21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources

46,000 Students to Build Robots and STEM Skills in FIRST Tech Challenge

More than 46,000 students worldwide are expected to build robots and STEM skills during the FIRST Tech Challenge, “Velocity Vortex,” which kicked off Sept. 10 and continues through 2017.

3D Printing, Online Learning Used to Teach Students About the Brain

A Pennsylvania State University research project is exploring the possibility of using 3D printing and interactive technology to teach middle school students about the human brain.

New Report on Personalized Learning Recommends Use of 'Learner Positioning Systems'

Achieving personalized learning in schools takes good technology programs, suggested a new report from Digital Promise. But it also takes something else: "learner positioning systems."

Sherman Oaks Teen Creates Anti-Bullying App

Natalie Hampton, a 16-year-old from Sherman Oaks, CA, has created “Sit With Us,” a free mobile app that allows students to become “ambassadors” and privately invite other kids to join them in the cafeteria or lunchroom.

Research: Robots Give Chronically Ill Kids Valuable Social Ties with School

A UC Irvine research project may be the first of its kind to attempt to measure the impact and feasibility of the use of robots to bring homebound students into the classroom when they can't be there physically.

Raspberry Pi Sells 10 Million Micrcomputers, Debuts Starter Kit

To celebrate 10 million products sold worldwide, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has created a Raspberry Pi Starter Kit that includes its flagship microcomputer and additional accessories.

Shutdown of ITT Tech Also Affects Charter Schools

The nationwide shutdown of ITT Technical Institute also caused the company’s public charter schools to close, leaving students and parents unhappily scrambling to figure out what to do next. ITT Tech operated two Early Career Academy charter schools in Tempe, AZ and Troy, MI.

Free Online PBS Resources Teach Students about Elections

A free website that provides K-12 resources for students to learn about the political process has just added new tools designed to help them explore the role of the Electoral College and other aspects of this year's presidential election.

Discovery Education Hosts 3 Free Virtual Field Trips

Discovery Education is offering three new virtual field trips to educators around the world, at no cost.

Angry Birds English Learning App on iOS and Android

The popular video game Angry Birds has been turned into a mobile app designed to help kids learn English. Finnish game developer Rovio Entertainment is collaborating with papagei.com, a video language learning platform, to create “Learn English with Angry Birds,” an app for iOS and Android devices.

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