21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


2018 to See More Emergency Hiring to Cover STEM Teacher Gap

According to 100Kin10, the "highest-leverage root causes" for the current STEM teacher shortage are linked to school culture and, in particular, to the culture of professional development, collaboration and accountability. According to a teacher survey, 69 percent of respondents said their principals give "little to no time for them to collaborate and learn from other STEM teachers in their school or district."

Mobile Learning: 1998, 2008, 2018

In its first decade, 1998-2008, "mobile learning" was all about getting devices into the hands of K-12 students and teachers. Palms initially proliferated; then Pocket PCs. In those early days, there was plenty of excitement and energy — for good reason — amongst the early adopters. Why didn’t mobile learning catch on, then?

Edsby Adds New Tools to Capture and Share Evidence of Learning

The new evidence of learning features include support for capturing images and video from handheld devices, including phones and tablets, for documenting student growth.

Free Toolkit Promises Better Shift for Students from Head Start into Kindergarten

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, school districts that take federal funding are supposed to develop written agreements with Head Start and other early childhood providers to improve coordination.

Chicago Schools and Colleges to Deliver Coding Ed to 500K Students

The city of Chicago wants to introduce its students to coding by expanding its use of Apple's "Everyone Can Code" program in K-12 and community colleges.

Stanford Pilot Project Digitizes Bone Fragments for Classroom Use

The Digital Production Group of Stanford University Libraries has launched a pilot project to produce digital 3D models of bones and other artifacts for use in research and instruction.

EarthEcho Launches Free Collection of STEM Resources About Water Conservation

The resources are built on a program from EarthEcho and sponsored by Northrop Grumman that brought 26 middle school teachers to Southern California last October to learn about water scarcity before helping to design and vet the new materials.

Making Virtual Reality a Reality in Today's Classrooms

MIT education researcher Meredith Thompson shares three vignettes of three different approaches to virtual reality in K–12: a social studies class in a suburban school district, a district-wide perspective from an urban school district and a class designed entirely around understanding and implementing VR for other classrooms.

5 Tips for Teachers in a New 1-to-1 Initiative

Seasoned educator Jeff Mao shares insights for teachers trying to adapt to a 1-to-1 environment and come to terms with the impact that has on teaching practices.

Cue PD Event to Help Teachers Displaced by Wildfires

Nonprofit education organization CUE will hold an event in February to raise money for educators in Northern California who have been displaced by the recent wildfires in the state.

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