As the mobile market moves swiftly towards personal networking as the focus of most apps regardless their purpose, it makes sense that the newest apps on any marketplace serve a more personal purpose than just simple mobile utilities. Personal tasking apps offer a whole new take on the idea of a personal device, these apps organize your schedule and user experience based on your geo-location, personal entertainment and social trends, as well as, commerce decisions, to provide the user with a completely personal networked mobile utility.
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2013 has been a mobile-centric year. From new tablet developments to the growing popularity of smart gear, catering to your mobile lifestyle has been never been so important. But, with all the availability of apps in the market, finding quality apps that are relevant to you can seem like a challenge–more specifically a potential waste of time. This collection of mobile apps highlights the 13 categories of mobile apps that help professionals do their job better. Whether you are an AV specialist or managing a team in the office, the mobile device is consistently one of the most valuable tools in anyones tool belts; great apps make sure that your mobile device is functioning as effectively as possible.
Products from ISTE 2013 and more recent announcements for your BYOD or 1-1 classroom including the Google Nexus, Acer Iconia W5, Belkin Store and Charge, Gumdrop cases, the Amplify Tablet, NEC DisplayNote, the LearnPad, the Microsoft Surface Tablet and more.
See how the Passaic City Schools prepared teachers for a 1:1 deployment of Samsung Chromebooks. The pilot teachers did 60 hours of professional development, reviewing topics like digital citizenship, managing a 1:1 classroom and more. Passaic technology coaches share their pain points and offer advice for preparing for your own 1:1.
Creating a successful 1:1 program is about more than just technology. Experts share their experiences and offer tips on things like training, creating user guidelines and financing technology initiatives.
The technology director at Morningside College talks about testing Google Glass and how wearable technology could change education. She discusses the implications for computer science students, health sciences and distance learning.
The Guilford County School district in North Carolina has purchased over 21,000 Amplify tablets as part of a personalized learning initiative. The district’s director of Instructional Technology shares his goals for mobile learning and how the district is preparing teachers to rethink insturction.
Manage Mobility and Smith Micro Software have partnered on a mobile device management solution called Connection Manager. It allows school administrators to prioritize wireless networks and offer CIPA-compliant filtering. Connection Manger also alerts students when they are approaching their device’s data limits.
Jon Bergmann, a pioneer of the flipped classroom, sits down with TechDecisions to talk about founding the flipped learning movement in K-12. The advantages, disadvantages and misconceptions of a flipped classroom, tips for making effective videos, how to overcome the digital divide and more.
As mobile learning becomes increasingly popular, the role of IT director is changing. IT pros need to be familiar with tablets like the iPad, the Google Nexus and the Samsung Galaxy. They also need to know about apps that can be integrated into the classroom. It will become the job of the It department to weed through and find the best apps for education.