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21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


SETDA, Creative Commons Partner on Digital Resource Policy Brief

The State Educational Technology Directors Association has partnered with Creative Commons United States to release a policy brief on the effective and legal use of digital content created by teachers.

Maryland District Rolling Out Digital Learning Environments, PD from Discovery

Maryland’s Kent County Public Schools (KCPS) is using competitive funds from its state’s Digital Learning Innovation Fund to adopt Discovery Education’s series of digital textbooks as well as a new digital library with more than 150,000 learning objects.

Android Education Tablets Get Multiple Account Support

Google is adding new features that allow multiple students to share a single Android-based education tablet.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt To Launch E-Textbook Reader App for Windows 8, 8.1

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is working with Microsoft to make more of its K-12 education content available to users of devices running the Windows 8 and 8.1 operating systems.

5 Lessons Newmark School Can Teach Us about Outfitting the Classroom

Although this K-12 school is intended for children with special needs, its recent redesign has something to teach every school about learning in the 21st century.

Report: Principal Support for BYOD Initiatives Nearly Doubled Since 2010

The number of principals who say they are unlikely to allow students to use their own mobile devices in class has dropped by nearly half in four years, from 63 percent in 2010 to just 32 percent in 2013, according to the latest report based on Project Tomorrow's annual Speak Up survey.

Texas District Teachers Control Computers via iPad

A Texas district is outfitting teachers with an application that will allow them to control their Mac or PC computers from their iPads.

Using iPads To Support Synchronous Collaboration: Examples from 1st Grade

Synchronous collaboration is a key 21st century skill that needs to be included in the curriculum. Easier said than done! But, WeMap, a collabrified concept mapping app for iPads (and Android tablets), scaffolds students working together simultaneously. And, as we describe in today’s blog post, even first-graders can work collaboratively in producing curricularly appropriate concept maps!

Virginia First in Broadband Evaluation Pilot

Virginia will begin a statewide pilot program whose aim is to deliver high-speed broadband to schools while bringing costs down.

Edgenuity Adds Algebra I for Blended Classrooms

Edgenuity has released a new Algebra I course for blended classrooms.

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