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Collaboration & Web 2.0


10 Interactive Whiteboard "Don'ts"

These “worst practices” generally stem from failing to understand what whiteboards can really do in the classroom. We asked several educational technology leaders to share some common “don’ts” for teachers using an IWB. Here are the top 10.

Desire2Learn Integrates Wiggio To Streamline Collaboration

Desire2Learn has integrated its newest acquisition, Wiggio, into Learning Suite, to enable students to more easily manage file sharing, group messaging, scheduling, and task management.

Wisconsin District Deploys Collaboration Software

The Janesville School District in southern Wisconsin has implemented software that will allow students this coming school year to view instructor content, capture, annotate, collaborate, take notes, and save their work via PC, laptop, tablet, and mobile devices.

Online Mini Course Focuses on Social Media for STEM Educators

Science, technology, engineering, and math teachers who are seeking instruction in how to use social media in their teaching can now enroll in a free, online mini-course offered by the New Media Consortium.

New OER Exchange Opens with 680,000 Free Learning Objects

Educational technology company Pearson has launched its OpenClass Exchange for instructors. Out of the gate, the new open education resource (OER) catalog will include links to 680,000 instructional and learning items.

Building Alaska's PD Pipeline

Teachers at a remote district in rural Alaska access a wealth of online professional development through the state’s Alaska Staff Development Network.

Crestron Develops Microsoft Lync-Based Conference Room Solution

Crestron has unveiled Crestron RL, its new Lync-based group collaboration solution for conferencing.

7 Free Apps for Keeping Parents and Teachers Connected

Teachers are turning to these free apps and digital resources to help keep parents informed and engaged in today's digital world.

Report: Students Prioritize Devices, Variety over Internet Access

Students prioritize the use of "a variety of digital learning tools such as mobile devices" over Internet access, according to From Chalkboards to Tablets: The Emergence of the K-12 Learner, a new report from Project Tomorrow.

Microsoft Lets Students Crowdsource Their Next Computer

Microsoft is launching a new service that lets students crowdsource funding for their next computer for school. As part of the offering, Microsoft is chipping in on the price and providing students with free software.

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