21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources

Versal Brings Mobile Functionality to E-Learning Software

Ed tech company Versal has added mobile functionality to its online course authoring tool, allowing users of Android and iOS devices to access courses and via a new mobile player.

Do-it-Yourself Game-Based Content Authoring Tool Set To Launch

Muzzy Lane Software is introducing its new set of tools that will let educators create their own games for their students in beta release and eventually wider distribution.

Virtual Field Trip Platform Connects Teachers with STEM Experts

A company that connects educators with industry experts for in-class virtual sessions has just added a new company to its roster.

NSTA Unveils 'Enhanced' E-Books for Science Teachers

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has launched a suite of electronic books, NSTA eBooks+, designed for science teachers.

Department of Ed Names First OER Advisor

The United States Department of Education has hired its first "open education" advisor.

Turning a Web Design Class Into a Small Business

Mark Suter, a computer tech teacher at Pandora-Gilboa High School (OH), talks about how and why he invited students to join an entrepreneurial tech club that would provide Web design, video production and staff training to community businesses and nonprofit organizations.

New OECD Report Slams Computers — and Actually Says Why They Can Hurt Learning

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development just released a detailed study of the use of computers in the classrooms in 70 countries. It was no surprise that he study did not find improvement in student achievement due to computer use. It was a surprise, though, that OECD Director Andreas Schleicher named what he saw as the root cause of that failure!

4 Ways a Mobile LMS Enhances Teaching and Learning

Biology teacher Heidi Bernasconi talks about the changes that Google's new Classroom app have created in her classroom — and how it has made grading less daunting.

Teaching Common Core Math to K–2 Students

Lori Woods, an instructional support teacher at Greenbrook Elementary in South Brunswick, New Jersey, discusses her approach to teaching CCSS-aligned math to her youngest learners.