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Here you’ll find the latest updates from Mobile Guardian, as well as news about mobile device management (MDM) and devices in schools across the globe.

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Technology and the classroom of the future

Technology and the classroom of the future   Edtech – the word is fast becoming one of the most used terms in any discussion on education. The word refers to technology in classrooms and the key point in conversations is…

Edtech and pedagogy – is tech helping or hindering?

Edtech and pedagogy – is tech helping or hindering?   There’s pretty much no escaping edtech in the classroom these days. From using the camera on your smartphone to record presentations to full-on Virtual Reality setups, we are all using…

STEM learning – education for the future

STEM learning – education for the future   STEM learning is one of the biggest buzzwords in modern education. But what exactly is it and how does it impact schools? To start with, STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and…

Why pick Android devices for your school?

Have you considered Android devices for your school? Whether you’re just starting out with buying devices or you need to add some new edtech to your fleet, you might want to take a look at the wide range of Android…

April 2019: Our Q2 Release

Roll up, roll up, because our latest release is live and in the wild! Its core focus is on enhancing our in-class device management tools, or classroom management tools. Teachers have praised our Chromebook management features and we’ve added a…

9 ways Mobile Guardian helps schools

Welcome to Mobile Device Management (MDM) made easy – Mobile Guardian. It’s the most complete single-vendor solution for schools and it gives you unparalleled control and visibility.  Our MDM solution is purpose-built for education. It was designed from the ground…

Evaluating edtech – 6 questions to ask before buying

Evaluating edtech – 6 questions to ask before buying   There seems to be this great rush to have the latest and greatest technology in the classroom. You have to get the newest Chromebooks or iPads, or try out digital…

Fantastic Chromebook Apps for the Classroom

We’re genuinely excited to learn that Google for Education has plans to launch an Educational Chromebook App Hub later in 2019. It will prove a fantastic, practical and valuable tool for discovering Chromebook apps for the classroom. Often teachers have…

How to create a K-12 district social media policy

How to create a K-12 district social media policy   The conversation has moved away from whether or not you should allow social media in schools to how to deal with it properly. This is why it’s essential to have…

Online Resources for Teachers with Chromebooks

9 online resources for teachers with Chromebooks in the classroom It’s easy to say schools should have devices in the classroom. That it’s better for your students to be learning with technology. But how do you get started? Teachers with…

Chromebooks in School: The 4 C’s

Chromebooks in school    In 2017, Google wrestled itself into the clear lead when it comes to devices in classrooms across the US. Studies show that nearly 60% of US schools and districts use Chromebooks in school as part of…

Global Release: Multi-OS Classroom Management

Mobile Guardian now offers enhanced Classroom Management Tools for mobile devices, with a strong focus on Chromebook management. [REIGATE, UNITED KINGDOM, February 19]: Mobile Guardian, a leading mobile device management (MDM) platform in education, today announced details of the latest…

February 2019: Our Q1 Release

The Mobile Guardian team has been hard at work in the weeks leading up to our latest release. It’s a real goodie, packed full of new products like our Classroom Management Tools and enhanced features based on feedback from our…

To ban or not to ban – the question of mobile devices in schools

To ban or not to ban – mobile devices in schools   Mobile devices in UK schools is an emotionally charged subject right now. There are so many opinions (some backed up by research and others enforced by strong feelings)…

10 tips for Technology in the Classroom [Infographic]

The educational technology, or edtech space is shaping up to be a fascinating place to be in 2019. More and more schools and classrooms are introducing technology to aid teachers and students in achieving their learning outcomes. To celebrate this…

First time you’ve had mobile devices in your classroom?

Teachers, welcome to 2019! Term has kicked off and it’s now time to get back into the swing of things. Has your school embraced edtech? Is this year the first time you’ve had mobile devices, like Chromebooks or tablets in your…

Tips for Bett 2019

Once again, Bett is nearly here! One of the largest education tradeshows, Bett is a fantastic experience but it can be made better by listening to advice from some of the veteran attendees.  In years past there was a hashtag, curated…

The Mobile Guardian Brand

You might have noticed that we’re sporting a brand new look. Why the change?  Well, our company has evolved and we wanted the Mobile Guardian brand identity to reflect this evolution. As a nod to our past we’ve left some elements…

Our YouTube Channel

Hello! We’re excited to tell you that we’ve created a series of videos about Mobile Guardian for Schools. They’re up on our official YouTube channel and highlight the features and functionality you can expect from our product. If you’re new to…

Online Safety Tips for Parents

Kids today have more access to information than previous generations could ever dream of. However with this access comes certain risks and the importance of developing good, online safety habits continues to grow. For parents, online safety can be a…

Read this, before migrating iOS devices

We know that migrating iOS devices over to a new mobile device management (MDM) platform may seem daunting. However, with a bit of planning, you can minimise disruptions at your school and make it as painless as possible. This post…

Guide: MDM migration guide for iOS devices

Considering an MDM migration? Migrating your iOS devices to a new mobile device management (MDM) platform may seem daunting. But is remaining locked into an MDM platform that no longer serves you, worth it? To make the move as simple…

Smartphones in class – a teacher’s perspective

Before the advent of iPhones and Android devices, smartphones in the classroom warranted no heated debates. Mobile devices simply had no place in learning and had to be left at home. In today’s world, a smartphone is essentially a compact…

Case Study: Better customer support

Hello and welcome to our latest post! Today we’re chatting to the IT team at The King’s School in Canterbury about their experience with Mobile Guardian. Recently the school made the switch to the Mobile Guardian mobile device management (MDM)…

Case Study: An easier way to manage iPads

Hello and welcome to our latest update! This post shines the spotlight on one of our customer case studies. We asked the  Schools ICT team at North Yorkshire County Council to share their Mobile Guardian experience with us. Below is…

Our May 2018 release

The Mobile Guardian team has been working hard behind the scenes on our latest product release. It’s packed full of enhanced features and includes a fresh update to the Mobile Guardian interface. We’ve shared some of the highlights below. If…

Network ROI | Partnership announcement

Mobile Guardian is excited to announce our partnership with Network ROI. In partnering with them, we’re able to help even more schools in the U.K simplify mobile device management (MDM) with our powerful and easy-to-use MDM platform. Founded in 2003,…

10 of the best STEM apps for iPad – STEM series

This is the final post in our series on STEM apps for iPad. Throughout the series, we’ve looked at iPad apps and games that help kids understand science, engineering and math concepts. This post features some of the best STEM…

5 of the best Engineering apps for iPad – STEM series

The next post in our iPad STEM series, features some of the best engineering apps for iPad. These apps come highly recommended by both parents and teachers. Unlike previous posts in this series, it was tricky to hunt down engineering…

7 of the best Math apps for iPad – STEM series

We’ve put together a list of the best math apps for iPad and iOS, that come highly recommended by both teachers and parents. In fact, some of them were even designed by teachers themselves! From challenging puzzles, to basic flash…

7 of the best Science apps for iPad – STEM series

This post is part of our STEM series and highlights some of the best science apps for iPad available. The list features  apps that come highly recommended by both teachers and parents. From the far reaches of outer space, right…

Wait France! Don’t ban smartphones in class

Banning smartphones is not the answer At the end of 2017, the French president announced that he will be following through on his election campaign promise to ban mobile phones in junior and middle schools. Now, they’re not the first…

10 things our MDM does for schools

Because of the exponential growth in the use of information technology, schools are incorporating mobile devices into their curriculums, to prepare students for their future employment. World-wide, schools are implementing digital pedagogies with either shared mobile devices, dedicated 1:1 schemes…

iEducando | Partnership announcement

Mobile Guardian is thrilled to announce our partnership with iEducando. This partnership enables us to help even more Spanish schools transform their mobile learning strategy with our powerful, cloud-based mobile device management (MDM) solution. Founded in 2011, iEducando aims to enrich and support…

10 Free Android apps for STEM

We’ve put together a list of free, educational Android apps for STEM education. Not only are the Android apps free, but they come recommended by teachers like yourself. From the secrets of deep space, to the animals of the ocean,…

10 Free iPad apps for Science classes

We’ve put together a useful list of free iPad apps for science classes. Not only are all the apps free, but they come highly recommended by teachers like yourself. These apps are in no particular order and are a small selection…

How to block social media on your child’s phone

How to block social media Results from a 2018 survey highlight the growing relationship between social media and feelings of isolation and vulnerability in young girls. As the links between social media and sadness in children get stronger, we’ve seen…

How to block apps on your child’s phone

How to block apps on your child’s phone This quick step-by-step explains how to block apps on your child’s supervised iPhone or Android device, using Mobile Guardian. Please note these features are device-specific and where iOS devices are concerned, theyb…

How to block websites on your child’s phone

How to block websites on your child’s phone This quick post explains how to block websites on a child’s phone, using the Parent app from Mobile Guardian. If you don’t yet have the app, you can visit our site to…

Block Snapchat on your child’s phone

Block Snapchat on your child’s phone Do you want to stop your child from accessing SnapChat? This post is for Mobile Guardian Parents who want to know how to block Snapchat on their child’s iPhone or Android phone. Please note…

Block Instagram on your child’s phone

How to block Instagram If you’d like to find out how to block Instagram on your child’s phone, then you’re in the right place. This post is a quick, step-by-step for Mobile Guardian parents who would like to use the…

How to block YouTube on your child’s phone

How to block YouTube on your child’s phone This post explains how to block YouTube from your child’s phone, using  Mobile Guardian . Mobile Guardian enables parents to create safe and secure online environments whenever their child is learning or…

How to block Twitter from a child’s phone

How to block Twitter Are you a Mobile Guardian Parent? Do you want to block Twitter on your child’s phone to stop them tweeting up a storm, or seeing inappropriate updates? If so, then you are in the right place.…

4 Lessons for Digital Citizenship

As we look back on Safer Internet Day 2018 campaign, it’s important to reflect on the main message and carry it forward for the rest of the year. The key focus for 2018 is sharing respect through responsible and positive…

Block Facebook on your child’s phone

If you’re already a Mobile Guardian user and want to stop your child logging onto Facebook, then you’re in the right place. Please note that this feature is device-specific and in the case of iOS devices, will only work on…

Chromebooks in the classroom – a good choice?

Today teachers have a lot of choices to make when setting up their modern classroom. Which innovative edtech apps will they use? How will they create game-based lessons? And which device is best for their students? Fast and flexible Chromebooks…

How to make BYOD work in your school

Make BYOD work for your school Bringing tech into the classroom and making it part of the learning process is a big trend right now. Actually, it’s more than just a trend; it’s the way of the future. One of…

The future is edtech: Insights from BETT and FETC in 2018

The future is edtech Two of the biggest events in the edtech world are the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in the USA and British Educational Training and Technology (BETT) show in the UK. At the beginning of each…

Designed to make district MDM a breeze

Today’s the day! It’s an exciting day here at Mobile Guardian HQ because we’ve launched Mobile Guardian for Districts. When designing this product, we drilled down to discover the unique mobile device management (MDM) challenges that you as K12 school…

4 mistakes when choosing an MDM for your district

Teachers across the country are praising the benefits of using edtech in their classrooms and according to a recent survey, improved grades, more focused students and exciting lessons are just some of the outcomes.  The demand for mobile devices in…

Kajeet | Partnership Announcement

We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Kajeet. This partnership will enable our powerful, cloud-based MDM to simplify mobile device management for even more districts, schools, teachers and parents in the United States. Kajeet is a…

4 Tips to help students stay engaged in the classroom

Battling distractions and student boredom, how can teachers help students stay engaged? For a teacher, the task of trying to keep their students engaged can be a difficult challenge to tackle. Many teens are said to associate school with negative…

Top 5 trends in US EdTech

Mobile Guardian will be visiting the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference 2017 which is taking place in San Antonio on June 25th- 28th. With this exciting event taking place, we have been looking at the top 5…

How to create an Acceptable Usage Policy

Mobile devices and online resources provides teachers and students with access to lots of great learning opportunities, and in an ideal world, that’s all they would be used for. However, inappropriate content, cyber bullying and improper use of digital privileges…

What are geofences and how do they protect children

Despite the increasing popularity of mobile devices both in and out of school, there is still concern about how we protect children in the digital world. Thankfully there are lots of ways that technology can be used to help keep…

Online Safety: 5 Practical Tips to Stay Safe Online

Technology has evolved rapidly over the last few decades and has become prevalent in our daily life. Over 3 billion people across the globe use the internet, with an estimated 2.34billion people active on social media. Yes, the internet is a…

Education technology and the classroom

From the early days of Gutenberg’s printing press to the cloud-based learning of today, technology and education have always gone hand in hand. As such, it’s only natural for technological developments to impact education on a fundamental level. In this blog…

Managing Android devices in the classroom

Children are familiar with mobile devices from practically the day they are born, so it’s no surprise they’ve found their way into the classroom. Many children in your school likely own an Android operated phone or tablet, which is why…

Managing Chromebooks in the classroom

In our last blog we delved into teacher tips for iPads mobile device management (MDM) in the classroom. If you read the title and thought to yourself, “but my class uses Chromebooks, what about us?” – fear not. In today’s…

Tips for managing iPads in the classroom

As many teachers know, mobile devices are a staple in the modern classroom. However, one device is top of the class for usability, child-friendliness, and educational potential: the iPad. Anyone with children will know how Apple’s flagship tablet can engage,…

Managing mobile devices in the classroom

The days of students passing notes behind the teacher’s back are in decline. Instead, they’re using smartphones and iPads to send each other instant messages, tweets and snaps. While mobile devices have great potential for teachers in terms of supplementing their…

How to create Responsible Digital Citizens

People in the modern world live two very distinct lives. There’s the person who wakes up every morning, has breakfast and goes out into the world to work, study and socialise with other people. As a culture, we know this…

All you need to know about Mobile Device Management for education

The school environment has changed dramatically over the past decade. Mobile devices are more prolific than ever, with children receiving their first one at an increasingly young age – 10.3 years, on average. Considering the increase in Bring Your Own…

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Release Notes

April 2019: Our Q2 Release

Roll up, roll up, because our latest release is live and in the wild! Its core focus is on enhancing our in-class device management tools, or classroom management tools. Teachers have praised our Chromebook management features and we’ve added a…

February 2019: Our Q1 Release

The Mobile Guardian team has been hard at work in the weeks leading up to our latest release. It’s a real goodie, packed full of new products like our Classroom Management Tools and enhanced features based on feedback from our…

Our May 2018 release

The Mobile Guardian team has been working hard behind the scenes on our latest product release. It’s packed full of enhanced features and includes a fresh update to the Mobile Guardian interface. We’ve shared some of the highlights below. If…

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