More schools have begun streaming their graduations on the Internet, to provide a means for people who can't attend the ceremony in person to watch while it unfolds.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
A film with the potential to dispel a great many myths and misperceptions and develop greater understanding between two very different cultures is now available via streaming video for free in-class viewing.
- By Scott Aronowitz
Collaborative technology developer WebNotes has released WebNotes Pro to the public. The hosted service is designed to help researchers and students share and annotate content and disseminate work through automatically generated reports.
Students from 24 middle schools will compete this week in what is being touted as the first county-wide educational video game competition.
Learning management system developer Scholar360 has released a new version of its LMS, Scholar360 LMS-SN 4.2.
The ongoing debate on the effectiveness of technology use for student learning outcomes still seems to have no clear answers. Some will say technology is highly effective for students; others will say technology has had no measurable impact on outcomes. Why is this, and what can be done about it?
The state-funded Minnesota Online High School is piloting a cloud computing initiative to provide its students and teachers with virtual desktops.
In a move to integrate practical instruction in technological development with traditional college preparatory academics, Savannah Christian Preparatory School of Savannah, GA, has launched a rudimentary digital manufacturing course for high school students.
- By Scott Aronowitz
Swedish developer Xcerion is expanding its iCloud collaborative computing service with the addition of file sharing and new community features.
Students at Eastmont Middle School in Sandy, UT, will soon have a new technology tool to use when learning to read. Known as ReadingPens, the optical scanners translate the written word into spoken sentences, thus improving the chance that disabled students will learn the material being presented.
- By Bridget McCrea