21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


New Facility Enables Remote Users to Control Robot Swarms

The Georgia Institute of Technology is opening the "Robotarium" this month to allow users from around the world to test out their code on a rotating pair of robot swarms.

Apex Learning Debuts Personalized Learning Tutorials for High School Equivalency Exams

Apex Learning, a provider of digital curricula, has launched new tutorials designed to help students prepare for high school equivalency exams.

Researchers Develop Methods to Detect Hacking of 3D Printers

These are attractive targets because 3D-printed objects and parts are used in critical infrastructures around the world, such as healthcare, transportation, robotics, aviation and space, according to new research from the Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the Georgia Institute of Technology who have found three way to detect cyberattacks on 3D printers.

FIRST Challenges Students to Understand Water Use for Upcoming Season

FIRST, an international nonprofit organization, selected water as the theme for the 2017-2018 FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr. seasons. In addition, LEGO is out with lesson plans for a range of STEM topics, available to teachers at no-cost.

Gale Makes 'In Context' Resources Free for Eclipse Education

Gale's In Context suite offers media-rich resources designed to integrate easily with curricula and offers videos, articles, charts, images, infographics and more with accessibility features such as text and voice translation in a dozen languages. The suite also allows users to search resources by Lexile score or complexity level.

Curriki Adds Oracle Academy Comp Sci Workshops

Curriki, a nonprofit provider of open educational resources, has added new workshops from Oracle Academy.

Shmoop Launches New Learning Guides, Online Courses

Online publisher Shmoop has launched new learning guides, online courses and test prep resources to start the upcoming school year.

Google Updates Classroom and Forms for Back-to-School

In time for back-to-school season, Google for Education has rolled out 10 updates to Classroom and Forms that are designed to help teachers save time and stay organized.

Report: Minecraft Builds Problem-Solving and Empathy Skills in Students

K–12 teachers have observed that playing Minecraft during class positively impacts their students’ decision-making and communication skills, while helping them build empathy skills, according to a new survey.

Digital Badging Feature for Districts Added to Performance Matters Teacher PD

A new badging feature has been added to Performance Matters’ Professional Development Management solution, enabling school districts to define, create, manage and issue badges for teacher PD.

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