Collaboration & Web 2.0


Fifty States Project Calls for Personalized Learning Stories

Edsurge is calling on educators from all 50 states to submit stories on personalized learning programs, as part of the 2017 Fifty States Project.

Nation of Makers Receives Support from 300 Organizations

The newly launched coalition dedicated to the grassroots maker movement in the United States aims to support the full range of organizations that impact makers by helping them to maximize both local and global impact.

California Educators’ Online Community Awarded $2.25M to Advanced Personalized Learning Platform

The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation has received a $2.25 million award from the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, in an effort to support enhancements to CDEF’s professional learning platform and support the state’s #GoOpen campaign.

New National Council on Digital Convergence Forms, Releases 'State of the Industry' Report

A new National Council on Digital Convergence has formed, and it includes a cross-section of K–12 administrators from urban, suburban and rural school districts from across the Midwest and East Coast. The 10-member council, sponsored by the Denver-based ed tech company Modern Teacher, is also planning to release a “State of the Industry Report on Digital Convergence” in the very near future.

Blackboard Learn Gets Dropbox Integration

Thanks to a new partnership announced at the Educause 2016 conference, Blackboard Learn users will now be able to collaborate on documents using the cloud sharing platform Dropbox. As part of the integration, users will be able to upload documents to Dropbox, share them with others and collaborate in a secure environment.

GEMS Education and Carnegie Mellon University Partner to Create STEM and Robotics Labs

GEMS Education and Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab (Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment Lab) are collaborating to develop a STEM-based learning laboratory and robotics curricula for pre-K–12 students worldwide.

Yik Yak Is Not So Anonymous After All

It wasn't enough that yakkers had to add personal handles and profiles starting last August. That made their posts less about saying whatever was on their mind in complete anonymity and more about finding and connecting with others in their current geographic locations. Now users of mobile app Yik Yak face the ignominy of being truly discoverable.

Motivis Learning Launches Learning Relationship Management System

Motivis Learning, a New Hampshire-based ed tech company, is launching a new learning relationship management (LRM) system, which is a next generation, cloud-based software platform for educational institutions.

Girls Who Code Debuts App

Girls Who Code has launched its Girls Who Code Loop app, available on iOS and Android for free. The platform serves as a community forum for questions and announcements on coding, college, jobs and internships.

Google's G Suite For Education Offers 4 New Features

Google has changed the name of its popular service Google Apps for Education to G Suite for Education. With this change comes several new features that have been added to some of the apps included in G Suite. These features use “machine intelligence” to facilitate and add more functionalities to Google Apps.

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