6 apps to help parents and teachers communicate

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Communication between teachers and parents makes it easier for educators to understand the outside challenges students may deal with, and it helps parents understand how they can better…

Free tool lets students participate during class

Joining in the effort to keep students engaged in the classroom, Microsoft on April 29 announced a new addition to its PowerPoint software that allows students to participate…

Microsoft, ePals team up on collaborative tools

In a move that could spur more widespread use of online tools for communicating and collaborating within K-12 education, software giant Microsoft Corp. has announced a strategic partnership…

Six technologies soon to affect education

Cloud computing and collaborative learning environments are set to take hold in K-12 schools in the very near future, with mobile devices, game-based learning, and other education technologies…

New standard makes whiteboard content more accessible

In what educators and vendors are calling a giant step forward in education technology, the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA) recently announced that all major interactive…

Schools turn to unified communications to save costs, boost productivity

More schools and colleges are turning to unified communications as a way to streamline communication and save much-needed money in unpredictable economic times.

Digital access, collaboration a must for students

In a national survey that reveals K-12 students' use of technology at home and at school, students overwhelmingly agreed that access to digital media tools and the ability…