21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


EBSCO Launches New Interface for K-12 Schools

EBSCO has launched a new EBSCOhost interface, Explora, designed specifically for K-12 schools and public libraries.

Kurzweil Education Releases Text-to-Speech Upgrade

Kurzweil Education is rolling out Kurzweil 1000 Version 14, the latest version of its text-to-speech software.

Gale Adds Historical Collections for Academic Libraries

Gale has added several new digital collections featuring rare historical material for academic libraries.

GiftedandTalented.com Launches Personalized Math Program for Accelerated Learners

GiftedandTalented.com has launched a new digital math program for students in grades K-7, Redbird Mathematics: Advanced Edition, based on Stanford's Education Program for Gifted Youth.

California District Deploys 23,000 1-to-1 Devices, Works To Quell Parental Concerns

Manteca Unified School District in California is in the next phase of its $30 million project to outfit its 23,000 students with computers. In response to earlier parental concerns regarding the program, the district has held two seminars specifically to educate families about software usage and posted information on its site addressing the most common concerns.

Internet Access as Vital as Devices to Boosting the Learning Experience

Access to both a tablet computer and Internet access at school and home makes learning "more fun and interesting" to most fifth graders, engages them more in their learning, and encourages them to read and write more and look up information online more frequently.

School Leaders Mostly Mystified by Computer Science Education

There's a "huge misunderstanding of what [computer science] is and what it isn't" in American schools, according to a new report from the Computer Science Teachers Association.

Mobile Game Uses Gestures To Teach Language

Two doctoral students in linguistics at the University of Colorado Boulder have created a gesture-based language learning game for the iPad and iPhone.

What Can Ed Tech Certification Do for You?

A variety of programs can help K-12 technology professionals boost their knowledge and prepare themselves for the expanding demands of their jobs.

School for Girls Tackles STEM Enthusiasm with Interactive Monsters

Garrison Forest School, an independent K-12 school for girls, has teamed with a private partner to immerse girls in grades 4-5 in science, technology, engineering and math for one week using an MIT Media Lab-created course.

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