21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


MakerBot Academy Promotes 3D Printers in the Classroom

A program introduced in November 2013 to put 3D printers into classrooms has already attracted 1,000 schools.

Easygenerator Unveils Web-Based E-Learning Authoring Tool

Easygenerator has released an online subscription-based version of its e-learning authoring tool, dubbed the Easygenerator Starter Plan.

Pearson Adds Hypersign Integration to PowerSchool

Pearson is integrating Hypersign's digital signage software with PowerSchool to allow users to manage displays from within the student information system.

Moodle 2.6.2 Update Resolves Security Issues, Fixes Minor Bugs

Three Moodle updates were released over the weekend, addressing security issues and bugs and adding some minor feature enhancements.

National School Boards Honors Ed Tech Innovators

Those who use technology in the classroom and school operations in innovative ways share three characteristics: They're willing to take risks; they share what they learn with their colleagues; and they inspire others to believe that they can be effective too. This from the National School Boards Association, which has just designated 20 people as educators "to watch."

When Will They Ever Learn, When Will They Ever Learn

Cathie and Elliot hold an intense conversation about the need for teachers to be provided with curriculum that has been built from the ground up exploiting the affordances of mobile devices using technology is going to have a positive impact on student achievement!

California District Adopts Tablets for Special Education

California's Mountain View Whisman School District has deployed 80 tablets to its special education classrooms.

Turnitin Releases Grade Anything for Assessing 'Virtually Any' Assignment

Turnitin has released Grade Anything, a tool designed to help instructors check for originality and provide feedback on assignments in any file type and even on assignments that require no file.

CoSN Issues Guidelines for Designing Optimal Education Network

A professional association of K-12 IT leaders has defined the specifications for a district network that can keep up with current and future instructional and learning requirements.

Activate Instruction Adds Shareable Playlists to Free Curriculum

An online platform that lets students and educators access free open curriculum to personalize learning has been enhanced to allow teachers to collaborate with each other more easily.

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