21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


K12 Deploys Brightspace Across Middle Schools and Fuel Education

K12 is deploying D2L’s Brightspace learning management system to thousands of its middle school students across the country. K12 — one of the country’s biggest providers of online curricula and support services — already uses Brightspace LMS for thousands of its high school students.

Staples and Katy Perry Help School Projects on DonorsChoose.org

Staples and pop singer Katy Perry are teaming up to provide full funding on all middle and high school literacy projects — as well as college and career prep projects — posted on DonorsChoose.org, a charity that has funded more than 700,000 classroom projects for teachers and has impacted more than 18 million U.S. students.

Iowa Rehabilitation Services Implements VR for Teens and Adults with Special Needs

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS) is incorporating virtual reality technology into its curriculum to spark the interest of special needs students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and support their acquiring new, 21st century work skills.

Video Response App Updated with More Teacher Control

A company that flips the flipped model has updated its software. Flipgrid, created by a professor at the University of Minnesota and produced by Minneapolis-based Vidku, allows instructors to set up queries for students who respond by posting videos they've made of themselves.

Kentucky District Adopts New LMS to Support Blended Learning

Kentucky's Pulaski County Schools has selected a new learning management system in an effort to better support blended learning and other non-traditional instruction.

Louisiana Department of Education Looks for Alternative to Textbooks

The department is working with XanEdu to create customized and cost-effective unit readers for students.

Tutor the People Launches Tutor Marketplace

Tutor the People has launched a new web application, Tutor App, designed to connect students with tutors.

Teachers and Boeing Engineers Create NGSS-Aligned Lessons for Grades 4-8

Airplane maker Boeing has teamed up with online community Teaching Channel to create and distribute 10 science and innovation curriculum modules that meet Next Generation Science Standards.

Stony Brook U Project Aims to Extend Virtual Science Labs with Gaming Controls

Virtual labs have done a decent job of introducing students to scientific work and allowing them to simulate experiments in the absence of a physical lab. However, a faculty member at Stony Brook University said she believes virtual labs could do more, and she intends to apply gamification to find out whether its use could expand how science is practiced online.

Stanford's youcubed Offers Free K–12 Math Lessons

Stanford University’s youcubed math center has released a series of free K–12 math lessons in time for the resumption of school.

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