21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Marvel Focus Desk Aims to Maximize Student Performance and Wellness

The standing desk design combines features that teachers and students desire.

4 Ways Furnishings Can Enhance the 21st Century Classroom

Furniture can make or break an educational space. Whether it’s wheels for mobility, plugs for devices or cushions for comfort, furnishings help create the environment best suited to an individual classroom’s needs. Here four educators discuss the furnishings they use to help motivate and engage their students.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Debuts Game-Based Study App

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched StudyPop, a new iOS app designed to turn studying into a game.

Robotic Telepresence Device Allows Student to Attend School Virtually While Receiving Treatment

Naya Salah, a seventh grader at Stratford School's Santa Clara Middle School, uses a videoconferencing system called Beam to attend school as she recovers from leukemia and gets chemotherapy.

Research: Display Size Impacts Student Comprehension

More than half of students (58 percent) in a recent study couldn't read content displayed on a 70-inch flat panel in an average-sized classroom.

Eighth Grade Girls Score Higher than Boys in Tech and Engineering on Newest NAEP Test

On the first national assessment of students’ technology and engineering abilities, eighth grade girls scored three points higher on average than eighth grade boys. And white students scored significantly better in tech and engineering than black and Hispanic students.

NEF's $80 Million Matching Grants Enable Schools to Qualify for $800 Million for Energy and STEM

The National Education Foundation (NEF) has set aside $80 million for mandated matching grants to school districts and schools to allow them to receive up to $800 million in federal Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB) funds.

Educational Technology is at a Fork: Instruction vs Construction

There are some that use technology to support construction-oriented pedagogies — maker movement, project-based learning — and some that use technology to support instruction-oriented pedagogies — personalized learning. Instruction may well be less costly to deliver — but the loss of the opportunity to develop our children’s creativity is inestimable.

ReadWorks Offers Free Summer Reading Packets Online

ReadWorks, a provider of reading comprehension curricula, is producing free summer reading packets for K-12 students.

Gale Unveils American Fiction Archive Addition to Primary Sources Collection

Gale has added a new archive, American Fiction, 1774-1920, to its Primary Sources program.

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