Collaboration 2.0 :: April 1, 2009


  • 3 Challenges to Wiki Use in Instruction

    There are always challenges in the actual use of technology in instruction, not only in practical terms with familiarity with the technology itself, but more importantly, in a pedagogical sense as the benefits to teaching and learning are examined more thoroughly. How can the instructional uses of a wiki be maximized to ensure this higher level of engagement with students? More


  • FIZZ Intros Private 'YouTube' for Classes

    A team of researchers at North Carolina State University has created a suite of tools that it's selling to help teachers implement "safe" Web 2.0 environments in the classroom. Lodge McCammon and his team at NC State's Friday Institute for Educational Innovation have developed FIZZ, which is being used in 35 K-12 schools over seven North Carolina counties. The tools give teachers a private YouTube-like site for each school. More
  • 'Wisconsin Connects' Initiative To Drive Online Collaboration

    The state of Wisconsin has launched a new online initiative called Wisconsin Connects. The initiative aims to provide a safe learning environment for K-12 students and to enable students in Wisconsin to connect and collaborate with other students from around the world. More
  • Microsoft To Make NASA Content Available Through 'WorldWide Telescope'

    Microsoft announced this week that it's partnering with NASA to develop and deploy technology to deliver planetary images and data over the Internet. According to Microsoft, the partnership will allow space information to be housed on the company's WorldWide Telescope, an online virtual telescope that incorporates Web 2.0 technologies. More
  • Junior High School Shares Basics of Mathcasting

    A team of teachers and administrators from Doris Miller Junior High School in San Marcos, TX recently conducted a workshop on "mathcasting" at a national conference hosted by the Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development. More
  • Texas District Takes Science Fair Online

    Conroe Independent School District in Texas recently held a science blog competition, in which it invited fifth through 12th graders to create a blog to explore a science or technology question. More
  • FairShare Allows Content Creators To Track Content Use

    A new site called FairShare allows users to track how their online work is being used by others. Developed by Attributor in collaboration with Creative Commons, the free service allows bloggers and individual content creators to understand how their work is shared across the Web. More

This article originally appeared in the 04/01/2009 issue of THE Journal.

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