Collaboration & Web 2.0


OMG: Engaging Students on Their Own Terms

Technology Director Anthony A. Luscre of Mogadore Local Schools challenges educators to use students' mobile devices to provide technology-rich, highly engaging, and fun learning experiences that reflect real-world skills.

Designing the 21st Century K-12 Classroom

It's not enough to take a traditional K-12 classroom and fill it with technology. The smart classroom requires a more methodic approach that factors in the design of the basic shell, the teacher's space, and the students' independent and collaborative work areas.

Partners in Learning Adds Features To Improve Collaboration

Microsoft has launched a new version of its Partners in Learning Network with features designed to improve and encourage collaboration.

Broadband, Social Networks, and Mobility Have Spawned a New Kind of Learner

Students are different today because of technology. Every educator knows this, of course, but this change is about much more than agile thumbs, shriveling attention spans, and OMG'd vocabularies.

CoSN Invites 13 Districts To Develop Digital Media Best Practices

The Consortium for School Networking, a professional association for educators, district officials and technology professionals, has selected 13 school districts to take part in an effort to develop digital media best practices in K-12 education to encourage innovation.

ePals Acquires Children's Literature Publisher

ePals, a provider of educational technology products, will acquire Carus Publishing, the parent company of Cricket Magazine Group, Cobblestone Publishing, and Open Court Publishing.

edWeb Launches Free Learning Community Focused on Common Core Implementation

edWeb.net and Action Learning Systems have partnered to create a free online professional learning community for K-12 educators to learn about implementing Common Core State Standards.

Super Star Launches Goal Setting Platform for Schools

Super Star Learning has released a school edition of My Dream Machine, the company's social goal setting and achievement platform.

Science Social Network Adds Economic, Financial Sections

Sciencia.org, a social network that publishes links to breaking science news contributed by its 64,000 international users, has added economics and financial science sections to its Web site.

Microsoft Touts Live@edu Stats, Prepares for Move to Office365 for Education

Microsoft has revealed that Live@edu, the company's free, hosted collaboration and communications service for education, now has more than 22 million users, a 100 percent increase in the past year.

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