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The 4 Cs of 21st Century Learning are Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. *The following applications (apps) can be used to facilitate teaching and learning in each of the four areas.






Book Creator          







Critical Thinking:

Parlay Universe

Pear Deck Flashcard Factory



Goddard, B., Hall, J, & Hanley, W. (2020, March 5). App smackdown 2.0: Tools for assessment & the 4 Cs. Presented at the meeting of NCTIES, Raleigh, NC.

Miscellaneous Compilations of Apps:

50 Fab Apps for Teachers

Best Apps for Teachers and Educators

What are Open Educational Resources (OERs)?

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are materials intended to be used for teaching and learning that are in the public domain and are completely free for use and repurposing. Visit this site for a more detailed overview and definition of OERs.

Which OERs might be useful for you?

The following list provides a starting point for locating OERs for grades preK to 12.


Contains resources for grades K-12 and college, including digital textbooks for Science K-12 and Math 6-12. Teachers (or teachers-in-training) can sign up using a Google account.


Offers tools, such as book pairings, text sets, and themes, to support English Language Arts programs focusing on grades 3-12. 

Core Knowledge

Provides downloadable curriculums for Language Arts, History and Geography, and Science for preschool to grade 8.


Contains full English Language Arts and Math curriculums for grades preK-12, including downloadable materials.


Enables educators to create, share, and use a variety of digital resources to support the learning of students in Virginia. View this useful guide to join and get open!

OER Commons

Provides multicurricular resources for grades preK to 12 and college, including textbooks, units, and interactive materials.

Project Guttenburg

Contains over 60,000 ebooks, which can be downloaded or read online.

Connect with a Librarian or Tutorial

Averett Librarians will help you:

  • find reliable information for assignments
  • develop database search strategies
  • evaluate and cite your sources

During fall and spring semesters a librarian is available until 9 P.M., Monday - Thursday, 4:30 P.M. Fridays, and 7 P.M. on Sundays.

Email anytime. Visit during library hours, or call 434-791-5692 or 800-543-9440. 

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