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Collaboration & Web 2.0


3 Social Network Alternatives for Schools

For educators looking to avoid the complications of having students work on consumer social media platforms, Common Sense Media’s service Graphite has compiled this list of resources that can facilitate social learning.

SchoolReach Introduces Community App Creator

SchoolReach has launched its new Community App solution, which is designed to help schools create custom-branded iPhone and Android apps. Customized apps can include modules such as school calendars, staff directories, homework info, lunch menus and social media accounts.

SchoolCircle Launches Free App for Teacher-Parent Communications

SchoolCircle is a new, free Web app for teachers and parents designed to facilitate communication and event coordination.

Extron Introduces New Wireless Collaboration Gateway

The ShareLink 200 is designed to enable students and teachers to share content to a central screen from their personal devices.

Splashtop Collaboration Software Expands Chromebook Support

Mirroring360 now allows individual students to mirror their Chromebook screen to a main display, and Splashtop Classroom broadcasts the teacher’s screen to all student devices.

Starting a Project-Based School

For his first year as principal of a fourth- and fifth-grade campus, Todd Nesloney hired a completely new staff and adopted an entirely project-based learning approach.

Report Details 5 Keys to Using Technology To Help At-Risk Students

A new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education offers five recommendations for helping at-risk students learn.

How Google Apps for Education Can Help You Implement Common Core

To support the new standards' emphasis on student collaboration, keyboarding and online research, Pascagoula School District (MS) implemented GAFE. A tech integration specialist shares how the move has eased the district's transition to the Common Core State Standards.

Social Network Connects Students with College and Job Recruiters

Part Facebook, part e-portfolio, a new online service is connecting graduating high schoolers with college and career recruiters and letting students create shareable multimedia portfolios in the hopes of dazzling them.

6 Must-Have Apps for Tech Leaders

These tablet tools will help technology directors and coordinators make the most out of their mobile devices.

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