21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


How to Bring SEL Out of the Silo and Into the Computer Science Classroom

A computer science curriculum expert explains that social-emotional learning and computer science are a natural pair, and how incorporating SEL competencies into STEM lessons often creates a richer learning experience for students.

Not Into Video Games? Here's How to Let Students Lead on Teaching with Minecraft: Education Edition

The Minecraft Student Ambassador Sponsor Program helps educators create a Minecraft Student Ambassador Program at their school or district, and helps prepare those young Minecraft experts to coach and assist students and teachers who are new to the game, so more classrooms can benefit from the game’s 700-plus “worlds” or lesson-based games.

Discovery Education Launches Minecraft: Education Edition Channel

Discovery Education recently unveiled a new Minecraft: Education Edition channel within its learning platform, which means that the wildly popular educational game is now supported within DE’s platform with instructional resources for using M:EE in the classroom, the companies said.

How an Educator’s Persistence Led to a Student Leadership Initiative & the Most Popular Minecraft Edu Game of All Time

When Felisa Ford and her instructional tech colleagues in Atlanta had trouble getting the district's teachers on board with using Minecraft: Education Edition, she created a student ambassador program to empower young Minecraft experts to coach other students and teachers, and it was so successful that Microsoft started a learning path for educators to sponsor their own local student ambassador programs. Then came Good Trouble.

FEV Tutor Acquired by Alpine Investors, Positioning FEV for 'Next Phase of Growth'

K–12 online tutoring platform FEV Tutor has been acquired by San Francisco-based private equity firm Alpine Investors, providing the resources for FEV Tutor to continue growing its product and its reach, according to a news release. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

New Gradescope Mobile App Allows Students to Submit Assignments Through Smartphones

Ed tech provider Turnitin has launched a new mobile app for its Gradescope assignment and grading platform that enables students to submit their assignments through any connected smartphone, the company announced this week, following a limited-access pilot in April.

Annual Camp Promethean Free Virtual Learning Event for Educators is Thursday

Ed tech provider Promethean will host its annual Camp Promethean virtual professional learning event on Thursday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT, and participation is free for educators, the company said in a news release.

Five Steps to Creating a Winning Esports Space At Any School

An esports expert shares five key steps to creating a school esports space for an engaged esports team and to ensure your program is successful at instilling social-emotional learning, technical skills and STEM skills in participating students.

These DisplayNote Solutions Enable Wireless Screencasting on Any Connected Devices: Ed Tech Chat from ISTE Live 2022

In this June 28 video interview from ISTE Live 2022 in New Orleans, Ed Morgan illustrates how DisplayNote's Montage software solution helps K–12 teachers who want to wirelessly share any device's screen to the main display in a classroom and how the Broadcast solution lets a teacher screencast to up to 40 students in real-time.

How the PowerSchool Dashboards Work in Unified Insights, Unified Curriculum & Instruction: Ed Tech Chat from ISTE Live 2022

From #ISTELive22, Sam Sale showed THE Journal readers how the educator dashboard of two PowerSchool K–12 software solutions bring together multiple sources of data to simplify real-time interventions and lesson decision-making for teachers and administrators: Unified Insights with MTSS and Unified Classroom Curriculum and Instruction.

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