21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Face-to-face Universities Absolutely Still Have a Place!

Online — for all things, online — certainly looks like the right side of history. But, as we argue in this week’s blog, face-to-face universities offer undergraduates two unique opportunities that online universities simply can’t!

Casio Launches Free Public Beta of All-in-One Math Tool

Casio today formally unveiled ClassPad.net, a browser-based math tool built on Casio's Computer Algebra System (CAS), ClassPad, that offers a range of features, from arithmetic equations to graphing to statistical calculations, using Casio's "Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions." It is open now as a free public beta.

Personalized Texting to Parents Can Bump Reading Skills in Their Kindergartners

According to researchers: "Overall, differentiating and personalizing text message interventions based on formative assessment has the promise to produce additional education gains with relatively little additional costs."

Extra Comp Sci Lessons Associated with Higher Assessment Scores

Students who did extra computer science activities in transdisciplinary modules scored higher on reading comprehension exams, as well as Florida standardized tests in science and English and language arts (ELA), according to preliminary results from a new study.

Digital Promise Launches Student Immersive Video Project with UN and Oculus

Digital Promise announced a partnership with the United Nations SDG Action Campaign and Oculus to launch the MY World 360° project. The new goal: to support youth worldwide in creating immersive media that shares their perspectives on how to advance the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Achieve Gives Guidance to States on Developing Well Rounded Science Assessments

As states sort out their science standards — many adopting the Next Generation Science Standards and even more going at the work on their own — all of them are expected to adhere to "high-quality" summative science assessments that meet federal requirements spelled out in Title 1 Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

VR Lab!

When Tampa Preparatory School launched decided to turn a closet into a virtual reality lab, they had no idea how far their students would run with the tools....

PBL with a Purpose

Using project-based learning in support of clear curriculum goals leads to deeper learning and engagement for these school systems.

Adobe Releases Spark Free for Education

Adobe has made its digital storytelling tool, Spark, free for schools, colleges and universities. The free edition includes premium features and previously ran $120 per year for a subscription.

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