Learning Resources


RPG Teaches U.S. History to Middle Schoolers

A new online and desktop-based RPG is putting middle schoolers in the role of an escaped teenage slave as she flees to the North and joins up with abolitionists in Ohio.

StudySync Supplemental Curriculum On Display at FETC

StudySync, an online supplemental curriculum from BookheadEd Learning, is offering one-on-one demonstrations this week in booth 1138 at the Florida Education Technology Conference in Orlando.

StrataLogica To Gain Smart Notebook Integration

StrataLogica, a Web-based educational geography tool, is gaining integration with Smart Technologies' Smart Notebook software for interactive whiteboards.

Kurzweil Releases Web-Based Literacy Tool

Kurzweil Educational Systems, an assistive technology maker that is part of the Cambium Learning Technologies group, has unveiled Firefly, a new Web-based resource designed to improve student literacy by offering access from anywhere to digital, text-based material.

Smithsonian Launches Environmental Education Program

The Shout Environmental Exploration Program, a resource from the Smithsonian for teaching about the environment, is returning for its second year.

5 Illinois Schools Implement Streaming Media

Bartonville Grade School District 66 in Bartonville, Warren Elementary School in Warren, and Westchester School District 92.5 in Westchester have deployed CCC! Streaming Media, created by New Dimension Media, which is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Charles County Schools Add Online Financial Training to Curriculum

Charles County Public Schools has adopted an online program designed to teach high school students financial literacy.

MIT STEM Workshop Demos Free Math and Science Curriculum

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently hosted a workshop on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education that included a demonstration of a university project to create STEM focused videos that can be freely used in high school classes.

netTrekker Search Adds Common Core Standards

netTrekker, an educational search engine for grades K-12, has added resources that are aligned with Common Core State Standards for English and math to its search product.

Educators Look for Resources, New Programs Amid STEM Push

Districts, schools, and individual educators are struggling to keep up with new emphases on science, technology, engineering, and math education. Resources and partnerships are available to those who know where to look.

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