21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


PBS, National Writing Project Platform Allows Teens to Voice Opinions on Presidential Election

A newly launched website from KQED and the National Writing Project encourages teens to research, write and share letters on issues that matter to youth this presidential election.

FBI Raids Home of Ex-College Board Official After SAT Leak

FBI agents searched the home of a former employee of the College Board, the nonprofit company that administers the SAT, as part of an investigation into the breach and release of hundreds of questions from future SAT college entrance exams.

New AI Tool Helps High Schoolers with College Admissions

SchoolWise, an online platform for high school students interested in college, has launched GoSchoolWise.com, a new website that’s designed to help high school students and their parents during the often arduous college admissions process.

New Jersey Schools and Districts Gain Access to Digital Curricula

The Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ) has selected Apex Learning, a Seattle-based digital curriculum provider known for making standards-based content for all K–12 students, for its member districts and teachers.

Parent-Teacher Communication App Adds Student Reports and Portfolios

Bloomz, a free communication app, has added two new features that enable teachers to send parents reports and portfolios of student work.

Online Public School Founder Admits $8 Million in Tax Fraud

The founder and former CEO of an online public school that educates thousands of Pennsylvania students pleaded guilty this week to federal tax fraud, recognizing that he siphoned more than $8 million from the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School through for-profit and nonprofit companies he controlled.

High School Students Receive Free Access to Developer Tools

Embarcadero Technologies has opened up its software development tools to publicly funded higher ed institutions and high schools.

Nonprofit Releases Blended and Personalized Learning Strategies

Educators can now access a collection of blended and personalized learning resources from the The Learning Accelerator. The nonprofit’s project includes real-world strategies for data use, personalized instruction and mastery-based progression.

Turnitin Releases New, Free Teaching Resources

Turnitin’s back-to-school program, “Rethink Feedback,” features new, free resources and tools this fall. The new elements are designed to help K–12 teachers and higher ed instructors teach proper methods of attribution, improve student writing skills and avoid plagiarism.

Follett Destiny Expands Chromebook Integration, Adds SAML and LTI Support

Follett has updated its flagship library management system. The latest release of Destiny includes a revamped interface; simpler access to digital resources, including open educational resources; and new kinds of integration with some Google Chromebook models.

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