21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources

Blackboard Learn Adds IMS Caliper Analytics Certification

Blackboard's cloud-based learning management system, Blackboard Learn, has been certified as compliant with IMS Caliper standards.

Curriculum Advantage, Renaissance Learning Partner on Personalized Learning

Curriculum Advantage and Renaissance Learning have partnered in an effort to make it easier for teachers to personalize learning.

5 Tech Tools to Help Prepare for Common Core Assessments

With the first round of computer-based Common Core assessments complete, here are a handful of tech tools that will help teachers and students prepare for the next round.

Accelerate Learning Integrates Twig World Video with STEMscopes

Accelerate Learning is integrating more than 1,000 videos from Twig World with its STEMscopes curriculum.

PC Sales Continue Decline Despite U.S. Growth from Apple, Lenovo

The global PC market continued to decline in the second quarter of this year, according to a recent report from International Data Corp., shipping 66.1 million units, a reduction of 11.8 percent from the same period last year.

3 Unexpected IT Issues in 1-to-1 Districts

Challenges facing IT directors include an astronomical need for bandwidth, rethinking learning spaces and delivering professional development instead of just training.

Can Teachers Author Their Own Textbooks on the Fly?

At Philadelphia’s String Theory School, teachers develop their own course materials in iTunes U, making the bulging backpack full of books a thing of the past.

Report: Global Device Shipments To Hit 2.5 Billion This Year on Strength of Mobile Phone Sales

Worldwide device sales will reach 2.5 billion units in 2015, according to Gartner, a 1.5 percent increase over 2014 totals.

A Fundamental Flaw in Competency Learning

The “competency learning" movement is gaining serious momentum. But, drawing on decades of research in the psychology of learning, we will argue in this week’s blog post that competency learning appears to be based on a fundamentally flawed model of how learning takes place and how learning needs to be assessed.

How a 21st Century Librarian Enhances Student Learning

An award-winning director of library services shares her best practices for using LiveBinders, makerspaces and a variety of interactive tools to kickstart libraries in her district.