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50 Uses for iPads in the Classroom

Per Apple’s estimates, there are currently over 10 million iPad tablets in K-12 classrooms today. Teachers and students alike are increasingly exposed to this technology as adoption of the iOS platform spreads like wildfire in education. IDC Research, an independent research organization, credits Apple with a whopping 94% adoption rate in schools. The numbers don’t … Continue reading

DSC Launches Mobile Learning Ecosystem

This past Monday, December 2, 2013, DSC announced the launch of our mobile learning ecosystem to the press and industry at large. (See the press release here.) Our intent is to create a VAR-friendly mobile learning ecosystem that offers incremental sales opportunities for vendors and an integrated solutions portfolio for resellers, so that all of … Continue reading

Personalized Learning – Powered by Data

One of the most exciting concepts in the world of mobile learning is the idea of personalized education. Personalized learning is a widely (and variously) used term, but generally refers to providing students with an individualized educational experience, as opposed to following a one-size-fits-all lesson plan. Technology is a tremendous tool in realizing this goal, … Continue reading

Assistive Technology in K-12 Schools

Recently, Assistive Technology is getting coverage in the mainstream media, which is crucial for the growth of this up-and-coming field of education technology. We talk a lot about Mobile Learning at the VARConnection, and Assistive Tech is a critical component to this trend, and to tech-supported learning in general. The aim of Assistive Tech in … Continue reading

Mobile Learning 101 – BYOD vs. 1:1

If you’ve read anything about mobile learning lately, it’s likely that you’ve encountered one or both of these two concepts: BYOD and 1:1. These terms have been around for a year or two, but here are some definitions for the uninitiated: BYOD In a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) or BYOT (Bring Your Own Tech) … Continue reading

Assistive Note Taking Solutions

Front-of-the-class lecture remains the primary method of instruction for both collegiate and K-12 institutions, and consequently note taking during lectures remains essential to student academic success. Note taking can be challenging for any student; studies find that students typically record less than 50% of the key information presented in lecture. Students with disabilities such as … Continue reading

Coming Soon – Common Core Standards

The 2013-2014 school year will offer the public their first look at the implementation of Common Core standards, and the debate about adopting the standards is heating up. Five of the 50 United States have opted out of Common Core assessments, citing multiple reasons including prohibitive costs, a perceived inability to control the curriculum, and … Continue reading

Swivl – The Personal Cameraman for Flipping Classrooms

Introducing the Swivl – a robotic video accessory for mobile devices that records and follows the user’s every move. We’re extremely excited to add Swivl to our mobile learning ecosystem, because video in the classroom is central to the mobile learning experience as a powerful tool for delivering content, sharing information, improving instruction and enhancing … Continue reading