Used in tandem with schooldistrict learning-management systems, uBoost helps educators reward positive student behavior with points and performance- based honor badges. Points can be used for charitable causes or can be redeemed for merchandise or gift cards. uBoost Version 2.0 includes new parental-notification features. uBoost sends daily email notification to parents regarding the points their children receive, as well as the accomplishments and behaviors for which they have been rewarded. Price: Contact company for pricing. Category: behavior monitoring
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Blackboard Connect for Teachers is used as a platform for outreach to parents concerning urgent situations and academic issues regarding their children. Now teachers can harness that same capability to better involve parents in their child’s classroom performance. Using the service, teachers can reach parents wherever they are with phone messages, and parents no longer have to wait for a quarterly report card to discover that they need to intervene in their child’s academic performance or behavior. Price: Contact company for pricing. Category: teaching tools

Accessibility Issues and Web 2.0

I'd thought we were doing well with equal access issues, but recently our Special Education Department teachers have raised several questions about accessibility and new, Web-based tools that are being used in classrooms. Where can I learn more about this? As the web becomes increasingly interactive,

Weaving Web 2.0 into Classroom Practice

Weaving Web 2.0 into Classroom Practice This well-developed PowerPoint presentation delves into the aspects of Web 2.0 technology that can be used in the classroom. It offers detailed descriptions of Blogs, Wikis, RSS (Really Simple Syndication), Pod/Vodcasting, Social Networking, E-Portfolios and


eBeam software for the eBeam interactive whiteboard now allows users to send a wide variety of interactive-whiteboardgenerated content directly to their Amazon Kindles and Kindle DXs. Students can use this feature to review class lessons, and parents can see what children have studied in class. Price: Contact company for pricing. Category: presentation software

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Got Web 2.0?

Education authorsGwen Solomon andLynne Schrum arelooking for examplesof Web 2.0 tool andapp uses for thesecond edition oftheir book, Web 2.0:How-to for Educators.