21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources

Discovery Education Hosts 3 Free Virtual Field Trips

Discovery Education is offering three new virtual field trips to educators around the world, at no cost.

Angry Birds English Learning App on iOS and Android

The popular video game Angry Birds has been turned into a mobile app designed to help kids learn English. Finnish game developer Rovio Entertainment is collaborating with papagei.com, a video language learning platform, to create “Learn English with Angry Birds,” an app for iOS and Android devices.

Laws Prohibit or Restrict Municipal Broadband Networks in 20-Plus States

Laws in more than 20 states restrict or prohibit local governments from building their own broadband networks, according to a report released today by the Education Commission of the States.

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Statistics Resources

The U.S. Census Bureau unveiled yesterday an updated program that provides free online activities, games and other resources to help students understand statistical concepts and improve their data analysis skills.

Laptops, Chromebooks Most Valuable Education Tools, Teachers Say

In a national survey of more than 1,300 K-12 educators, laptops, Chromebooks and media tablets were chosen as the most valuable tools for teaching and learning, while mobile phones and smart watches were cited as the least useful (and most detested).

AristotleInsight::K12 Security Updates Improve Chromebook Classroom Management

A security technology company has just updated its flagship product for schools. Sergeant Laboratories announced a new release of AristotleInsight::K12, which provides technology for managing students as they work on their computing devices.

Most U.S. K–12 Teachers Would Not Give Themselves an 'A' in Ed Tech Skills

While more than half of K–12 teachers say they use education technology in the classroom on a daily basis, with nine in 10 saying they do so at least weekly, only 15 percent of those teachers would give themselves an “A” in education technology skills, according to a recent University of Phoenix College of Education survey.

Arkansas Governor Launches School Coding Competition

Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas has kicked off the first Governor’s All-Region and All-State Coding Competition, to help promote the state’s initiative to expand computer science classes to all high schools. Verizon will provide $40,000 in scholarships.

REcharge Labs Giving Away Windmill, Solar Kits

Between Sept. 15–30, teachers can enter a giveaway contest from REcharge Labs to win free STEM kits.

Shmoop Debuts Academic Social Network

Digital publisher Shmoop has launched ShmoopYou, an academic network designed to engage students in school as they get help from peers.

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