21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Learner-Centered Design: Powering the Coming Golden Age of Educational Software

Learners are not just short users. So, software designed from a User-Centered Design perspective is not always appropriate for those short users! This week’s blog, then, outlines a Learner-Centered Design approach to educational software development that should better meet the unique needs of learners.

Waterford Graded School District Expands Chromebook Initiative

Waterford Graded School District in Wisconsin is updating its 1-to-1 Chromebook initiative for students in grades 3-8.

Social Science Techbook Adds Civic and Government Course

The newest course added to the Social Science Techbook promotes inquiry-based learning and incorporates interactive content, exclusive videos and more.

VitalSource and Cerego Introduce Bookshelf GPS

VitalSource Technologies, Ingram Content Group’s education technology division, has collaborated with Cerego to launch Bookshelf GPS, a customizable learning platform that combines the best of VitalSource’s Bookshelf platform with Cerego’s personalized learning technology.

Zaniac to Open First Kentucky Campus in Fall

Zaniac, a national, after-school STEM franchise that utilizes robotics, Minecraft, 3D printing and computer programming, will debut its first Kentucky campus this fall in Louisville.

Instructure and Microsoft Add Integration between Canvas and Office 365

A new integration will simplify the interoperability of various functions between Microsoft Office 365 and Canvas from Instructure.

Canvas Adds Intellify Analytics

Instructure and Intellify have partnered in an effort to provide more data-driven insights into student learning and achievement.

Survey: Common Core Stress Down

Teachers are less stressed about the Common Core or about teacher accountability requirements this year than they were last year, according to this year's Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Educator Confidence Report.

ClassDojo Launches Parental Engagement Tool

ClassDojo has launched Student Stories, a new tool that allows students to easily add images and videos to their portfolios and share them with their families.

Badging: Not Quite the Next Big Thing

While badging and digital credentialing are gaining acceptance in the business world and, to some extent, higher education, K-12 educators — and even students — are slower to see the value.

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