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21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


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!

Extron Unveils New Lecture Capture Processor

Extron Electronics has released the SMP 351, an H.264 streaming media processor for lecture capture and distribution.

Remind Updates Classroom Communication App

Remind has updated its free eponymous communication app to allow teachers to connect it with their mobile address book and students and parents to store all their messages in one location.

Xyleme Creates Cloud Bookstore iPad App for Lessons

Xyleme, a company that lets educators create and distribute digital lessons, is adding a new custom branded digital textbook app for iPad and Android.

Pearson Partners with Programmr on Web-based Coding Lessons

Pearson and coding startup Programmr are teaming up to put a new series of step-by-step programming lessons on Pearson’s cloud learning platform.

Edgenuity Unveils 10 New Online Courses

Edgenuity has launched 10 new online and blended classes for the 2014-2015 school year.

Student-Teacher Lesson Sharing App Comes to Android, iPad

The collaboration app Drawp for School has arrived for Android. Previously, it had only been accessible via iPad.

iPads Aren't Just for Students

Districts are using the tablets to deliver iOS-based professional development to instructors and administrators.

Compass Learning, Renaissance Learning Partner on Personalized Instruction

Compass Learning and Renaissance Learning will integrate the latter's STAR reading and math data with the former's suite of products in an effort to make personalizing learning easier.

Learning.com Enhances its Digital Literacy Curriculum

The updated EasyTech for Next-Generation Assessments solution will give pre-tests to check for technology skills that students need to take the PARCC, Smarter Balanced and ACT Aspire assessments, and will then prescribe EasyTech lessons based on individual students’ results.

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