21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Hawaii and Kentucky are Among States That Lead the Way in Connectivity

The second annual “State of the States” report on the state of broadband connectivity in United States schools finds that Hawaii and Kentucky are among a number of states that are leading the way in ensuring that their students have access to equal educational opportunities provided by technology.

Studies Show A Sharp Increase in Narcissism Among Teens Who Use Social Media

Recent studies have indicated a sharp increase in narcissism, self-promotional and anti-social behavior among teens who use social media frequently, especially Facebook and Instagram.

D-Tech International Introduces App to Help Library Patrons Using Mobile Devices

D-Tech International is introducing appIT, a library app developed exclusively for patrons to use on mobile devices. The library app is the first of its kind in the library market, the company said, and will be used to check out items, check account status, pay fines and more.

Oregon School Administrators Resign After Mocking Students in Text Messages

Two Willamette Valley school administrators have resigned after being placed on leave for sending text messages in which they mocked former students.

A Framework for Technology Adoption: Making Your Pedagogy Deeply Digital

This week’s blog post distills our 30-plus years of working in K–12 classrooms trying, trying, trying to integrate computing devices into those K–12 classrooms. The result: five guidelines. Educators, what’s your take on these five guidelines? Researchers: "Experience is the best teacher, but a fool will learn from no other."

Future K–12 Educators Learn to Teach Through Virtual, Mixed Reality Simulations

Soon-to-be K–12 teachers at East Carolina University’s College of Education are using a virtual reality program that simulates a typical classroom, offering them the opportunity to practice classroom management techniques and instructional strategies in an immersive environment.

Alive Studios Brings Augmented Reality to Math English Instruction

Early education software developer Alive Studios has released a line of classroom solutions that use hands-on augmented reality technology to deliver engaging math and English instruction. Using the 20-point Touch Mat technology offered from Sprout Pro by HP, the Learning alive Suite can be fully utilized without 3D glasses.

Optoma Unveils Ultra Short Throw Laser Projector for Education at FETC

Optoma, a Fremont, CA-based manufacturer of video and audio products, has unveiled its ZW300UST laser phosphor, ultra-short-throw projector for the education market at the Future of Education Technology Conference this week in Orlando, FL.

Nonprofit ETS to Acquire For-Profit Questar Assessment for $127.5 Million

Educational Testing Service (ETS) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Questar Assessment Inc., a K–12 assessment solutions provider, for $127.5 million. Subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions, Questar will become a separate, for-profit subsidiary of ETS, a nonprofit organization.

Department of Energy Awards Blue Bird $4.4 Million to Develop Electric School Bus

The United States Department of Energy is awarding Blue Bird Corporation, a bus manufacturer based in Fort Valley, GA, $4.4 million to develop a zero-emissions, 100 percent vehicle-to-grid (V2G) electric school bus.

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