SoftChalk has launched SoftChalk Cloud, an e-learning
content authoring platform that enables educators to easily create, manage, and share online learning in the cloud.
SoftChalk Cloud includes collaboration tools and simple
learning management system (LMS) integration. Educators can log in to SoftChalk Cloud from their web browsers
to create and modify content online. Content created in
SoftChalk Cloud seamlessly integrates with almost any LMS,
allowing users to organize and share lessons and media with
colleagues, groups, or their entire community.
MORE INFO: softchalk.com
Marshall Cavendish has
introduced Math Buddies, an online learning
platform designed to
support the teaching of
Singapore Math for grades K– 5. Math Buddies combines
multimedia technologies and animated characters with
instructional strategies to offer an interactive learning and
teaching experience. Included are ready-made multimedia
lessons to explain each math concept, step-by-step practice
problems for independent and group learning, differentiated
practices to support various ability groups, question-analysis
capability to identify common mistakes, and comprehensive
assessments to track student progress.
MORE INFO: www.mconline.us/LEAD/login/content/ps_mb_1.html
Degree.com is a
new free website
that provides a starting point for aspiring
teachers and individuals interested in
education policy. The site offers a wide selection of educa-tion-related resources including articles that tackle ongoing
issues in education policy and reveals current issues and
innovations that are disrupting the educational landscape.
The site also lists teaching degree programs and resources
dealing with teacher training reform.
MORE INFO: www.onlineteachingdegree.com/about
Atomic Learning has added
new resources to its training library.
Online Spotlight will teach educators how to help students
navigate the internet safely and help administrators meet
E-Rate requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act
and the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act. In addition, Atomic’s new Internet Safety Workshop teaches the
dangers of posting on the internet and how to prevent them.
MORE INFO: www.atomiclearning.com
Celebrating Excellent Educators
Ever wonder what makes excellent educators
excellent? L&L Senior Editor Diana Fingal
takes a closer look at several of the teachers, media specialists, and administrators
who won 2012 ISTE awards. She’ll highlight
some of their projects and share how they
motivate, inspire, and engage their digital
Meet the Common Core with Multimedia
Teaching with multimedia engages digital
natives, enhances understanding, and inspires
creativity. If you do it right, it also meets
requirements of the Common Core State
Standards. Authors Regina and Jeffrey Royer of
Salisbury University in Maryland, USA, explain
how to use a well-crafted rubric to ensure your
multimedia assignments make the grade.
Making the Switch to Online Teaching
Teaching online requires a new set of responsibilities. Teachers must find innovative
ways to stay organized, remain positive, and
keep up with current technologies. Authors
Holly McBride and Michael Berson explain
how to make the transition from face-to-face
teaching to the digital domain.
Should Schools Be Required to Teach Digital Citizenship?
Debate this and other controversial issues