21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Apple Unveils $329 iPad With Improved Display and Performance

This week, Apple released a slew of product updates that included a more affordable iPad device with an enhanced display.

Future Ready Schools to Host 8 Learning Institutes

Beginning this summer, FRS will host eight learning institutes that offer personal professional development opportunities for district leaders, IT directors, principals, teachers, instructional coaches, librarians and media specialists planning to implement personalized learning strategies for their students.

New Alliance Works to Bring College into High School

Thirty-five organizations, from ACT to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, have banded together to promote the idea of bringing college into high school.

Are UTeach Teachers More Effective at STEM?

The researchers found that students taught by UTeach teachers performed significantly better on end-of-grade tests in math and end-of-course tests in math and science, depending on the grade and subject.

Google Helps Students Get Online on Buses

Eighth-grader Lakaysha Governor spends two hours on the bus getting back and forth to school each day. Thanks to a grant from Google, she can now use that time more productively and get her homework done.

Prince William County Grants $100K to Startup Scriyb to Produce a Cloud-Based Teaching Platform

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors has authorized a $100,000 performance agreement with Scriyb, a technology startup company based at the Virginia Serious Games Institute, to pioneer a new cloud-based live-streaming teaching platform for online education.

LMS Launches 35 Courses in Science, Math, ELA, Social Studies

The courses are the most recent development between partners itslearning and Gooru and the first phase of integrating 1.7 million high-quality resources and 14,000 collections from Gooru into the itslearning LMS platform. The courses offer assessments and can be customized to support varied instructional models, such as blended learning or project-based learning.

Google.org Commits $50 Million for Education Nonprofits

Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google that supports education technology initiatives, has committed $50 million over the next two years to support nonprofits that are using technology to help tackle problems impacting education globally.

Chinese Robotics Startup Wins Two Awards for Excellence in Product Design

Makeblock, a DIY and STEM education robotics construction company, has received the Red Dot Award 2017 for product design for two products: Airblock, a modular and programmable drone designed for STEM education; and Neuron, a programmable building blocks platform that teaches kids gadget building.

Teacher Frustrators: Testing Takes Priority, Web 1.0-Level Internet

This week’s blog post looks behind the technology to the policies that make teachers utterly frustrated when trying to use that technology with their students. We tell two, true stories that, without a doubt, will make you groan with frustration. These sorts of frustrators must be addressed if technology is going to have its promised impact.

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