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Collaboration & Web 2.0


Univision Taps Social Media To Promote Hispanic Education

Univision Communications, an American Spanish language media company, used social media, including Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, along with traditional mechanisms--television, in-person events, and phone banks--to promote the attainment of education by Hispanics and draw students and their parents into learning more about their educational options.

My Big Campus Social LMS Adding Parent Portal

Lightspeed Systems is adding a Parent Portal component to its LMS, My Big Campus, that will allow parents, students, and teachers to communicate and share information online.

Georgia Online High School Creates 38,000-Member Community Group

A Georgia high school has added a group to its online community that includes social and academic resources, including discussions, blogs, and study groups.

Skype in the Classroom Adds New Partners and Resources for Teachers

Skype in the classroom, a free online educational enrichment community for teachers, has added six new partner organizations to its roster, including NASA's Digital Learning Center, The National Museum of the Royal Navy and HMS Victory, British Council, Woodland Trust, Education through Expedition, and Choose2Matter.

SkyDrive Adds Recycle Bin

Microsoft has added a new Recycle Bin feature to its cloud-based file hosting service, SkyDrive.

Connected Educator Month Brings Teachers, Others Together Online

While the Connected Educator Month event may be over, the effort to keep teachers and school leaders connected for collaboration and learning continues.

EXPLO Brings High Schoolers Together in Groups Online for Presidential Debates

Following each of four presidential debates during the month of October, American students will have the chance to get together online and discuss them with peers from across the country.

Lore Extends Social LMS to Academic Groups

Social learning management system Lore has added a new feature that lets on-campus clubs and groups collaborate using the free tool.

Edmodo, Common Sense Launch Social Learning Digital Literacy Curriculum

A partnership created by Common Sense Media and social learning platform Edmodo is providing teachers with student activities designed to foster responsible use of social media and other technologies.

Celly Launches Group Texting Service, Android App

Celly has unveiled its free group texting service, which allows schools and universities to create "cells," or private virtual groups, for class discussions, polls, and more. Celly simultaneously launched an Android app, which will be available for free download on Google Play.

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