Three Laptop Charging Cart Challenges and How to Solve Them

EdTech Magazine

In the days before K–12 one-to-one device programs, device carts served as a mobile computer lab. Schools might have had enough laptops for one class. Frequently, they are used as charging stations for laptops and tablets.

Offline Activities with Mobile Devices

Teacher Reboot Camp

Even without an Internet connection students learn a lot with mobile devices, laptops, and other technologies. Offline activities with mobile devices from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. If you are working with no Internet connection, then students upload the images to a class laptop when they have time and you can upload it to the class VLE. Play I Spy with my Mobile Device , which is in my book Learning to Go !


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Old, Slow Laptops Are Sabotaging College Student Success


But pandemic-era facilities shutdowns foreclosed that option, leaving students to make do as best they could with old desktop computers, affordable-but-low-powered laptops or even cellphones. But for some students, a new or even newish laptop is a luxury they can’t afford.

Laptops Lead Back-To-School Tech Purchases

EdTech Magazine

Hardware Mobility Networking Notebooks TabletsBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Schools can prepare for an influx of new devices.

Stop asking whether laptops improve learning outcomes

eSchool News

It’s a question we hear all too often—from parents, technology critics, and, of course, the news media: Do those pricey laptops schools buy actually improve academic results? Laptops by themselves change little. Introducing laptops while not changing the teaching and learning paradigm is of little use, and may even produce negative academic outcomes. Is it simply because laptops are a visible component and thus are easy to measure?

Asking the Right Questions About Mobile Learning

A Principal's Reflections

As of late I have been engaged in a great amount of work either assisting districts and schools as they begin to implement mobile learning ( 1:1, BYOD ) or helping them get their programs on track. The success of mobile learning relies on proper planning, reflection, and evaluation to improve. Determine where you want to be and how you are going to get there with your mobile initiative. 1:1 1:1 laptop program BYOD BYOT mobile learning mobile learning devices

Implementing Mobile Devices With a Focus on Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Mobile learning provides enhanced collaboration among learners, access to information, and a deeper contextualization of learning. Hypothetically, effective mobile learning can empower learners by enabling them to better assess and select relevant information, redefine their goals, and reconsider their understanding of concepts within a shifting and growing frame of reference (the information context).” — Marguerite L. A model for framing mobile learning.

Trox Launches New SHIELD Protection Program for Chromebooks and Other Mobile Devices

eSchool News

Trox , a leading North American provider of education technology and collaboration solutions, today announced the launch of its new proprietary Trox SHIELD SM Protection Program for Chromebooks and other mobile devices. Demand for Chromebooks and laptops is at an all-time high for schools.

Acer launches no risk laptop seed program

eSchool News

Digital Learning and Tools Mobile Learning News Top News administration best black chrome classrooms cloud Curriculum Education free K-12 laptop school schools solutions statesK-12 schools can test cloud-based Windows or Chrome OS products for free, with no obligation to purchase.

State offers laptops as trade-in for school iPads

eSchool News

Students, teachers cite increased game-playing on iPads and ask for laptops to use for educational purposes. After hearing students and teachers overwhelmingly say iPad computers are used to play games in class, while laptops are better for schoolwork, Auburn and other Maine districts are sending iPads packing and returning to laptops. The results were overwhelmingly in favor of laptops: 88.5

Do one-to-one laptop programs improve learning?

eSchool News

A Michigan State University study found surprising results when researchers analyzed laptop programs. Students who receive a laptop computer from their school tend to see a noticeable increase in academic achievement, a Michigan State University study reveals. Correct implementation is key, Zheng emphasized, and simply distributing laptops to students will not boost achievement. Just putting a laptop before a student doesn’t really help them with anything,” Zheng said.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. Technology like tablets PCs, apps, and access to broadband internet are lubricating the shift to mobile learning, but a truly immersive mobile learning environment goes beyond the tools for learning to the lives and communities valued by each individual learner.

Lenovo’s big updates to laptop and tablet lines

eSchool News

At the CES show in Las Vegas this week, Lenovo has introduced new upgrades to its laptop and tablet lines, adding faster speeds, new accessories, and lighter weights for a number of its product lines, such as ThinkPad tablets, its YOGA laptop-tablet hybrid, and ideapad laptops. YOGA 900S (pictured above) is a portable, convertible laptop that is noticeably lighter than previous models at 12.8 The Windows 10 laptop features up to 10.5

The learning experience is different in schools that assign laptops, a survey finds

The Hechinger Report

More than twice as many principals in 2017 said students in their schools were assigned some type of mobile device, like a laptop or tablet, than in 2015. The Speak Up survey, a national initiative of Project Tomorrow, an education-focused nonprofit, also reached almost 341,000 students in 2017, and it found some distinct differences in what students with and without mobile devices said they did in school.

Educators See Positive Impact of Mobile Devices in K–12

EdTech Magazine

Educators See Positive Impact of Mobile Devices in K–12. A new report from national education nonprofit Project Tomorrow says adding mobile devices to the classroom provides students with equity, empowerment and a better understanding of complex concepts. The efficacy of mobile devices for education has been hotly debated from classrooms to Congress. MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out how K–12 schools should start to configure their networks in the age of mobile devices and IoT!

Laptop Ban? Things You Can Do With Just a Smartphone


The laptop ban on this route came into effect shortly before my trip and it would have been really inconvenient for me to re-route. I also heard it’s quite risky to check your laptop in the luggage (you risk theft, damage, or at least loss – until the airlines can guarantee these things won’t happen, I won’t check my laptop or iPad in checked luggage). You can create a Twitter poll from the Android app, but you can’t schedule a tweet on the mobile app.

Lenovo launches two new K-12 laptops

eSchool News

New N23 and N42 laptops are specifically designed for K-12 institutions. At its annual Accelerate Partner Forum , Lenovo announced two new N-series laptops designed specifically for K-12 institutions. The Lenovo N23 with Microsoft Windows 10 offers students an 11.6-inch multimode form-factor with four unique positions including laptop, tablet, tent and stand. Mobile Learning News

Mobile learning: The good and the bad


Everywhere we go, here and there, people always seem to have a mobile device in their hands, be it a smartphone or a tablet. It’s almost a sin not to own a mobile device. Our mobile devices are online 24/7. Mobile learning of course. Mobile learning is now a movement and it’s not just about picking up a tablet and off you go. Mobile learning is about transforming how everyone can access shared knowledge and resources.

The challenges of mobile learning in the classroom


While the physical structure of a classroom with students sitting at desks in rows may look familiar to most, the explosion of Internet-accessible, mobile devices in the hands of those students has definitely changed the way students interact with each other, with their teachers, with the greater education community, and with instructional materials. Mobile students. Young students do pretty well in terms of mobile devices ownership. Finding the value of going mobile.

K–12 Schools Need Strong Mobile Device Management Services

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Schools Need Strong Mobile Device Management Services. K–12 students and teachers rely heavily on mobile devices for learning and teaching, respectively, which means IT leaders need solutions to manage these endpoints. In 2018, the demand for mobile devices in K–12 rose 10 percent in the United States, with sales rising from 5.5 eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 10/25/2019 - 11:39.

zSpace Unveils World’s First AR/VR Laptop


CHICAGO – June 25, 2018 – According to a national study by , schools with one-to-one laptop environments show higher levels of academic achievement. Now with today’s launch of the world’s first augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) laptop from Silicon Valley company, zSpace Inc., Today’s launch of the zSpace Laptop takes that experience to the next level, moving our comfortable, interactive learning experience to the accessibility and affordability of the mobile platform.”

9 of the Best Laptop Cart Options For Schools

Fractus Learning

In today’s classroom landscape, laptops, chromebooks, and various tablets are a common educational tool. For a school that has its own technology that is distributed to students, a laptop cart is the best way to safely store and charge laptops. A laptop / chromebook cart should have a convenient way to store a number of devices and charge them simultaneously. Charging Cart Series: Laptop Cart Options For Schools. LUXOR LLTP24-B Laptop/Tablet Charging Cart.

Nonprofits, Schools Can Receive Free AT&T Wireless Internet Service, Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots for At-Risk K-12 Students

eSchool News

Connected Nation (CN) is launch today an online application for the AT&T K-12 connected learning program, which is focused on closing the homework gap for at-risk students by providing free AT&T wireless internet service and mobile Wi-Fi hotspots to students nationwide.

Lesson Ideas for Mobile Learning

Educator Innovator

New media educator Howard Rheingold interviews educator Shelly Terrell about her new book, which highlights the power of students’ mobile devices to drive learning in and out of the classroom. I knew that I had to talk with Shelly Sanchez Terrell again when I learned through the tweetvine that she had a new book out about mobile learning ( Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT ).

Mobile use rises, but school wi-fi stagnates

eSchool News

Pearson/Harris Poll reveals new findings on mobile device ownership and how wi-fi access impacts learning in school. The survey, released by Pearson and conducted on its behalf by Harris Poll, finds that while student ownership of mobile devices continues to increase, wi-fi connectivity at school lags behind home access. Yet, in many instances, students lack a critical tool to make those mobile devices most effective: wi-fi access.

Indonesia tops number of foiled mobile attacks in Southeast Asia: Kaspersky


Register Indonesia logged the highest number of foiled mobile attacks in Southeast Asia from January 2020 to June 2021, according to global cybersecurity and digital privacy company Kaspersky. Singapore is quite close with 2.83% of mobile users almost infected by this type of threat.

It's Not a Technology Issue

A Principal's Reflections

This ends up resulting in the formation of rules and policies that severely restrict or prohibit student use of mobile technology and social media as tools to support and/or enhance learning. As the presentation began to focus on mobile learning initiatives a hand immediately went up. Change in mindset hinges on our ability to challenge certain assumptions that we have in terms of mobile technologies. Technology still gets a bad rap in many education circles.

Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing ‘Summer Slide’


Without the school computer, she wouldn’t have had her own laptop to work on. Some see distributing school laptops as a tool to extend learning during the summer and reduce the disparities between lower and higher income students. million mobile computers were sold for K-12 classrooms for a few hundred dollars. Letting students leave for break with their laptops in hand is not enough to cut back on inequality though, New York University professor Susan Neuman said.

These 8 schools have A+ mobile device programs—here’s why

eSchool News

As more schools discover the power and benefits of education technology, mobile devices such as Chromebooks, Macs and iPads in the classroom are becoming commonplace. Here are eight innovative, real-world examples of schools that are using mobile devices along with a mobile device management (MDM) solution to unlock what’s possible in the classroom: 1. Next page: 4 more schools with A+ mobile devices and programs).

Before You Buy That Laptop For Everyone…

The Principal of Change

Having a conversation with a school administrator, he shared his frustration with his district’s plan to buy the same laptop for every teacher in his school district. I think the idea of everyone having a mobile device they use consistently is important, and some people may prefer a district provided device.

Prezi - the zooming presentation tool - gets mobile presenting features

Educational Technology Guy

Prezi has just announced Mobile Presentin g. It is currently only available on iOS and web (ie laptops), but I''d imagine the feature will come to Android soon. Prezi is a very cool presentation tool that allows you to create zooming presentations with images, text, video and animations. It has a thriving educational community and is easy to use. With this, you can deliver and watch the presentations in real time.

World Language Students Use of Mobile Devices in the Classroom

Education with Technology

Students can use laptops and mobile devices to hear authentic language, read authentic texts, read tweets about famous performers, see up-to-the-moment culture, watch video clips, see tv shows, and communicate with native speakers (Tuttle, 2013). Often these mobile activities have built in context to help the students understand the language. How do your students use their mobile device in your world language class?

Self actuated mobile learning

Learning with 'e's

This is a continuation of my short series of blog posts on mobile learning. In previous posts I have argued that mobile learning is increasingly popular as an informal activity, and that personalisation of learning is an important characteristic of smart phone use. We are a now mobile, itinerant society where tethered computing is becoming increasingly anachronistic. Diversity is clearly one of the most important attributes of mobile learning.

Mobile Printing at Los Angeles Magnet School Enabled


Toshiba America Business Solutions ’ technology initiative is enabling students, teachers and administrators at King/Drew Magnet High School of Medicine & Science in Los Angeles to print from anywhere on campus using a mobile device. [

Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools.