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Collaboration & Web 2.0


Rocket21 Partners with SEM Link To Connect Students with STEM Pros

Educational social network Rocket21 has partnered with non-profit SEM Link to connect students with experts from the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.

Micro- and Macro-Blogging: 3 Major Differences and Their Benefits to Instruction

Although similar, macro- and micro-blogging differ from one another in important ways. Recognizing those distinctions can help instructors find new ways to engage learners and improve outcomes.

Adobe To Add Behance Online Portfolio Service into Creative Cloud

Adobe Systems has just entered the online design portfolio business with the purchase of privately held Behance.

Teaching With Content Curation

A California teacher discovers an effective tool for teaching English.

3 Organizations Join Forces to Recruit and Connect Education Leaders

The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems, Education Pioneers, and the Strategic Data Project have banded together to create Activate ED, a collaboration intended to connect leaders, managers, and analysts with school systems.

SchoolTutoring Steers Students through Science and Math

A company with a national tutoring service is testing out a new program it has developed specifically to help high school and college students who want to focus on disciplines in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

More Educators Joining Online Social Networks

The number of educators who participate in online social networks has increased 34 percent since 2009, according to new research, with 82 percent now belonging to social networks compared to 61 percent in 2009. Librarians have the highest rate of participation in online social networks, followed by teachers, and then principals.

Super Star Learning launches Social Learning Platform

Super Star Learning has launched an online social learning platform for students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

Engaging Without Restrictions

Restrictive approaches to social media in the classroom are hurting K-12 districts that expect their teachers to successfully guide students into the new media world. According to Steven Anderson, director of instructional technology at Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, "best practices and guidelines have to allow kids to both explore and make mistakes."

What's Changing Education? For This Tech Tool Expert, It's Collaboration

If eduTecher founder and FETC presenter Adam Bellow had his way, K-12 educators would jump out of the technology "echo chambers" that many of them are trapped in and test out new tools, implement new applications, collaborate among each other, and allow more student-owned devices into the classroom.

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