21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


6 Schools Win Grants for Digital Learning Projects

Grants will be used to purchase iPads and e-books, host Minecraft in Education events, develop new digital curriculum and teach students about local economy and commerce.

Los Angeles Library Debuts Online High School Program

A new program offered through the Los Angeles Public Library allows residents to earn their high school diploma online.

Xirrus Issues Common Core Wi-Fit Bundle

A major wireless network gear company has released a Wi-Fi bundle specifically targeted at school districts preparing for the Common Core online assessments, which will be implemented in most states during the 2014-2015 school year.

Dream Flight Adventures Building Simulators in Pittsburgh Schools

Two Pittsburgh schools will be adding simulation classrooms this year to provide students with creative ways to develop skills in teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving while also studying several subjects, including science, technology, engineering, social studies, humanities and the arts.

Florida School Gets More for Less with Refurbished Tech

Pemayetv Emahakv Our Way Charter School in Florida has purchased nearly 200 refurbished MacBook Pros, iPads and iMacs at a cost 40 percent less than new products from Apple.

Science Expedition Shares Deep Sea Vents with Students

Scientists and others are going into the deep-sea vents, and they're hoping to bring students along for the ride.

4 Concerns — and Solutions — About Online Testing

Online Common Core assessments will be required in most schools in the United States in 2015. Many teachers are enjoying facets of the standards, but educators and other stakeholders have raised concerns about the requirement for online assessments. Below are four of the top concerns people have about online testing — and suggestions for addressing them.

DeKalb County District Goes Wireless from Border to Border

After nearly a year of work, a Georgia school district with about 99,000 students has succeeded in going "100 percent wireless" in its 136 locations.

Vernier Intros Wireless Temperature Sensor for Science Classrooms

New wireless sensor enables students to collect temperature readings using their iPads, iPhones or iPod Touch devices.

MacBook Webcams Vulnerable to 'Peek' Hacking

The National Security Agency may not be the only ones peeking into our activities. A recent research project at Johns Hopkins University has proven that unauthorized users can hack into internal webcams on certain classes of Apple computers to disable the green light that informs us when the webcam is in use.

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