We joined over 18,000 educators and industry reps from around the world at ISTE 2013 in San Antonio. This is our third year at ISTE, which never fails to provide a comprehensive and inspiring tech event. Our booth was a hub of activity as attendees learned about the access and devices available to them at prices only we can offer!
Shots with Spots
We invited attendees at ISTE 2013 in San Antonio to enter a Facebook photo contest in which they included our Mobile Beacon Cheetah in a “shot” at winning 4G access for one year and a mobile hotspot. The results were definitely creative and absolutely worth a look.
Mobile beacon was a proud exhibitor at NCEA 2013 in Houston. NCEA is the largest private professional education organization in the world, representing 150,000 Catholic educators serving 6 million students in Catholic elementary and secondary schools, in religious education programs, in seminaries, and in colleges and universities.
Mobile Beacon was named the official 4G mobile broadband provider for ISTE 2012, one of the world’s premier education technology events. We were there from June 24-27, with mobile hotspots, an expo booth, a hospitality room and other features throughout the conference.
Opening the Doors to the World
Mobile Beacon was the proud recipient of a “Virtie” Award in Education by The Foundation for Florida Virtual School. On Wednesday, September 19, 2012, Rick Lindholm accepted the award acknowledging Mobile Beacon’s efforts in helping to “bridge the gap” in education.
On September 22nd, 2013 Mobile Beacon partnered with the city of Central Falls, RI to make 4G Internet access available to the community. The “Light Up the Park” Free Wi-Fi Initiative allowed residents to bring their laptops, tablets, or smartphones to Jenks Park to surf the web, watch a sporting event live, or video chat with a friend.
Mobile Beacon was proud to sponsor the 2012 National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) Convention and Expo. The NCEA expo is the largest private-education association gathering in the nation. As an exhibitor and a sponsor this year, we had a very exciting three days in Orlando, FL.
Pod 24 was the place to be for attendees at the CoSN12 Conference in Washington, DC. Thought leaders from around the world could learn about how Mobile Beacon can help make 4G mobile devices available to education and enter for a chance to win a 4G mobile hotspot with one year free service for one year!
Mobile Beacon joined education leaders and technology experts from around the world at the 2012 FETC National Conference in Orlando, FL. A wealth of information, FECT provides educators and administrators the opportunity to explore the integration of technology across the curriculum—from kindergarten to college.
The Internet Revolution has placed knowledge and power in the hands of the people. But this shift has not empowered equally. The following infographic by OnlineITdegree.net describes how America’s disadvantaged have been left behind, further deepening social divides.
Your Password is Obsolete
Do your passwords have the strength of character to protect you? Can they fight the evil forces like hackers, phishers and spyware? Or are they just a click away from being cracked? The infographic highlights best and worst practices to help to protect your information online.
There are some big advantages to be considered with the current trend towards incorporating BYOD into the classroom or office. But there are also some downsides. The infographic that follows might help you to make sense of this potentially game-changing phenomenon.
How to Make the Jump to Digital
The role of technology in education continues to evolve. It is important to understand the pros and cons of making the shift to a technology-heavy learning environment. Mobile Beacon was a contributing author of the FCC’s Digital Textbook Playbook. View it here, or review the highlights in the infographic below.
The Growing Demand for Wireless Spectrum
“Spectrum” is what allows our wireless devices to connect to the Internet. However, there is not an unlimited amount of spectrum to support the exponential increase of mobile technology over the last four years. The infographic below breaks down the spectrum predicament we are facing.
2013 eNonprofit Benchmark Study
This just in! The 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study. Examining fundraising, response rates, average gift amounts, email click-through rates and other factors, this study helps to set benchmarks by which nonprofits can measure their online performance.
The world of technology employs a language all its own. Here we present a glossary with definitions for the common words, terms, and acronyms that will help you to understand and converse with tech-fluency.
The technical team here at Mobile Beacon is second-to-none. Not only are they a wealth of useful information, they also love to share it. Here is an ever-expanding album of technology tips that will help keep you up to speed and in the know.