21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources

MyStemKits Releases Library of 3D Printing Projects

The library features nearly 100 kits that offer standards-aligned projects for K–12 classrooms.

New K-12 Digital Collection Delivers History Sources to Students

School libraries will have the opportunity to supply digital source content to history and social studies students without teachers or media specialists having to compile it themselves.

Kobe Bryant Invests in Chinese Educational Company

Retired Lakers basketball guard Kobe Bryant and his venture capital firm are investing in Vipkid, an online education platform for children in China to learn from teachers in North America.

U.S. K–12 Teachers Reluctant to Integrate Social Media in Classrooms

Nearly nine in 10 (86 percent) of American K–12 teachers have not integrated social media into their classrooms, and the majority (62 percent) indicate that they do not plan to do so, according to a recent University of Phoenix College of Education survey of teachers nationwide.

Kids-Tech Launches Elementary Classes Using VR, Drones and 3D Printing

Kids-Tech, an Atlanta-based ed tech company, has launched Tech Class, a year-long program for elementary school kids designed to help build a foundation of knowledge in technology. The weekly classes cover 3D printing, app building, drones and virtual reality.

New Book Encourages Adults to Better Use Tech with Young Children

A new guide book aims to help adults better use technology with young children and assist them when they are using digital products. “Family Engagement in the Digital Age: Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors” (Routledge, 2017) features case studies, best practices and helpful hints in chapters written by 25 of the country’s influential early childhood thought leaders.

Explain Everything Unveils New iOS, Android Apps

Explain Everything has relaunched the Android and iOS versions of its interactive screencasting whiteboard tool with an updated interface.

National Science Teachers Association Release Back-to-School Resources for Parents

The NSTA is offering free resources for parents to support their students in science learning.

Gooru.org: Making it Easier to Use OER

Gooru.org is an OER marketplace with 5,000,000+ open education resources. But, most excitingly, they are posting "just" 35 full courses that teachers can "copy and customize." We applaud gooru.org for taking this major step in providing support for teachers who are trying to #GoOpen!

U.S. Performance Academy Adopts Digital Curriculum for Student Athletes

The United States Performance Academy, a private school for competitive athletes in middle and high school, is now using instructional materials from a private partner.

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