21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


As Pedagogy Changes, Learning Spaces Are Transforming Too

The American architect Louis Sullivan coined the phrase "form follows function," and this is true of classrooms as well.

Teaching Tolerance Offers K-12 Digital Literacy Lessons

An organization focused on reducing prejudice and supporting equitable school experiences for all students is pointing educators to a set of resources that will help them teach digital literacy in their schools.

Students Write More, Write Better on the Computer: Rigorously Supported!

Singer and Ivory, in their Nov. 4 New York Times article, made a major mis-speak: "... there is little rigorous evidence so far to indicate that using computers in class improves educational results." In this week’s blog post we identify research that addresses Singer and Ivory’s concern, as well as documenting the fact that K-12 students write more and write better when using a computer.

Nonprofit Launching 2 New OER English Language Arts Curricula

Open Up is a nonprofit that provides OER curriculum for K–12 schools, which it distributes freely in electronic format (with an option for printed materials), along with teacher resources (such as tools for differentiation). Professional development options are also available.

Report: Scaling and Sustaining Competency-Based Education

While the number of schools and districts implementing CBE has continued growing over the past few years, a new report noted, innovations those organizations have tried haven't necessarily led to "greater equity" or "high-quality schools."

1Million Project Supplies Devices and Internet to LA and Miami Students

The project is intended to help fill what educators have dubbed the "homework gap" — the situation that exists when schools expect all students to be able to use technology to do their homework, even those who lack access to computers or internet connectivity at home.

Digital Promise and Facebook Team on Social Media Marketing Training for Adults

Digital Promise and Facebook are working together to create a face-to-face training program to help adults learn digital skills.

Follett Challenge Seeks Winning Examples of 21st Century Learning

Teachers have a little over six weeks to enter this year's Follett Challenge, which will recognize 13 winners who share their written and video stories on how they help prepare students for the demands of the 21st century.

Most Teachers Say Classroom Tech Helps Students, but Teachers Need More Training

Nearly four in five — 78 percent — of teachers say they haven't received the training they need to effectively use the technology they're asked to in the classroom, according to a new report.

Alliance to Launch Competency-Based Master's in Online Ed

The new program will consist of training modules and three to six graduate-level micro-credential programs that can be combined to earn a full master's degree in education with a focus on online and blended learning in elementary and secondary education.

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