21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Elementary Class Research Adds up to $4K in Energy Savings

Fourth and fifth graders have persuaded their Minnesota school to switch to LED lighting after assessing light usage and expense in a class project. The elementary students in Northfield's Prairie Creek Community School studied lighting and energy use in class for several months, including measuring current usage.

Canvas Practice to Help Teachers in PD

Instructure has released Canvas Practice, a video-based learning tool for use in professional development areas. The program is an addition to the Canvas learning management system, intended for use in teacher training programs.

Augmented Reality Math System Adds Student Journals, Free App

Alive Studios is adding two new components to its Math alive augmented reality system designed for pre-K and kindergarten (and for grades 1 to 3 as an intervention).

Interactive Constitution Classroom Edition on Its Way

The current interactive Constitution features scholars debating each provision and citing relevant decisions. Those experts have been selected with guidance from two constitutional law organizations, the American Constitution Society (considered progressive) and the Federalist Society (with primarily conservative and libertarian leanings).

Report: Zero Change in Student Achievement Gap over 50-Year Period

A new report finds a persistent achievement gap is present among students despite advancements in educational funding.

AAXA Rolls Out Sub-$1,000 Mini 4K Projector

AAXA Technologies, known for its micro and pico projectors, has launched a new 4K/ultra HD-resolution "mini projector" that comes in at less than a thousand bucks.

Switch in Curriculum Alone Doesn't Boost Student Outcomes

A cross-institutional study found that textbook choice hardly matters in improving K-12 student achievement. The project was led by researchers from the University of Maryland and Harvard University.

5 Must-Haves for Any 1-to-1 School

Plano ISD manages a 1-to-1 environment with 52,000 Chromebooks. Here, two tech administrators share the five essential tools that make it all work.

Mentorship for the YouTube Generation

At Tustin Unified School District, new teachers and their mentors use video of classroom instruction to find which areas of their practice work, and which need improvement.

Free Tools Aim to Help Teachers Implement PBL in the Classroom

Each project guide includes a "driving question," a project description, the learning standards the project addresses, the anticipated outcomes and reflection questions to help educators bring the learning to life in their own settings.

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