21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Turnitin Launches Feedback Studio

A revamped version of Turnitin’s flagship product focuses on feedback over plagiarism.

Washington District Adopts Adaptive Assessment Platform

Washington's Tacoma Public Schools has selected a new math and reading assessment system for students in grades K-10.

Blended Learning: A Common Sense, Teacher-Friendly Definition

The term “blended learning” accurately describes the pedagogical practices that are taking place in 1-to-1 classrooms. This week’s screed (aka blog post) describes the following unfortunate fact: the term “blended learning” is being used by some to mean “adaptive, personalized learning.” Grrr! Join us in keeping “blended learning” to mean the teacher-friendly, common-sense definition.

PeopleAdmin To Integrate Sumtotal Learning Management Tools

PeopleAdmin has partnered with SumTotal Systems to integrate the latter's learning management tools with PeopleAdmin's talent management tools.

ACT and Kaplan collaborate to Make Test Prep Live, Free

ACT, Inc., maker of the ACT test, and Kaplan Test Prep are partnering to create the only online ACT preparation program with live instruction from teachers. It will be free for qualified students.

Education Edition of Minecraft on Track for Summer Release

Microsoft is on track to deliver its Minecraft: Education Edition with an "early access" program that will let any teacher download the open world game.

InFocus Intros Smartphone-Sized PC

InFocus today announced a new ultra-portable PC that can connect to an iPad, iPhone, PC monitor, display or projector.

Virtual Tour to Honor Shakespeare's Legacy

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, Discovery Education will host a free virtual field trip for students worldwide on April 22.

Microsoft Builds Out Education Offering with 'Classroom'

Omaha Public Schools is piloting a new online service from Microsoft for teachers who use the education edition of Office 365 Education. Microsoft Classroom, currently in preview mode, offers course management features through a homepage where educators can post announcements, assignments with due dates, calendar events and reminders.

Ed Tech Spending Increases by 7 Percent

Education technology hardware spending increased globally by 7 percent in 2015, according to a new report.

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