A Georgia high school teacher is giving her AP Lit students a taste of the "real world" virtually. She's using Skype to create modern-day field trips to help them make connections between classroom learning and the outside world while also meeting curriculum requirements.
- By Bridget McCrea
This fall, faculty and students will no longer need access to a Blackboard institutional license to use Blackboard mobile applications--as long as they're willing to shell out $5.99 for the software or pay an annual subscription fee of $1.99.
Students and teachers at Florida Virtual Schools will soon be able to connect with each other from their preferred devices and communication channels.
Blackboard has updated its Web conferencing application to add mobile support, user-oriented improvements, and tighter integration with learning management systems, including Moodle.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Microsoft today formally released Office 365 for Education and announced plans to begin migrating Live@edu customers this summer.
ePals Corporation has announced a new version of its social learning network, ePals Global Learning Network, at the ISTE 2012 conference in San Diego.
A US teachers union and a UK company have partnered to create an online community where educators can share and access learning resources.
New learning playlist platform, designed for educators, includes collaborative and social learning tools as well as metrics to gauge resource effectiveness and user progress.
Online test prep company Grockit has launched a new social learning site, Learnist, which it likens to "the Pinterest for educators and students." With it, users can collect and pin content from around the web, like YouTube videos and websites, onto boards organized by theme or lesson.
- By Stephen Noonoo
EdCamp is a grassroots movement of do-it-yourself professional development "un-conferences." In just a year and a half the phenomenon has gained serious momentum thanks in part to networks on Twitter. T.H.E. Journal speaks to four participants.
- By Jennifer Demski