21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


New Partnership Aims To Facilitate Online Course Creation for Teachers

Versal and Wolfram Research are joining forces to make it easier for teachers to insert interactive elements into the online courses and other learning experiences they create — without coding.

Why Has Technology Failed To Substantially Improve Student Achievement?

Using the “productivity paradox” from the business world, we can understand why student achievement has not benefitted from technology use.

MakerBot Launches 3D Printing Starter Labs

MakerBot has launched Starter Labs, kits designed to help educational institutions get 3D printing systems set up quickly.

CK-12 Foundation Debuts Free STEM Simulations

The CK-12 Foundation has launched a simulations module, designed to improve engagement through physics simulations, for its free STEM learning platform.

American Teens, Young Adults Lag Behind International Peers in Tech Skills, Analysis Finds

According to new analysis by testing company ETS, the generation of adults born after 1980 demonstrate "weak skills" in literacy, numeracy and technology problem solving —  in spite of having more years of schooling than all other previous generations.

Fellowship Program Initiated To Encourage Games in Civics Instruction

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has started a program to give free professional development to social studies and civics teachers in the use of games, play and digital tools.

7 Best Test-Prep Apps for Students

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of the best apps to help students prepare for standardized tests.

Adaptivity Tops Gartner Ed Strategic Tech List

Even as education spending is expected to inch up two percent this year to reach $67.8 billion worldwide, the way in which school districts, colleges and universities are spending that money is evolving to reflect the growing digital nature of teaching and learning, according to Gartner. In a new report, "Top 10 Strategic Technologies Impacting Education in 2015," the business IT consulting firm ranked 10 innovations and tech trends that it believes the education CIO should plan for in 2015.

FreshGrade Debuts Parent Engagement iPad App

FreshGrade has released a free new iPad app, also called FreshGrade, designed to help teachers efficiently capture, document and share student learning with parents in real time.

What Tech Skills Do Students Really Need to Take PARCC Assessments?

In the 2014-2015 school year, nearly 12 million K-12 students in public districts will take college readiness assessments online for the first time. In order for them to perform successfully, it is vital that both students and teachers have the technology skills that the new tests require.

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