21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Crowdsourced Report Ranks Blackboard as Top LMS

According to a new report from G2 Crowd, an independent software review platform that ranks products based on user reviews and publicly available vendor data, Blackboard's learning management system scored the highest in both customer satisfaction and market presence.

Balefire Labs Adds Support for 12 Additional Languages

Balefire Labs has added support for 12 new languages to its educational app and game reviews.

Global Smartphone Market Posts Second-Highest Quarter in History

Worldwide, vendors shipped 337.2 million smartphones in the second quarter of this year, an 11.6 percent increase over the same period last year and the second-highest total in history, according to a new report from International Data Corp.

Valley Christian High School Deploys Digital Signage

Valley Christian High School in Chandler, AZ has implemented a new digital signage system campus-wide to improve communication with students.

WebAssign Unveils Analytics Tool for Students

WebAssign, a company that provides online instructional tools, has released My Class Insights, a new analytics tool for students.

Hatch Launches Dual Language Software for Pre-K Students

Hatch has launched a new program, Shell Squad Adventures — Dual Language, designed to help English language learners in pre-K develop math and literacy skills in Spanish and prepare them for kindergarten in English.

Is There an Uncrossable Chasm Between Research and the Classroom?

There has always been a chasm between what educational researchers do in their labs and what educational practitioners do in their classrooms. There is no well-defined path for taking an idea from research and putting it into practice. In this week’s post, we discuss the different paths across the chasm that Logo (the programming language) and the graphing calculator took.

CTL Launches New Windows Laptop for Education

CTL has introduced the NL15 Windows Education Laptop, a new semi-rugged 11.6-inch laptop running the latest Windows 10 operating system.

Project Connect Develops Toolkit for Future-Ready Librarians

The toolkit will include a framework for revamping relevant job descriptions, roles and evaluation rubrics for school librarians. Project Connect will also create videos, webinars, whitepapers and possibly micro credentials that librarians and others can earn.

Chalkup 2.0 Adds iOS Tools for Teachers, Android Version to Follow

An application that lays additional class collaboration functionality on top of Google Apps for Education has added mobility features to its iOS version and hinted at an Android edition.

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