21st-century learning


New Curriculum Plans on Track in N.C. City

Teachers and administrators at the Mount Airy City Schools are busily preparing to roll out the new Common Core/Essential Standards curriculum set to debut next year — a curriculum that will place more emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving skills and focus less on rote memorization.

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Virtual Course Enrollment up 19%

As of fall 2011, 40 states have a state virtual school or state-led online learning initiative, accounting for 536,272 course enrollments, a 19 percent annual increase according to iNacol's report, Keeping Pace 2011.

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CDI & Fiddlehead Dramatically Decrease Cost of PC

Desktop virtualization is not a new idea, but when coupled with CDI's recertified computers, it means big savings for K12 schools.

Two Keys to Profoundly Changing Instruction in America’s Classrooms

Transform the classroom into a place where learn-by-doing is practiced.
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Speeding Up the Transition to Digital eTextbooks

FCC calls for national adoption of eTextbooks...who will lead the way?

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Global Scholar's Scatron Aligns With Turning Technologies to Deliver Enhanced Assessment Solution

Early this year, Scantron will begin reselling Turning Technologies’ award-winning student response system with Scantron’s own comprehensive educational assessment solution.

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Insights & Trends From Ed Tech Conference

DA editors attend many national and state conferences around the country to learn the latest about education and ed technology. In early February I spent time at the Texas Computer Education Association Annual Convention and Exposition learning about the latest trends in ed tech.

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What Can U.S. Schools Learn from Foreign Counterparts?

If the results of the most recent international achievement tests were graded on a curve, U.S. students probably would rank somewhere in the B range. They placed 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in mathematics among 70 countries whose 15-year-olds participated in the 2009 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) testing, the latest figures available.

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