21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Snagit Update Adds Tools for Isolating Text, Other Image Elements

Techsmith has announced the latest edition of its screen capture and image editing software, Snagit 2018, with updates designed to help users modify specific elements of images.

Microsoft Intros Immersive Reader in Word for iPad, Other Accessibility Updates

Microsoft has introduced new updates to improve accessibility and inclusivity across a range of education tools.

Brightspace Autumn17 Release Offers Flexibility, Streamlined Features

D2L today unveiled the Autumn17 release of its Brightspace learning management system. The latest features focus on flexibility and streamlined workflows, according to a news announcement.

IT Staff Support is Critical for Success in 1-to-1 Classrooms

Educators typically have mixed views on their school’s IT staff — to put it mildly. In order to better understand IT staff’s priorities, responsibilities and resources, we lunched with them recently. Our eyes were opened by those conversations!

Report: 2 in 5 Kids 8 and Under Have Their Own Tablets

Nearly half — 42 percent — of children eight years old or younger have their own tablet. That number is up from just 1 percent in 2011.

Cyberlearning Research Report Peeks into Future of Ed Tech

Among the questions hundreds of research projects are attempting to answer are these: How will students "use their bodies and minds to learn what will be important in the 21st century, such as collaboration, scientific argumentation, mathematical reasoning, computational thinking, creative expression, design thinking and civic engagement?"

Classcraft Quests Turns Lesson Plans into Games

Quests lays a teacher's existing lesson plan over a fantasy world that students traverse by completing assignments, or quests. Completing each task, which may be an assignment, discussion, in-class activity or something else, unlocks the next.

Elementary School Taps Texas A&M Students for STEM Fair

For the event, TAMU students set up booths around the school covering topics such as petroleum engineering, biology and entomology.

Philly High School Adds Research Course to Combine STEM, Writing

George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science has ditched the curriculum to help younger students begin thinking like scientists.

Educator MOOC Adds Micro-Credentials on Personalized Learning

Each micro-credential starts with an overview of a construct or idea in personalized learning supported by research to help educators gain a deeper understanding of its importance in the learning process.

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