21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


FIRST Challenges Students to Understand Water Use for Upcoming Season

FIRST, an international nonprofit organization, selected water as the theme for the 2017-2018 FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr. seasons. In addition, LEGO is out with lesson plans for a range of STEM topics, available to teachers at no-cost.

Gale Makes 'In Context' Resources Free for Eclipse Education

Gale's In Context suite offers media-rich resources designed to integrate easily with curricula and offers videos, articles, charts, images, infographics and more with accessibility features such as text and voice translation in a dozen languages. The suite also allows users to search resources by Lexile score or complexity level.

Curriki Adds Oracle Academy Comp Sci Workshops

Curriki, a nonprofit provider of open educational resources, has added new workshops from Oracle Academy.

Shmoop Launches New Learning Guides, Online Courses

Online publisher Shmoop has launched new learning guides, online courses and test prep resources to start the upcoming school year.

Google Updates Classroom and Forms for Back-to-School

In time for back-to-school season, Google for Education has rolled out 10 updates to Classroom and Forms that are designed to help teachers save time and stay organized.

Report: Minecraft Builds Problem-Solving and Empathy Skills in Students

K–12 teachers have observed that playing Minecraft during class positively impacts their students’ decision-making and communication skills, while helping them build empathy skills, according to a new survey.

Digital Badging Feature for Districts Added to Performance Matters Teacher PD

A new badging feature has been added to Performance Matters’ Professional Development Management solution, enabling school districts to define, create, manage and issue badges for teacher PD.

ThirdEye Debuts 3-Screen AR System for Education

When wearers look straight ahead, the view is clear; they see what's in front of them. With a turn to the left, wearers view a video screen allowing them to communicate with and view a remote person. With a turn to the right, users see "data" screens, displaying instruction.

Open Up Resources Designs OER Curricula for High School Math, Middle School ELA

The education nonprofit is piloting two new, openly-licensed curricula for mathematics and English language arts subjects.

Report: Teachers Spend Up to $5,000 Out of Pocket on Classroom Supplies

Classroom teachers spent an average of $468 out of pocket on classroom supplies and equipment in the last year — amounting to nearly 1 percent of an average teacher's salary in the United States.

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