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21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


5 Study Aid Apps for Middle and High School Common Core

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of apps that can help middle and high school students study for subjects that are aligned with the Common Core.

From Cell Phone Bans to BYOD

Devices that were once considered distractions from learning are finding their way into more and more classrooms.

Report: 40 Percent of Wristworn Devices Will Be Smartwatches by 2016

Forty percent of all devices worn on the wrist will be smartwatches by 2016, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner. That prediction follows a swell in the smartwatches available to consumers as the number of companies offering the devices has increased from just two a year ago to seven with a device either currently on the market or about to ship.

'Operation Play' Intros Game-Based Learning to Teachers

An education game-maker has rousted nine other organizations focused on game-based learning to jointly introduce Operation Play, a weeklong initiative to give educators ideas for introducing games into their classrooms.

Google Expands Public Maps Collection, Adds Resources for Educators and Students

Google is opening up its Google Maps Gallery service with an expanded array of historical and contemporary maps, as well as tools for students and educators that will allow them to create and edit their own maps.

Rosa Parks Middle Adds Chromebooks

Rosa Parks Middle School is part of the first wave of Montgomery County Public Schools to implement Chromebooks through the district's classroom technology integration initiative.

Upstate NY Middle School Rolls Out New Digital Learning Technology

A private school in Corning, NY, is the first in the United States to implement Samsung’s School Digital Learning Initiative.

Microsoft Expands YouthSpark Initiative

YouthSpark started two years ago, and in that time, Microsoft stated, the program has "created opportunities" for 227 million people in 100 countries. The company is now nearly doubling those efforts.

Startup Launches Automatic Cloud-Based 3D Printer

A new fully automated and cloud-based 3D printer from NVBOTS will soon hit the market, with features intended to help simplify the sometimes complex 3D printing process.

7 STEM Startups Win Big at Silicon Valley Software Competition

Seven ed tech startups have won a Silicon Valley competition for STEM software developers and will get the chance to pilot their creations in local Bay Area schools.

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