Collaboration & Web 2.0


Schoolwires Expands Greenleaf American-Chinese Classroom Exchange Program

Schoolwires has launched an expanded version of its Greenleaf Classroom International Exchange Program. A 2010 pilot program paired two schools in China and the United States. The fall 2011 program will pair 10 to 15 additional classrooms in both countries.

Google Beefs Up Online Storage for Apps for Education

Google is increasing the amount of storage it provides to institutions that use its free Apps for Education platform.

When Social Networking Goes 'Live'

An English teacher in Iowa talks about how she parlayed Twitter interactions into a class trip halfway around the world.

On Cloud Nine

Cloud computing is no longer just used to manage administrative technology--thanks to its accessibility, ease of use, and versatility. All over the country, teachers, students, and administrators are trying different cloud-based solutions--some free or inexpensive--that allow multiple users to collaborate in innovative ways. Here are nine examples from K-12 educators who have found creative ways to get their heads in the cloud.

SaaS Module Lets Schools 'Bolt' Social Networking onto Learning Management Systems

A company with its own learning management system (LMS) for academic and corporate use has taken the social networking aspects of its LMS and turned them into an add-on product that will work with competing LMSes.

InFocus Unveils Cloud-Based All-in-One Conferencing System

InFocus has launched a new videoconferencing and collaboration system called "Mondopad"--a 55-inch touchscreen display with built-in whiteboarding, presentation, and communications tools.

Rural Grant Propels Distance Learning for K-12 Schools

A new grant is allowing Texas schools to create connections between multiple rural institutions. Through videoconferencing technologies and in-class tools, students from 14 districts will be able to participate in dual-enrollment programs and to collaborate with their peers from around the world.

OLAT 7.2 Broadens Ajax Support in ePortfolio

A new version of the free and open source learning management system OLAT has been released.

Principals Call for Mobile and Social Technologies in Schools

The National Association of Secondary School Principals is looking to change the conversation about mobile computing and social media in schools.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches Global Education Challenge

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will award $250,000 in cash and prizes as part of its Global Education Challenge.

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