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Collaboration & Web 2.0


How Districts Create Community Connections with Social Media

School districts all over the country are taking advantage of technology to better communicate not only with parents and students, but members of their communities not directly involved with schools.

Social Media's New Direction at LAUSD

Earlier this year, Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second largest, appointed Stephanie Abrams, a former television reporter and anchor, as its first social media director. Although budgets are tight, much of the funding for the new role came out of a pitch the district made to the nonprofit Goldhirsh foundation. T.H.E. Journal recently spoke with Abrams about her new role and how districts can find a new voice through social media.

DisplayNote Launches App for Presentation and Collaboration

At InfoComm 2012 this week in Las Vegas, DisplayNote Technologies announced the release of a new app that allows users to present, capture, share, and collaborate on ideas across any device.

NYC Department of Education Taps Blackboard Collaborate for iLearnNYC

The New York City Department of Education, the nation's largest public school system, will use Blackboard Collaborate as part of its iLearnNYC program, starting with the 2012-2013 school year.

ParentLink 9 Brings Mobile Communications to Parents, Educators

Utah-based Parlant Technology has released ParentLink 9, a major update to the company's flagship school communications platform. The new version adds mobile apps for parents and includes new tools for teachers and administrators who need to reach out to school stakeholders.

Indiana Cyber Charter School Opens Statewide Enrollment

The statewide Indiana Cyber Charter School (IN Cyber) has opened its online doors for students in kindergarten through 12th grades.

Social Network for K-12 Educators Goes Mobile

edWeb.net, a professional social network for the education community, has launched a mobile version of its Web site to make it easier for edWeb members to stay in touch with network activity.

New Social Network for Elementary School Readers Now Available

A free new social networking platform aims to encourage elementary school children to read more books.

210,000 Catholic Schools To Adopt Office 365

Catholic schools--all 210,000 of them around the world--will have the chance to implement Office 365 for their students as part of a new "social network for Catholic education."

New York Middle School Students Participate in Online Cultural Exchange Program

Middle school students in New York's White Plains Public Schools are participating in a virtual cultural exchange program.

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