Collaboration & Web 2.0


BrainParade Updates Special Needs App

The visual learning and assessment tool now offers student data tracking, an automatic exercise generator that simplifies the lesson-creation process and an interactive wizard that demonstrates each feature of the app.

Report: Student Social Network Use Declines as Social Apps Move to Take Their Place

The number of students who maintain a profile on a social networking site has decreased by nearly 40 percent in the last five years according to a new report from Project Tomorrow. This year only 30 percent of middle school students (grades 6-8) and 39 percent of high school students (grades 9-10) told researchers they were actively using such a site.

ParentLink Adds K-12 Social Media Manager to Communication Suite

ParentLink has launched the ParentLink Suite, with a social media manager designed specifically for K-12 schools.

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Formatting Cells Based on Date Ranges in Google Sheets

In our first tutorial on Google Sheets, we looked at extending the software's default conditional formatting options through the use of formulas. That solution is good for a limited range of dates, but it might get cumbersome in spreadsheets that span longer periods, since each possible date requires a unique formula.

Global Collaboration Projects that Go Way Beyond Skype

Here's how one program is engaging Web 2.0 skills to bridge cultures and classrooms — one project at a time.

Tech Projects That Support Big Ideas

Jennifer Anderson, iPad U teacher at Heritage E-STEM Magnet School, helps her students become content producers whose learning reaches beyond the classroom.

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Extending Conditional Formatting in Google Sheets Using Dynamic Date Calls

Google Sheets, the spreadsheet tool that's part of the Google Apps productivity suite, lets users format cells based on certain conditions, including the date contained in a cell and how far away that date is from the present. But the options available through the Conditional Formatting dialog are limited. Here's a way around those limitations.

Smart Updates Solutions for Microsoft Lync Room Systems

Smart Technologies has updated its solutions for Microsoft Lync Room System to add new room sizes and premium services and to offer more collaboration capabilities.

Chalk.com Offers Private Professional Learning Platform for Educators

Vetica has launched Chalk.com, a new online community platform for educators. The announcement was made at the SXSWedu conference taking place this week in Austin, TX.

Using Online and Blended Learning To Help Students Design Their Educational Experience

For Julie Young, who recently announced her retirement as president and CEO of Florida Virtual School, the journey to online and blended learning began with her organization's mission: "To deliver high-quality technology-based education that provides the skills and knowledge students need for success."

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