3 for 3: We asked three top ed tech consultants to each select three web 2.0 tools they believe are ideal for fostering collaboration in teaching and learning. The result is a compilation of technologies that can “do things of value,” as one of our experts says, in the instructional and professional development realms, and in both the traditional and the virtual classroom.
- By Jennifer Demski
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) is expanding its partnership with Discovery Education, implementing the company's digital content library to all 153 Title I secondary schools in the district.
- By Scott Aronowitz
As they continue to empower teachers with upgraded instructional options, learning management systems have evolved into something whose old name just doesn’t cut it anymore.
Needing every possible edge, students are looking to online solutions to get them ready for college admissions exams.
Three Michigan districts add support to their technology-infused schools with the latest in classroom sound systems.
- By Reinhard Kargl
We all pay lip service to the need for educators to be learners as well as teachers, but how often do we really act on it?
- By Geoffrey H. Fletcher
Open source has proved attractive for K-12 school districts for any number of reasons, from upfront cost savings to freedom from cumbersome restrictions to the quality of the software itself. But how does a school or district get started with it? Three K-12 IT directors shared their experiences with THE Journal--the good and the bad, as well as the lessons they've learned in the process.
- By Natasha Wanchek
Kaltura, a company that develops open source products for creating and managing video on Web sites, has published a Blackboard Building Block that allows users to integrate video into their Blackboard Learn environments.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Microsoft last week acknowledged that the VC-1 video codec has limited performance on multicore systems running Windows 7.
An Arizona elementary school is beefing up its technology toolbox with a new multimedia curriculum in an effort to engage students, teach 21st century skills, and, hopefully, help boost academic achievement.
- By Bridget McCrea