21st-century learning

Judy Hartnett's picture

Conn. Teacher Brings Travel Lessons to Classroom

When Connecticut teacher Larry Shortell talks with his students about cultures and traditions in other countries, he can do more than check a textbook for background. He can consult his own memories gathered in trips to all 50 states, more than 80 nations and every continent.

Read more »

Are You an Old School or a Bold School?

The time is now for some serious reinvention for schools.

Products Worth Checking Out

Books for District Leaders

Flipped Class Method Gaining Ground

Clintondale (Mich.) Community Schools’ high school has turned the traditional school day upside-down.
Judy Hartnett's picture

Can YouTube for Schools Usher Education Into the 21st Century

Google has launched a YouTube for Schools service to make educationally relevant videos available for use in school. It's a great idea, but for it to actually be used in schools, many districts around the country will have to modify their filters to allow teachers to access at least this portion of YouTube.

Read more »

Do You Want to Create Lasting Innovation?

Leverage the power of consistency.
Marion Herbert's picture

YouTube for Schools Is Education Hub for the Digital Age

YouTube is launching a brand new tool to help teachers and students get their learn on. “YouTube for Schools” is a portal that helps curate education materials and videos on subjects such as history and math while filtering out potentially offensive or distracting content.

Read more »


Having an Education Pays--Even in a Difficult Job Market

On the surface, having a college degree might seem to make getting and keeping a job more difficult in the current employment environment. Armed with a college degree, most people would expect to earn more than someone without a college degree. When jobs appear scarce, the lower-cost worker would seem to have an easier time finding a job.

Read more »

Judy Hartnett's picture

Rethinking Classroom Furniture

Classroom furniture is coldly utilitarian at best – it gets the job done, but you wouldn’t consider decorating your home with it.

But how realistically can it be improved?

Read more »