Learning Resources

The Character Tree Offers Free Lessons for Black History Month

The Character Tree is offering free subscriptions to its Black History Month video resources through the end of the school year.

Gale to Bring Udemy Online Courses to Libraries

Shortly, a partnership between Gale and Udemy will launch, bringing learning video content from Udemy to public libraries. "Gale Presents: Udemy" will provide library patrons with access to 3,500 on-demand video courses in 75 different topics from Udemy's business collection.

Research Finds Supplemental Content for High School ELA Not Worth Using

A recent report from the Thomas Fordham Institute found that lessons acquired through Teachers Pay Teachers and similar sites aren't worth using.

Astronomy Club Uses Virtual Access to Telescopes to Take Students into Space

The program includes STEAM curricula (for grades 4 through introductory college courses), robotic telescopes with photo capture functionality and access to a private virtual clubhouse for sharing observations.

Britannica Social Studies Lessons to Add Interactivity from Pear Deck

Two education technology companies are working together to add more interactivity to social studies learning. Britannica Digital Learning, the education arm of the company that produces Encyclopedia Britannica, has launched new features using tech from Pear Deck.

OpenStax K–12 OER Unit Intros Crosswalk Doc for AP Biology Mapping

A new practice by OER publisher OpenStax will help bridge the gap by aligning the contents of its textbooks with high school learning standards.

Free Guide Offers STEM Advice

Boxlight, a company known for its audiovisual gear for the classroom, has issued a free guide to help teachers know where to find apps, activities, ideas and funding to support STEM learning.

U.S. Census Bureau Releases K–12 Lessons on Data

The United States Census Bureau has released free resources for K-12 classrooms. Materials include teacher and student content.

Google Launches Comprehensive CS Resources for Educators

Google today launched Code with Google, a new compilation of resources for K-12 educators for exploring computer science in the classroom.

Microsoft Partners with NASA for Lesson Plans

The Microsoft-NASA collaboration will give students hands-on experiences to think about the considerations that astronauts need to think about when living in space.