Submitted by Courtney Williams on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 2:19pm
While Facebook and Google+ are popular social networks for everyday life, dozens of other networks have been created to provide safe and effective social learning environments for K12 education. Social learning networks (SLNs) allow students to learn 21st-century skills, help students build online portfolios or resumes and collaborate with peers through project-based learning.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 5:20pm
The penguin caused a stir when it arrived last month. Teacher Sarah Halon told her first-graders at Washington Elementary School that if they wanted to keep the bird, they would have to learn how to care for it.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 01/31/2012 - 9:00am
For district leaders considering idenitity and access management programs, Sandeep Chellani, executive director of product development for the New York City Public Schools, says it's important to become as aware as possible of the benefits and potential of identity management and not to be at the mercy of vendors. "Districts need to step up and do a better job of voicing concerns and pushing vendors to meet their needs," Chellani says.