Transforming the Classroom Experience: K12 Education Mobility Management Best Practices

January 29, 2018

In today’s mobile world, the classroom is no longer an environment where students sit and listen to the sage on the stage. With mobility, education becomes an interactive experience. Books and lectures are no longer the sole means to an effective education. A student with a mobile device in hand has access to an endless supply of information.Students can access supplemental materials, ask for help or begin an assignment, all with a swipe or tap of a finger. In today’s classrooms, students are taking learning into their own hands. And teachers are transforming curriculums with personalized instruction and unprecedented access to multimedia materials  ebooks, videos, photos, educational applications and more. Best of all, mobility is helping educators make learning more fun.

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