21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Sherman Oaks Teen Creates Anti-Bullying App

Natalie Hampton, a 16-year-old from Sherman Oaks, CA, has created “Sit With Us,” a free mobile app that allows students to become “ambassadors” and privately invite other kids to join them in the cafeteria or lunchroom.

Research: Robots Give Chronically Ill Kids Valuable Social Ties with School

A UC Irvine research project may be the first of its kind to attempt to measure the impact and feasibility of the use of robots to bring homebound students into the classroom when they can't be there physically.

Raspberry Pi Sells 10 Million Micrcomputers, Debuts Starter Kit

To celebrate 10 million products sold worldwide, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has created a Raspberry Pi Starter Kit that includes its flagship microcomputer and additional accessories.

Shutdown of ITT Tech Also Affects Charter Schools

The nationwide shutdown of ITT Technical Institute also caused the company’s public charter schools to close, leaving students and parents unhappily scrambling to figure out what to do next. ITT Tech operated two Early Career Academy charter schools in Tempe, AZ and Troy, MI.

Free Online PBS Resources Teach Students about Elections

A free website that provides K-12 resources for students to learn about the political process has just added new tools designed to help them explore the role of the Electoral College and other aspects of this year's presidential election.

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).

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