21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources

Blackboard Learn 9.1 Getting Updates for Competency Ed, More

Blackboard Learn is getting a cluster of new features and assuring its customers that the flagship software still matters even as the company pursues development of its next-generation software.

100 North Carolina Students Take Home Desktops

One hundred students in North Carolina recently took home refurbished desktop computers as a result of the "Geek-A-Thon" charity event.

Oregon ED Adopts Blended Math Programs fro Grades K-8

The Oregon State Board of Education has adopted a pair of blended math programs for use in grades K-8 across the state.

Collaboration To Offer Educators an Emotional Intelligence Toolkit

The new InspirED project is intended to help young people develop the skills to understand and manage their emotions.

Report: Leadership, Transparent Procurement, Flexible Budgeting Key to Digital Materials Acquisition

As states and districts increasingly adopt digital instructional materials, educators, administrators, policy makers and providers need a strategy to support the successful acquisition and implementation of those materials, according to a new report from the State Educational Technology Directors Association.

Penn State Technology Allows Faculty and Students to Build Their Own Textbooks from OER

Penn State researchers have been piloting a technology that allows faculty (and students) to build e-textbooks algorithmically using keywords to gather together materials from open resources.

Shmoop Debuts Customizable Courses

Shmoop, a digital publisher, has launched customizable courses for K-12 classes.

6 IT Solutions to BYOD Challenges

In the Derry Township School District in Hershey, PA, students as young as the fourth grade are allowed to bring their own devices to class to support their learning, at the discretion of their teacher.

Texas District Expands Use of Adaptive Reading Programs

Grand Prairie Independent School District is expanding use of two blended reading programs following a successful rollout at 30 schools last school year.

Rural Oklahoma High School Students Get College Access via Distance Learning

High school students in rural Oklahoma schools can now earn college credits prior to graduation without commuting long distances or being limited to online-only courses.