Collaboration & Web 2.0


A Small District's Journey to 1-to-1

An instructional technologist tells the story of how Edenton-Chowan Public Schools (NC) have started down the road to a 1-to-1 environment, and how their initiative has improved teaching and learning.

MindMixer Updates Site, Interface To Boost Engagement

Online communities platform MindMixer has redesigned its Web site and user interface with the goal of helping its clients increase user engagement.

Kaplan Acquires Grockit Test Prep

Kaplan has acquired Grockit's social learning platform and test preparation assets. In related news, Grockit has changed its name to Learnist.

3 Ways Webconferencing is Transforming PD

From sharing classroom videos to building communities of practice, teachers are collaborating online in ways that would have been impossible a few years ago.

The 10 Free Tech Tools Your Class Should Be Using

Know about iTalc? Bubbl.us? Ribbon Hero? You should! Discover the latest in free software that's making a splash in classrooms.

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.

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