21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources

WebAssign Unveils Analytics Tool for Students

WebAssign, a company that provides online instructional tools, has released My Class Insights, a new analytics tool for students.

Hatch Launches Dual Language Software for Pre-K Students

Hatch has launched a new program, Shell Squad Adventures — Dual Language, designed to help English language learners in pre-K develop math and literacy skills in Spanish and prepare them for kindergarten in English.

Is There an Uncrossable Chasm Between Research and the Classroom?

There has always been a chasm between what educational researchers do in their labs and what educational practitioners do in their classrooms. There is no well-defined path for taking an idea from research and putting it into practice. In this week’s post, we discuss the different paths across the chasm that Logo (the programming language) and the graphing calculator took.

CTL Launches New Windows Laptop for Education

CTL has introduced the NL15 Windows Education Laptop, a new semi-rugged 11.6-inch laptop running the latest Windows 10 operating system.

Project Connect Develops Toolkit for Future-Ready Librarians

The toolkit will include a framework for revamping relevant job descriptions, roles and evaluation rubrics for school librarians. Project Connect will also create videos, webinars, whitepapers and possibly micro credentials that librarians and others can earn.

Chalkup 2.0 Adds iOS Tools for Teachers, Android Version to Follow

An application that lays additional class collaboration functionality on top of Google Apps for Education has added mobility features to its iOS version and hinted at an Android edition.

Instructure Canvas Now Integrates With Lecture Capture App

Instructure Canvas has a new lecture capture and video solution in its Open LTI App Collection.

Kaplan Debuts Augmented Reality Tools for Elementary Classrooms

Kaplan Early Learning has launched a series of augmented reality tools designed for use in kindergarten and elementary school classrooms.

Hughes Debuts Solutions for K-12 and Higher Ed

Hughes Network Systems, a provider of broadband satellite solutions and services, has launched a new suite of products for educational institutions, including high-speed satellite Internet access, digital signage, distance learning and managed wireless networking.

Survey: Most Teachers Aren't Comfortable Connecting Data to Instruction

According to Lexia Learning's survey of more than 200 educators at the recent ISTE conference, only 35 percent of teachers have a high or very high level of comfort connecting data to instruction.