21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Building a Blended School

Rich Kiker, the director of online learning at Palisades School District (PA), talks about how he helped build an online learning environment that offers expanded choice for students and plenty of professional development and support for teachers.

Report: Student Social Network Use Declines as Social Apps Move to Take Their Place

The number of students who maintain a profile on a social networking site has decreased by nearly 40 percent in the last five years according to a new report from Project Tomorrow. This year only 30 percent of middle school students (grades 6-8) and 39 percent of high school students (grades 9-10) told researchers they were actively using such a site.

Teachers Who Blog About Technology: Reflective Practitioners

In this week's blog we recognize the profession of teaching. We introduce our readers to the blogs of two teachers — a veteran blogger and a newbie blogger. Both are demonstrating the highest of professional skills: reflection. If you are a teacher-blogger, tell us about it, please!

Netop Launches Grant Program for Classroom Management Tools

Netop has launched its 2014 Gap Grant program, putting up $50,000 for blended learning tools.

New California Charter School Opens with Refurbished Tech

A new Academy of Arts and Sciences charter school in California has opened its doors to students and refurbished computers.

Teachers Honored for the Innovative Use of Tech in Science Ed

Friction, rocketry and alternative energy are some of the projects undertaken by the latest crop of teachers who have been named winners in an annual competition put on by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and Vernier, a company that sells scientific equipment for teachers.

KeyLemon Partners with SwissTeach To Demo Facial Recognition for LMS

SwissTeach has partnered with KeyLemon, a company that makes biometric identification tools, to demo facial recognition on the latter's online learning management system (LMS), Global Teach.

Wisconsin District Gets Personal

A Wisconsin school district with 9,200 students will be going full steam ahead with its implementation of a personalized learning program.

Survey: Most Mobile Device Deployments Are Not 1:1

Three-quarters of schools and districts implementing mobile devices are doing so in specific grades or content areas rather than as part of 1:1 computing initiatives, according to a new survey from Mimio.

ePals, Smithsonian Partner on Junior Folklorist Challenge

ePals has partnered with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural History to launch the Junior Folklorist Challenge.

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