a "Get Books" feature that guides users to their local library's digital catalog of best-selling and new release titles, allowing them to browse, check out, and download with just their device.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Jan 2011

Gale Announces New iPhone Application for School Libraries

Students can use the application to locate their school and then will be required to authenticate for the school year, using a password provided by the school.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 May 2010

Turning Technologies Announces ResponseWare Application Available on Apple App Store

The mobile learning student response app for iPhone and iPod touch is designed to get students engaged in active learning and provide educators with instant assessment.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Jan 2009

Inspiration Software and Fourier Systems Partner for Visual Learning and One-to-One Computing

Through the partnership, Inspiration will be preloaded on Fourier’s Nova5000 student computing device.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jul 2006

Mobile Computing Goes to School: Cutting-Edge Technology, Dollars, and Common Sense

Exciting new mobile computer technologies are moving into K–12 education on many fronts. Today, teachers can work with portable media players, audience response systems, smartphones, portable keyboards/small laptops, tablet PCs, laptops, and hand-held devices (personal digital assistants, or PDAs). All of these sport the latest in wireless and other technologies, and all vary widely—and wildly—in function, potential, and cost. This article takes a look at seven types of currently available mobile technologies.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jul 2006 - July/Aug 2006 Issue By

The Ultrasonic Ringtone in School: Can You Hear It Now?

Cell phones may be ringing in your classroom—and you may not be able to hear them.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Jun 2006

DyKnow Teams Up with Gateway to Offer Teaching and Learning Solution

Gateway will package and sell DyKnow software with its learning services and hardware products.
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 May 2006

AlphaSmart Ships Classroom Management Software for Dana and Dana System Software Release1.5

AlphaSmart Manager for Dana allows file and application management on up to 30 devices at once, and new system software functionality improves wireless file access and setup, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Jun 2005

Wright Group’s Gear Up! Guided Reading Series Now on mCLASS: Reading Assessment Software from Wireless Generation

Using mCLASS reading assessment software and the Gear Up! reading series, teachers can assess students’ reading ability using a handheld computer, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 May 2005

A LOOK AT... Software for Handheld Computing

You've learned the basic functions of your hand-held computer (or PDA—Personal Digital Assistant)—and now you're wondering what more you can do with it, or how you can improve its function.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Nov 2004 - Nov/Dec 2004 Issue By
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