21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


6 Shifts in Education Driven by Technology

Six critical shifts are happening in education right now that are being driven, at least in part, by technology. According to preliminary findings from an upcoming report, these changes affect everything from the role of the teacher to a rethinking of how schools themselves work.

Netop Adds Mac Support to Classroom Management Tool

Netop has updated its classroom management software, Vision and Vision Pro, with support for devices running Mac OS X 10.8 or later.

HMH Acquires Online Learning Platform Curiosityville

An online personalized learning environment designed to help children ages 3-8 learn through playful exploration and discovery, Curiosityville uses characters, games and activities to build a strong foundation for core learning areas such as creative expression, problem-solving and collaboration.

Study: Using Discovery Education's Science Techbook Improves Student Achievement

Conducted by independent research firm Merola Research, the study reviewed science results on the 2013 Palmetto Assessment of State Standards for fourth-grade students in York County, SC.

Gale Updates Kids InfoBits Database

Gale has updated its Kids InfoBits database with an improved interface and navigation, updated content and new tools.

Arizona District Reduces Energy Use with Projector Upgrade

Phoenix Union High School District has replaced its existing classroom projectors with 1,480 bulb-less units in an effort to improve efficiency.

Desire2Learn Use in K-12 Ramps Up as Platform for Blended Learning and Staff Training

Districts building up their blended and online programs are ramping up their use of Desire2Learn products to provide learning environments for students, educators and staff. The company recently announced that five K-12 customers have expanded their use of its learning management system with the adoption of additional modules or new practices.

Flipped Learning Network Adds Online Program to Annual Conference

The Flipped Learning Network is launching an interactive online program to accompany the seventh iteration of its annual conference, FlipCon14.

Carvechi Launches Online Collaboration Platform

Carvechi Technology has launched a cloud-based collaboration platform, Collaboratory, featuring content sharing, digital whiteboards and voice over Internet protocol.

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7 Fantastic Apps for Making Media

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of its top apps that help students create digital media.

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