Collaboration 2.0
Web 2.0 Strategies for Education


  • Social Networking Meets Reading

    Billed as the industry's first "social e-reading experience," the Kobo app will also be the first e-reader integrated with RIM's BBM Social Platform.



  • Office Web Apps Get Makeover

    Microsoft announced some new milestones for its browser-based Office Web Applications.

  • Free Online Gradebook Adds iPad Support

    Education developer LearnBoost has added support for Apple's iPad to its free online gradebook and classroom management system.

  • Marine Education and Conservation Site Expands Activities

    Explore the Blue, a Web site dedicated to encouraging youth interest and participation in learning about marine life, on-the-water activities, and marine conservation has expanded its content to include more activities and educational tools.

  • Rural Alaska District Boosts Digital Content Integration

    The massive and remote Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) of Soldotna, AK is expanding its use of streaming media and other digital learning materials, along with teacher professional development, to support its educational mission.

  • Science Courses Add Online Simulations, Lab Experiments

    Online courses in biology and chemistry from Plato Learning, designed both for credit recovery and for students new to the subjects, are receiving an infusion of new content to reflect updates in science instruction, most notably real-world applicability of traditional learning and school STEM initiatives.

  • Study Island 4 Adds Assessment Builder, iOS Support

    Archipelago Learning has released Study Island 4, a major update to the company's online instruction, assessment, and reporting tool. In addition to a new assessment engine and online writing tools, the new version adds new collaboration features, gaming, and support for Apple iOS devices.

  • Texas District Expanding Use of Online Teaching Platform

    A school district in Texas is broadening its use of a Web-based platform for managing math and English instruction. It tested the platform last year as part of a 1:1 computing experiment in four elementary school classrooms.

  • TH(i)NQ Ed Takes journ(i)e Network Mobile

    Online education solutions provider TH(i)NQ Ed has introduced a mobile application for the Android mobile phone for users of its learning network journ(i)e.

  • President Obama Launches National STEM Video Game Challenge

    At an "Educate to Innovate" campaign event Thursday at the White House, President Barack Obama launched the National STEM Video Game Challenge, a nationwide competition that seeks to encourage student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through their affinity for playing and creating video games.