21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Dragon Dictate for Mac 4.0 Supports Pre-Recorded Audio File Transcription

Nuance Communications has released Dragon Dictate for Mac 4.0. The latest update adds transcription capabilities, allowing for speech-to-text conversion from pre-recorded audio files.

Partnership for 21st Century Skills Gets New Boss

An organization that focuses on educating students for next-generation skills has hired a new leader.

Texas School Brings STEM Pros to Class Virtually

Stipes Elementary School has recently gone public with its use of a service that virtually brings experts from STEM fields to the classroom for interactive class sessions or project mentoring.

Middle School Saves $52,000 Buying Used Macs

A Los Angeles middle school has worked with a company that refurbishes Apple computers and tablets to purchase 35 MacBooks and 40 iMacs for less than half the cost of new machines.

Macmillan Expands Full E-Book Catalog to Schools through OverDrive

Macmillan has moved beyond a pilot to test its e-book strategy in K-12 libraries to making its entire catalog available.

Amplify Introduces a Digital Curriculum for ELA

The sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade English Language Arts curriculum includes an e-library stocked with more than 300 works of fiction and nonfiction, and also comes with more than 40 digital games.

OpenEd Adds Public Courses

OpenEd, a K-12 educational resource catalog, has added support for public courses, allowing users to publish courses they've created or use those shared by others.

Samsung Chromebook 2

Samsung Reveals 8-Core Chromebook 2

Samsung has unveiled its next-generation Chromebook 2 line, which will sport Exynos 5 Octa processors with eight processing cores. The Chromebook 2, designed for schools, will be available in two configurations, offering different screen sizes and processor speeds of up to 2.1 GHz.

Virtual School To Go Online in Massachusetts

Massachusetts will get its second virtual school when the TEC Connections Academy Commonwealth Virtual School opens in fall 2014.

Adobe, Prezi Commit Software Tools for ConnectED Initiative

Adobe reported it will kick in $300 million worth of software and teacher support as part of the Obama administration's ConnectED initiative.

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