21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources

Ucodemy Launches Coding Ed Tool

Ucodemy, a company that provides resources for computer science education, has launched Itch, a version of Scratch with ready-to-use lessons.

Shmoop Debuts Dozens of Online Courses

Shmoop, a digital publisher of online courses and test prep resources, has launched dozens of new courses, including a year-long program on modern world history and a new math course.

Innovator: Bringing Blended Learning to Common Core

This month's innovator, Lisa Manross, discusses the value of blended and flipped learning in the context of Common Core.

North Carolina District Chooses MAP for Formative Assessments

A North Carolina school district will be adopting a computer-based formative assessment program to enable its teachers to differentiate instruction for students.

Scientific Learning, Kiko Labs Partner on School Prep

Scientific Learning and Kiko Labs have partnered to release Kiko's Thinking Time, a new iPad app designed to help improve school readiness for pre-K learners.

Students 2 Science Debuts Virtual Labs

Students 2 Science, a nonprofit that brings K-12 students to a professional chemistry laboratory for hands-on learning, has launched a Virtual Lab Program.

SETDA Creates Digital Materials Acquisition Policy Portal

The State Educational Technology Directors Association has created a free, online portal designed to help school and district leaders implement digital instructional materials more effectively and efficiently.

Tennessee Makes Online STEM Career Curriculum Available to all Middle Schools

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, a public-private partnership between the Tennessee Department of Education and Battelle Education, has secured legislative support to make a supplemental science, technology, engineering and math career awareness curriculum available to all middle schools in the state at no cost.

Wearable Device Can Make Any Space Interactive

The Bird, which can be attached to a user's finger, reflects the wearer's position in space, pointing direction, hand posture, voice commands and pressure levels.

'Modeled Sustained Silent Reading' Is Spreading Like Wildfire Internationally

Without question, children need to develop reading fluency. Commonsensically, having kids read lots and lots should help in developing such fluency. Well, the data from U.S. classrooms on methods such as “Sustained Silent Reading” and its cousin, “Drop Everything and Read” are equivocal, that’s not stopping the Taiwanese. In 3 short years, 10 percent of its 2,700 elementary schools have adopted the “Modeled Sustained Silent Reading” Program! The data be hanged! Commonsense is winning in Taiwan.