21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Can Teachers Author Their Own Textbooks on the Fly?

At Philadelphia’s String Theory School, teachers develop their own course materials in iTunes U, making the bulging backpack full of books a thing of the past.

Report: Global Device Shipments To Hit 2.5 Billion This Year on Strength of Mobile Phone Sales

Worldwide device sales will reach 2.5 billion units in 2015, according to Gartner, a 1.5 percent increase over 2014 totals.

A Fundamental Flaw in Competency Learning

The “competency learning" movement is gaining serious momentum. But, drawing on decades of research in the psychology of learning, we will argue in this week’s blog post that competency learning appears to be based on a fundamentally flawed model of how learning takes place and how learning needs to be assessed.

How a 21st Century Librarian Enhances Student Learning

An award-winning director of library services shares her best practices for using LiveBinders, makerspaces and a variety of interactive tools to kickstart libraries in her district.

HMH Teacher Survey Shows Strong Tech Adoption

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched a new annual report, the HMH Educator Confidence Report, with an inaugural release that finds strong digital adoption among educators.

Vernier Wireless Link Connects Scientific Sensors to Mobile Devices

Students can use the device to help them collect and analyze data from more than 40 different sensors.

Google Updates Classroom With User and Developer Tools

New features include an API; a button that allows teacher to share links, videos and images; and mobile notifications in the iOS and Android apps.

iNACOL Offers Lessons for Successful Blended Learning Implementations

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning has released a new report, Blended Learning: The Evolution of Online and Face-to-Face Education from 2008-2015, that examines the history of blended learning and offers a range of implementation insights through several case studies.

Teaching Beyond Our Fears and Finding Balance Within

In this commentary, an instructional technologist compares teacher's fear of allowing students to use mobile devices in class with a parent's fear of giving teenagers the keys to a car.

NoRedInk Integrates MAP Data for Adaptive Learning

NoRedInk has partnered with the Northwest Evaluation Association to integrate data from the latter's Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) with its adaptive curriculum engine.

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