The number of students who maintain a profile on a social networking site has decreased by nearly 40 percent in the last five years according to a new report from Project Tomorrow. This year only 30 percent of middle school students (grades 6-8) and 39 percent of high school students (grades 9-10) told researchers they were actively using such a site.
ParentLink has launched the ParentLink Suite, with a social media manager designed specifically for K-12 schools.
In our first tutorial on Google Sheets, we looked at extending the software's default conditional formatting options through the use of formulas. That solution is good for a limited range of dates, but it might get cumbersome in spreadsheets that span longer periods, since each possible date requires a unique formula.
Here's how one program is engaging Web 2.0 skills to bridge cultures and classrooms — one project at a time.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Jennifer Anderson, iPad U teacher at Heritage E-STEM Magnet School, helps her students become content producers whose learning reaches beyond the classroom.
Google Sheets, the spreadsheet tool that's part of the Google Apps productivity suite, lets users format cells based on certain conditions, including the date contained in a cell and how far away that date is from the present. But the options available through the Conditional Formatting dialog are limited. Here's a way around those limitations.
Smart Technologies has updated its solutions for Microsoft Lync Room System to add new room sizes and premium services and to offer more collaboration capabilities.
Vetica has launched Chalk.com, a new online community platform for educators. The announcement was made at the SXSWedu conference taking place this week in Austin, TX.
For Julie Young, who recently announced her retirement as president and CEO of Florida Virtual School, the journey to online and blended learning began with her organization's mission: "To deliver high-quality technology-based education that provides the skills and knowledge students need for success."
GitHub, the software development hub for collaboration and code hosting and distribution, has created a new service specifically for education.