21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources

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.

Report: Most Educators Want to Try VR in Classroom

Virtual reality (VR) is on the rise. Less than a quarter of educators (23 percent) have tried out VR in their schools so far, and most of that effort has been in science (52 percent) vs. history (29 percent), engineering (20 percent) or any other subject.

Open STEM Platform Expands Curriculum, Technology and Professional Development Content

Ardusat launched a new platform, the Experiment Hub, that provides tools to help teachers guide their students through hands-on experiments.

Professional Development and Virtual Schools: Swapping Ideas and Practices

Michele Eaton, director of virtual and blended learning for the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, explains how teacher professional development has evolved over five years at her virtual school.

Study: Time Spent with Course Content Isn't Biggest LMS Predictor of Student Success

The biggest predictor of student achievement (based on their use of a learning management system) isn't the amount of time they spend working with course content; nor is it how long they spend taking assessments or participating in discussion forums.

Standing Desks Shape Weight Gain in Students

New research found that standing desks in classrooms can help students with weight control.

Apple Unveils iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2

Apple unveiled the iPhone 7, 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2 on Wednesday. The products should be available starting Sept. 16.

ENCO Updates Captioning System to Work with Pre-Recorded Video

Later this week, a broadcast technology company will introduce an updated version of its captioning technology to address the captioning of pre-recorded content.

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