Google Releases Play for Education: App Store for Teachers

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Apple’s app store and its thousands of iOS education apps have long dominated the K-12 education market, but this may not be the case for long. Today at the sixth annual Google I/O event, the company announced their Google Play for Education, Continue reading

StraightAce: A Mobile App To Help Math Students Stay Ahead


With American students falling increasingly behind in their mathematical proficiency, teachers and parents are turning to the power of games to help turn the trend around. Benesse, a Japanese education giant, has joined the cause with the introduction of StraightAce, Continue reading

Illiterate Ethiopian Children Teach Themselves How to Use Tablets


Upon struggling to turn the virtual pages of a news app on a loved one’s iPad, I was told that a two-year-old could operate the [incredibly intuitive] tablet better than I could. Maybe I could hold my own against More Continue reading

Toys “R” Us Announces New Kid-Friendly Android Tablet


The green rubber bumper surrounding the new kid-friendly Android tablet from Toys “R” Us makes the device look like it can withstand quite a beating. And you’d have to set it up that way, wouldn’t you? If you’re making a Continue reading

Bring Your Own Device: Mobile Technology’s Place in the Classroom


Mobile technology might work better when embraced by class teachers instead of outlawed by them. At least that’s the way schools like Avon Lake High School in Ohio see it. In January 2012, ALHS announced what it called BYOD—Bring Your Continue reading