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THE 21st Century School — Newsletter Archive

THE Journal Newsletter: THE 21st Century School21st Century School  focuses on hardware, display devices, infrastructure, and interactive classroom technologies--everything it takes to use 21st century tools effectively in a school setting. Case studies with best practices, as well as the latest news, products, and services keep you up-to-date on K-12 technology advancements in the classroom. Published twice monthly.

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Report: 83 Percent of High Schools Offer Online Courses (06/11/14)

3 Ways To Build a Digital Content Library (01/29/14)

Digital Globes Inspire Interest in STEM—and Help Raise Test Scores (12/18/13)

3D Printing in the Classroom: 5 Tips for Bringing New Dimensions to Your Students' Experiences (12/11/13)

11 Programs for Primary Teachers (12/04/13)

Blending Netbooks, Tablets, and Digital Curriculum (11/20/13)

Beyond the Basics of the Flipped Classroom (11/13/13)

Blending Netbooks, Tablets, and Digital Curriculum (11/06/13)

6 Tips To Get Your Kids Excited About Coding (10/23/13)

Report Highlights Changes in Teacher Evaluation Systems (10/16/13)

E-Rate Reform Is 'Going to Happen.' But How? (10/09/13)

Addressing Chronic Underachievement: A Systemic, Technology-Based Approach (10/02/13)

Honing the Flipped Classroom (09/25/13)

6 Ways Teachers Can Use Google Hangouts (09/18/13)

Report: Effective Teacher Professional Development Crucial to Common Core (09/11/13)

Federal Grants Favor Blended Learning Environments, Study Finds (09/04/13)

50 Grants for Your Classroom, School & District (08/28/13)

A Small District's Journey to 1-to-1 (08/21/13)

Carnegie: States Mostly Mired in 'Carnegie Unit' Practices (08/14/13)

iPad Suffers Significant Decline as Android Strengthens Tablet Position (08/07/13)

Most Professional Development 'Sporadic, Short Term, and Divorced from Teaching and Student Achievement' (07/24/13)

10 Interactive Whiteboard "Don'ts" (07/17/13)

Apple found guilty of e-book price fixing, colluding with publishers (07/10/13)

Report: Teachers Spend $1.6 Billion Out of Pocket on Classroom Equipment (07/03/13)

Texting Generation More Likely to Read Books and Use the Library Than Older Americans (06/26/13)

The 4 Pillars of the Flipped Classroom (06/19/13)

ConnectED: Great Idea, Lousy Implementation [resend] (06/12/13)

6 Technology Challenges Facing Education (06/05/13)

Ditching Textbooks for Open Educational Resources (05/22/13)

Learning to Love the Interactive Whiteboard (05/15/13)

Report: Students Use Smart Phones and Tablets for School, Want More (05/08/13)

4 Tips for Teachers Working with Visually Impaired Students Online (04/30/13)

Facing Down Network Issues in a Massively Mobile District (04/24/13)

The 6 Key Drivers of Student Engagement (04/19/13)

Top Interactive Devices for Student Collaboration (04/10/13)

Skyping from the Frozen Wilds to the Classroom (04/03/13)

The FCC Must Act Now (03/27/13)

Online Polling Engages Math Students (03/20/13)

District Tech Leader Salaries Significantly Lower Than in Private Sector (03/13/13)

73% of AP, NWP Teachers Say Their Students Use Mobile Phones for Learning (03/06/13)

Preschools Pilot Mobile Devices (02/27/13)

How a District Website Connected a Community During Superstorm Sandy (02/20/13)

Designing Collaborative Spaces for Schools (02/13/13)

Playing To Learn (02/06/13)

Tech Smackdown: 10 Cool Teacher Tools (01/30/13)

Research: Education Could Use More "Connected Learning" (01/23/13)

Is It Really Hip to Flip? (01/16/13)

Flexible, Paper-Thin Tablet Runs on Core i5 CPU (01/09/13)

10 Predictions for Blended Learning in 2013 (12/19/12)

Leveraging Active Learning in the Classroom (12/12/12)

Breaking Down Technology's Barriers (12/05/12)

A Systemic Approach to Digital Learning Initiatives (11/28/12)

Formative Assessment Is Foundational to Blended Learning (11/14/12)

Digital Technologies Have Mixed Effect on Students' Research Habits (11/07/12)

A Balanced Approach to E-Portfolios (10/24/12)

Denver Schools To Accelerate Blended Learning with $2.3 Million Corporate Grant (10/10/12)

Classes Make Virtual Science Trek to Mt. Kilimanjaro (09/26/12)

The 1-to-1 Program of the Year (09/12/12)

PARCC Releases Prototype Test Items for Next-Gen Common Core Assessments (08/22/12)

Affording the Classroom of the Future (08/08/12)

Apple Sells Twice as Many iPads as Macs to U.S. Schools (07/25/12)

Bringing the (Virtual) World to AP Lit (07/11/12)

Microsoft Launches Office 365 Free for Education (06/27/12)

210,000 Catholic Schools To Adopt Office 365 (06/13/12)

Teaching with OER: 5 Tips for Professional Development Planning (05/23/12)

Running a School on Open Educational Resources (05/09/12)

Open Educational Resources and the Implications for Learning (04/25/12)

'Banning Is Not the Answer' to Mobile and Social Tools in Schools (04/11/12)

Revisiting Cell Phones Bans in Schools (03/28/12)

How To Bring Teachers Up to Speed with Technology (03/14/12)

The Classroom Evolved: Designing the School Around the Student (02/22/12)

The Classroom Evolved: Creating an Ultra-Flexible Learning Space (02/08/12)

The Classroom Evolved: Creating an Active Learning Environment (01/25/12)

Designing the 21st Century K-12 Classroom (01/18/12)

The Library as a Digital Learning Space (01/11/12)

Setting the Pace for Digital Initiatives (01/04/12)