21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Michigan Adds STEM Endorsement to Diplomas

A change to the education law in Michigan has created a "STEM endorsement" for students in grades 7 to 12.

Khan Academy Kids Launches for Early Learners

Nonprofit Khan Academy has launched Khan Academy Kids, an educational app designed for early learners (ages 2 to 5). The full app is available free for iOS and is in beta for Android.

Survey: Video Makes Students Happier with Learning

Most people in education believe that video usage on campus increases student satisfaction with their learning experiences; more than nine in 10 respondents (92 percent) said just that to a recent research project on the topic. The survey was done by Kaltura, a company that sells products and services for capturing, creating, managing and hosting videos.

Teaching with Technology in 2018

In our third-annual ed tech survey, teachers reveal an overwhelmingly positive attitude toward tech in the classroom and its impact on teaching, learning and professional development.

Study: Most Teaching and Learning Uses Technology Nowadays

In classrooms with long-time educators, most teaching and learning involves technology. Even with assignments, less than half — 42 percent — of student work is done using paper and pencil, according to a new study.

GitHub Delivers Education Bundle

Just a couple of weeks after Microsoft announced that it was acquiring GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock, the platform launched a new bundle of its education tools for use by schools.

Student Outcomes for Online School System Go Toe-to-Toe with Traditional School Results

A new research study has found evidence that full-time students in one particular online public school can attain the same level of achievement as that offered at traditional public schools.

States Slow to Revamp Accountability Systems under ESSA

On the bright side, researchers noted in a new report, there's a move away from high-stakes consequences and toward formative rather than summative assessments.

Understanding Digital Transformation: Part 1 - Background

"Businesses will spend $1.1 trillion in 2018 on digital transformation…" Trillion. All in 2018. Phew! In this week’s blog post, then, we explore the notion of digital transformation outside of K-12 — what is "digital transformation?" What is its goal? Who is doing it? Armed with that understanding, then, in a subsequent blog post we will explore the "digital transformation" of K-12.

Understanding Learner Variability

Given that learner variability is part of each student, figuring out how to meet the needs of each learner requires tailored "educational experiences, interventions and assessments." Those connections will in turn help change the design of classrooms and instruction.

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