The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has launched a new blog covering the internet’s influence on the classroom. According to PBS, the blog–called learning.now–will address how new technologies and the internet culture are significantly affecting the ways educators teach and children learn. The blog will target K-12 educators and is meant to help guide them through the sometimes strange world of new communications devices, web sites, and cultural shifts brought about by advances in technology. Hosted by educational technology thinker and writer Andy Carvin, learning.now will offer a continuing look at how the forces of new technology–such as wikis, blogs, Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds, podcasts, social networking sites, and the always-on culture of the internet–are impacting teachers’ and students’ lives both inside and outside of school, PBS says. As with other blogs offered through PBS, learning.now will provide opportunities for public participation and feedback.