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21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Research: Most Teachers Use Technology, Few See Improvements in Achievement

A new survey of K-12 teachers found that 88 percent of respondents said they and their students use technology in class but only 24 percent said they believe it has a strong positive effect on student achievement and a mere 13 percent said it has a strong positive effect on standardized test scores.

The Second Machine Age: The Inflection Point is Coming, the Inflection Point is Coming!

This week we explore a recently published book: The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies. In a nutshell: “Computers ... are doing for mental power ... what the steam engine and its descendants did for muscle power.” And the steam engine "was ... the biggest and fastest transformation in the entire history of the world.” Buckle up!

College Students Launch New Student Engagement Platform

Chalkup employs social networking tools and an interactive platform to facilitate online learning with video chat, instant messaging, group messaging, discussion boards and Twitter.

3 Ways To Raise Money for Tech in the Classroom

When schools need technology and districts can't provide it, sometimes the only way to find the funds is to get creative.

Palm Beach County Upgrades Wi-Fi To Support Digital Learning

Palm Beach County School District has implemented a new wireless network across all 185 schools and 13 other facilities to support 1-to-1 learning initiatives and the state's mandated switch to e-textbooks.

AASA and TenMarks Team Up To Combat Summer Learning Slide in Math

TenMarks is offering its Summer Math Program for free to students around the country.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Releases Common Core Reading Practice and Assessments Apps

The grade-specific apps for kindergarteners through sixth-graders provide literacy exercises and practice tests aligned to the ELA Common Core State Standards.

Report Spotlights Problems with Virtual School Data

Virtual K-12 enrollments in Michigan have surged in the last three years while completion rates have declined slightly. But beyond that, according to a new report, little insight can be gleaned about the effectiveness of virtual schools owing to the poor quality of data reported to the state.

Research: PC Shipment Decline Slows

Global PC shipments dropped 1.7 percent in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the same period in the previous year, according to market research company Gartner. The decline is the smallest the segment has seen in the last seven quarters.

Brain Parade Updates Special Needs App

The visual learning and assessment tool now offers student data tracking, an automatic exercise generator that simplifies the lesson-creation process and an interactive wizard that demonstrates each feature of the app.

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