Collaboration & Web 2.0


Playground and Poster Sessions Push Teaching Forward

A couple of the ingredients that made ISTE 2016 unique were what the conference called “Poster” and “Playground.” Poster was an area of the Colorado Convention Center where teachers demonstrated technologies they’ve successfully used in the classroom. Playground featured hands-on workshops with educators and students exploring everything from mobile learning and games to virtual reality and the maker movement.

New Collaboration Software Allows Teachers Students Access From Any Device

New software designed to allow teachers and students to create and share content on almost any connected device has been introduced to the education market.

Google Cast for Education Allows Students, Teachers to Share the Projector

Google this week is launching Cast, which allows users to share access to a classroom projector wirelessly even when they might be on different networks — without any additional device.

Classkick Expands onto the Web for Chromebooks and Traditional Computers

Classkick has expanded its collaborative assignment platform onto the Web. Previously, it was available only as an iOS app for iPad.

Virtual Sessions Bring Nobel Prize Winner, STEAM Experts and More to Classrooms

Students can connect and collaborate with industry professionals for free through Nepris.

Link-Systems Updates Whiteboard Collaboration Tool

WorldWideWhiteboard 6.0 offers several new distance learning options.

5 Online Discussion Tools to Fuel Student Engagement

Give students a chance to connect with each other and be heard.

ClassDojo Launches School-Wide Features

ClassDojo, a communication platform for sharing classroom moments with parents and students, now allows school leaders to create online sharing communities for their whole school.

3 Awesome Free Apps for Going Paperless

These standout apps make managing classroom workflow a snap.

Pindex Promises Pinterest for Educators

Although Stephen Fry has left Twitter, the popular British actor and writer hasn't given up on social media altogether. Numerous sources have reported that Fry is involved in an education start-up being pitched as a "Pinterest for education." Pindex allows teachers, students and anybody else to create online pinboards for collecting "the best educational material."

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