Collaboration & Web 2.0


Online Tutoring Market Expected to Grow 6.15% Over Next Four Years

The online tutoring services market in the United States is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.15 percent between 2016 and 2020, according to a recent report by market research firm Technavio.

Encourage Teamwork with Great Brainstorming Resources

Visual brainstorming tools, such as mind maps and virtual corkboards, can help students get organized and comfortable sharing their ideas.

Generation Global Offers Free Online Forum for Students to Explore Cultural Differences

Generation Global is relaunching in the United States, providing educators and students with a free forum to explore global cultural differences through dialogue.

46,000 Students to Build Robots and STEM Skills in FIRST Tech Challenge

More than 46,000 students worldwide are expected to build robots and STEM skills during the FIRST Tech Challenge, “Velocity Vortex,” which kicked off Sept. 10 and continues through 2017.

Sherman Oaks Teen Creates Anti-Bullying App

Natalie Hampton, a 16-year-old from Sherman Oaks, CA, has created “Sit With Us,” a free mobile app that allows students to become “ambassadors” and privately invite other kids to join them in the cafeteria or lunchroom.

Shmoop Debuts Academic Social Network

Digital publisher Shmoop has launched ShmoopYou, an academic network designed to engage students in school as they get help from peers.

Report: Social Media a Top Cybersecurity Challenge in the Workplace

Safe social media use is the No. 1 cybersecurity challenge for employees, according to the latest report from Wombat Security Technologies on security awareness issues in enterprise organizations.

TeacherPlanBook Launches, Offers Educators Ability to Collaborate Online

TeacherPlanBook has recently launched, aiming to replace the antiquated paper scheduler with a modern-day tool that allows educators to collaborate online.

Free Class Management Program Gets Simplified Interface, New Communications Tools

Web-based classroom management tool Chalkup has been redesigned with a simplified interface and enhancements for students and teachers. Chalkup provides chat, messaging, discussion boards and other social tools as an alternative to more structured learning management and collaboration systems.

Edmodo Updates Social Networking Platform To Improve Collaboration, Resource Sharing

Edmodo, a social network for schools, has rolled out a collection of updates focused on communication, collaboration and resource sharing and discovery ahead of the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.

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