21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


North Carolina Signs Statewide LMS Contract

The North Carolina Department of Education has signed a statewide contract with Instructure to provide negotiated pricing for the Canvas learning management system (LMS) to all local education agencies (LEA) and charter schools.

New Educational App Review Site Pairs Apps With Instructional Ideas

App Ed Review is a resource created by two professors to support teachers’ integration of tablets into their teaching practice.

4 Super Sustainability 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 teach students about sustainability, biodiversity and ecosystems.

Startup Creates Touch School Desk for Learners with Disabilities

A Massachusetts startup has built a 32-inch multi-touch table intended to be used as a school desk by students with intellectual, learning and motor disabilities.

New Steelcase Thread Power System Runs Under Carpet

A new power system from Steelcase transforms any carpeted floor into a power-ready space.

McGraw-Hill Education Revamps ALEKS Adaptive Learning Platform

McGraw-Hill Education is revamping its ALEKS adaptive learning system, introducing a new interface designed for tablets as well as a redesigned learning experience for students.

Delaware Promotes Statewide LMS

The Delaware Department of Education has signed a contract for a learning management system that all schools and teachers in the state will be able to use to personalize instruction, provide students with access to standards-aligned content and share lesson plans with other teachers.

New High School Study App Now on Android Market

Brightstorm has released a new mobile app, Studystorm, with 5,300 videos to help high school students study for tests and college entrance exams.

The 4 Cs of Technology Integration

An instructional technologist says that mobile devices in the classroom should help students with creation, consumption, curation and connection.

Research: Video Gamers Learn Visual Activities Faster

Score one for gamers. An experiment at Brown University has found a correlation between people who frequently play video games and their ability to retain learning about two quickly learned visual activities.

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