21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Learning Upgrade Releases New Math Lessons for Kindergarteners

The 50 lessons, each with music, games and video, will be available to schools that take advantage of Learning Upgrade’s complimentary summer school licenses.

Virtual School Operator Taps Data for Annual Academic Results

As public education in this country struggles to figure out the optimal way to use data to improve student learning, a for-profit company that delivers online K-12 courses and manages virtual schools has released its annual "academic report," and the data suggests it appears to be holding its own.

Yuma District Plans Massive Personalized Learning Campaign

Following the successful passage of a $4.8-million bond issue in November, the Yuma Elementary School District 1 in Yuma, AZ, is planning a personalized learning program that the district hopes will enhance educational opportunities for all of its 9,000 K-8 students.

Northrop Grumman Launches Fab Labs Contest

The Northrop Grumman Foundation has launched the Fab School Labs contest, which will grant five winning middle schools up to $100,000 to create a state-of-the-art science lab.

5 Making/DIY Apps and Websites

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite has compiled this list of the best apps to inspire and help students complete maker and DIY projects.

South Carolina District Taps Partners To Launch Home Internet Access Pilot

Spartanburg School District Seven has teamed with a local housing authority and two private partners in a project that will provide home Internet access for students living in public housing.

Report: 4 Possible Future Credentialing Systems

Methods of documenting the knowledge and skills of students and employees could change dramatically over the next 10 years, according to a new report from KnowledgeWorks, a nonprofit organization that works with schools and communities to foster personalized learning.

Putting in a Solid IT Infrastructure Top Category for District Spending

A company that sells technology into the school environment, along with other segments, has declared IT infrastructure the number one budget area for schools in the coming "annual buying season."

Research: Smartphones Driving Online Activity Among Teens

Ninety-two percent of teens say they go online daily, including 24 percent who say they're online "almost constantly," according to a recent survey from the Pew Research Center.

Turnitin Releases Scoring Engine for Essays, Short Answers

Turnitin has launched the Turnitin Scoring Engine, a service designed to provide automated scoring of essays and short answer texts.

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