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21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


3 Social Network Alternatives for Schools

For educators looking to avoid the complications of having students work on consumer social media platforms, Common Sense Media’s service Graphite has compiled this list of resources that can facilitate social learning.

4 Keys to Designing the Classroom of the Future

Forget about rows of desks pointed at a whiteboard. Here's how mobile technology is reshaping teaching and learning.

Video Capture Device Swivl Exits Beta and Adds New Features

The Swivl robot (which is compatible with iOS and Android devices) tilts and rotates to follow a teacher as he or she moves around the classroom.

Report: Students Lack Wireless Access to Digital Learning Resources at School

Students have better wireless access to the Internet at home than at school, according to a new report.

New Software Allows Teachers To Control Smart Boards From iPads

A new version of Smart's Notebook software will let teachers move about the classroom as they change and manipulate images on whiteboards.

Google Updates Classroom for Improved Teacher, Student Control

Five new features are designed to make it easier for students, teachers and administrators to use Google Classroom.

How to Know What Students Think: Surveys and Conversations

Students have definite opinions about what they want from education and from technology in education. In this week's blog post we review two recent surveys of students and discuss their "requests" to include more mobile technology and more coding instruction in their lessons.

EMC Publishing Launches Online Platform to Teach World Languages

Passport connects students to EMC’s curriculum in and out of the classroom via a platform that includes authentic cultural videos, news and songs, as well as video collaboration and assessment tools.

Using Games to Promote Evidence-Based Learning

Here's how one librarian uses a game-show style platform to encourage her students not just to answer questions about what they have read, but also to discuss why their answer is correct.

New Report Briefs States on Filling School Course Gaps

Many K-12 students can't take the classes that will help them prepare for college because their schools don't offer those courses. According to a new report from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, one solution to the gaps lies in setting up a "course access" program.

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