21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


4 Tips for Surviving the Last Half of the School Year

The best way to keep engaged in your teaching and to enjoy your job is to be prepared.

ED Talks Tough on Student Privacy

The United States Department of Education is actively taking on the hot-button issue of student data privacy by issuing new guidance for districts, schools, educators and parents.

Web 2.0 to Social 3.0: The Next Big Thing

While web services that supported asynchronous collaboration on sites such as Facebook and Edmodo are the hallmark of Web 2.0, Social 3.0 is ushering in support for synchronous collaboration – with the Google Docs Editor as the pioneering example. And by 2017 every app and every webpage will be Social 3.0-ified and will support synchronous, real-time collaboration. You read it first!

Miami-Dade To Give Teachers 18 Months of Interactive Whiteboard Training

Miami-Dade County Public Schools plans to implement interactive whiteboards in more than 10,000 classrooms and will provide teachers with an 18-month professional development program designed to help them integrate the technology into their classrooms effectively.

Guilford County Looks To Restart 1-to-1 Tablet Initiative

Guilford County Schools (GSC) in Greensboro, NC has reached a tentative agreement to restart its middle school tablet initiative next fall.

Google Buys into STAR/Accelerated Reader Parent Company

Google is upping its ante in the education segment with a $40 million investment in Renaissance Learning, a Wisconsin company that produces the popular STAR assessment system and Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math curriculum programs.

5 Questions To Ask Before Buying Used Hardware

Buying used hardware can save your school or district a ton of money on an initial purchase, but how can you be sure all that gear won't be an IT headache or in need of replacement just a few months down the road? Below are five questions to help make sure you'll get the most out of refurbished hardware.

Napa County Provides Literacy Tool Free to Preschools

The Napa County Office of Education is providing an English and Spanish literacy tool to preschoolers and their schools and families at no charge.

Brief: MatterHackers To Launch Software for Stand-Alone, Networked 3D Printers

MatterHackers has unveiled MatterControl for Android, software designed to allow users to print directly from a 3D printer without the use of a connected PC and to connect the devices via a wireless network.

WillowTree Launches Platform for School Apps, Sites

WillowTree Apps has launched the Apps for Education Platform, a tool designed to help schools develop and deploy customized apps and HTML5 Web sites.

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