Collaboration & Web 2.0


Browser Extension Helps Identify Fake News Accounts on Twitter

As the software creators explained, they undertook the work specifically to address political propaganda bots, which are intended to weaken and subvert American political discourse. These bots are automated or semi-automated Twitter accounts that live behind the façade of a real person and that often retweet other content instead of tweeting their own, especially fake news.

U Missouri Turns Collaboration Setup into Anti-Bullying Tool for Schools

The technology in a new collaboration space at the University of Missouri College of Education is allowing faculty and college students to reach out remotely to the state's schools to help combat bullying.

ClassFlow Introduces Activity Feed to Keep Parents Informed

Now available on the homepage to registered users, the social media-inspired activity feed enables teachers to share lessons, activities and assignments to the class and with parents.

Hobsons Launches Tool to Schedule High School Counselor, College Admissions Visits

RepVisits is now available at no cost to all high school counselors directly within the Hobsons Counselor Community social network. It’s integrated into Hobsons’ Intersect platform that launched last month and the college and career readiness platform Naviance as well.

Colorado’s Online Professional Learning Platform Integrates Video Coaching

COpilot now offers video-powered PD through Edthena. Educators can use the platform to upload videos of their classroom instruction and then share those videos with coaches who can give timestamped comments categorized as questions, suggestions, strengths and notes.

Social VR Platform AltspaceVR Says Goodbye

With around 35,000 active monthly users, AltspaceVR is shutting down due to financial difficulty.

Creators of Second Life Open Sansar Social VR Platform to the Public

Sansar empowers individuals, communities, schools, studios, corporations, brands and others to easily create, share and ultimately sell immersive 3D social experiences for consumers to enjoy on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows PCs, according to the company Linden Labs, which also created Second Life.

L.A. Teacher Creates Catchy Math Videos That Teach Complicated Concepts

Los Angeles math teacher and tutor Huzefa Kapadia has created eight catchy music videos that explain fundamental and sometimes complicated math concepts, such as permutations and combinations, slope intercepts and the quadratic formula.

Texas District Buys 200 More Boxlight Interactive Projectors for 11 Schools

With the new purchase, the Copperas Cove Independent School District in Fort Hood, TX will have a total 380 Boxlight interactive projectors for its 11 schools and 8,200 students to use during class time.

Report: Educator Confidence in Technology Increasing

Sixty-five percent of educators expressed confidence in using digital technology in their classrooms, a 7 percent increase over last year, according to a recent survey by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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