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21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Comcast Offers Six Months of Free Internet Service for Low-Income Families in Atlanta

Comcast is offering up to six months of free Internet service to qualifying low-income families in Atlanta as part of its Internet Essentials program. The company will also donate free laptops to all students in grades 4 and 5 at Peyton Forest Elementary School.

NASBE Articles Guide State Boards to Craft Policies That Encourage Blended Learning

According to three new articles from the National Association of State Boards of Education, state boards of education are key to facilitating these changes, since they are responsible for adopting policies that encourage, support and oversee the implementation of personalized learning systems.

Report: Smartphone Shipments Set To Top 300 Million in Third Quarter

Smartphone shipments reached a single-quarter high in the second quarter of 2014 with 295.3 million shipments, an increase of 23.1 percent over the same period in 2013.

OpenStax Aims To Bring Free Digital Textbooks to High Schools

OpenStax, which provides free, peer-reviewed undergraduate textbooks and supporting materials for colleges and universities, has set its sights on K-12 education for the first time.

Verizon Challenges Students To Develop Their Own Apps

Verizon kicked off its third annual Innovative App Challenge on Monday. The program challenges teams of middle and high school students to conceptualize and create mobile apps that solve problems in their schools and communities.

Odysseyware Converts Courses to HTML5

Odysseyware has converted its 60 most popular online courses to HTML5 to make them accessible via any mobile device.

Summer Institute Teaches Engineering to Cincinnati STEM Educators

Cincinnati area teachers are getting a heavy dose of STEM to pump up their math and science teaching methods in a multi-year program run by a cross-disciplinary team at the University of Cincinnati.

NetRef Offers Students Internet Security at School and at Home

The Internet management tool was developed by a group of concerned parents who are also experienced technologists with a combined 40 years of experience designing end-to-end network security systems for large public- and private-sector organizations.

Blackboard To Add Blended Schools Network Resources

Sibling's Blended Schools Network has joined the Blackboard Partnerships program to make all of its courses, lessons and units available through Blackboard's teaching and learning environment.

Tablets Are a Fad — They’ll Largely Disappear in 2–3 Years

The iPad came out of the Apple chute in 2010 like gangbusters, setting all kinds of sales records. Schools picked up on the iPad too. But the tablet is a fad, we argue; it will pass away in short order (two to three years) because it is neither a mobile device nor a work device – and folks (and schools, we should hope) want those two types of devices!

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