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21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


OpenEd Initiates Subscription Plan for Some Common Core Resources

While still providing many Common Core resources for free, some will now be available for a monthly fee from OpenEd.

Tech Tools That Help Teach Common Core ELA

Teacher Natalie O'Neil shares the technology she uses to teach lessons that adhere to the ELA standards and prepare her students for PARCC assessments in the spring.

10 Lessons Learned From the Assessment Field Tests

Schools and districts that took part in the PARCC and Smarter Balanced trial runs share their experiences to help you prepare for online testing this spring.

Lightspeed Systems Debut Classroom Management Tool

Lightspeed Systems has launched a new classroom management tool, Classroom Orchestrator, designed to make monitoring devices and student activity easier.

D.C. Public Schools To Expand Blended Math Program

District of Columbia Public Schools has decided to expand its use of math software for blended learning environments after a successful pilot.

Smart Ships Digital Dry Erase Board

Smart Technologies has begun shipping a new device for classrooms, the Smart kapp, designed to update the dry erase board for the digital age.

MakerBot Acquires 3D Print User Experience Company Layer by Layer

MakerBot, a provider of 3D printers, has acquired Layer by Layer, a software company that will now focus on creating user-friendly platforms for the MakerBot ecosystem.

New 1-to-1 Program Is Part of a Middle School's Revitalization

The introduction of Amplify System tablets into a Western Washington middle school has helped students get excited about education in a new way.

New, Free, Collabrified Apps for iPads: WeWrite+ & WeSketch+

In this blog we introduce two new, free, collabrified apps for iPads: WeWrite+ (a collabrified text editor) and WeSketch+ (a collabrified drawing and animating app). The collabrification of educational apps continues! That’s good news: making collaborative learning apps ubiquitous means that a learner never has to learn alone again!

Curriculum Associates Updates Ready Mathematics with Online Activities

Curriculum Associates has updated its Ready Mathematics program with online activities designed to help students in grades 2-5 improve conceptual understanding, problem solving and procedural fluency.

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