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Big Deal Media K-12 Technology Newsletter

May 15, 2017

 

 

Learn Skills to Teach the Earth Sciences

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Learn Skills to Teach the Earth Sciences

The Earth Sciences curriculum, offered online through Penn State World Campus, can prepare you to help students in grades 7–12 master the educational objectives related to Earth and space science. Penn State’s courses offer flexibility and convenience and are taught by the same distinguished faculty as on campus.

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Economics of Brexit

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Lessons on the Economics of Brexit

The Economics of Brexit is a modular series of lesson plans prepared by the European Union Delegation to the United States.

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Quill Education Resources

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Essential Classroom Resources

Through relevant webinars on topics such as “Teaching with Technology,” “Tech As a Learning Tool,” and “Creating Brain-Friendly Classrooms,” Quill reaches out to educators to support their daily needs. Quill.com’s Education Resource Center puts teachers in touch with grants to expand their special programs, awards to recognize their efforts, and sources to enrich STEM programs. Bookmark this growing resource as a daily companion, as well as a source to explore more than 85,000 classroom essentials.

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Music Grants

Funding & Recognition

Grants to Enhance Music Education

The Sharon Gewirtz Kids to Concerts Fund provides small grants of $500 for youth to attend live performances of classical music and other, related programming.

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Pinpoint Problems Through Social Media

Social Media

Service for Pinpointing Problems in Posts

The Geo Listening service helps educators identify when and where to intervene with students based on public posts made to social networks.

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Women American History nyhistory.org

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Stories of Women in American History

A substantial portion of the New-York Historical Society’s fourth floor has reopened as the Center for Women’s History, a cutting-edge museum and scholarship hub.

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Microcredentials educatorsrising.org

Professional Growth

Microcredentials for Future Teachers

Educators Rising offers a series of free microcredentials for participating high school and college students in preparation for future teaching careers.

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Civic LIteracy publicdomainpictures.net

Mobile Learning

Current Issues Using Social Media Tools

Sponsored by KQED Learning, Do Now is a weekly activity for students to engage in and respond to current issues using social media tools such as Twitter.

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Economic Educator Award

Funding & Recognition

Award for Innovative Economic Teaching

Each year the Council for Economic EducationA (CEE) recognizes three national educators with the John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards.

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NSTA Training

Professional Growth

Professional Programs for Infusing STEM Literacy

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has launched a series of programs for K–12 school districts to meet the increased demand for high-quality professional learning for science teachers.

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Open Source Curriculum teamexponent.com

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Exponential Thinking Curriculum

Developed by Team Exponent, Exponential Education is an open source education framework and curriculum for learning, solving, and building through 10x thinking and projects.

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Black Girls Code blackgirlscode.com

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Hackathons for Girls

Black Girls CODE hosts community-oriented “girls only” hackathons for girls between the ages of 12 and 17.

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National Math and Science nms.org

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Program for Developing College-Ready Students

The nonprofit National Math + Science Initiative’s College Readiness Program aims to increase the number of students taking and earning qualifying scores on math, science, and English AP tests.

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Democracy Podcast

Professional Growth

Podcasts on Sustaining Democracy

Facing History and Ourselves is exploring “What Makes Democracy Work? in conversations with people whose insights from history, politics, literature, and civic life help us consider what it takes to sustain democracy in our societies today.

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NPR Podcasts for Children flickr.com Ruta N Medellín

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Children’s Podcast on the Wonders of Science and Technology

NPR has announced the launch of Wow in the World, a new podcast for children aged 5–12 that illuminates the wonders of science, technology, discovery, and inventions.

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App to Select Books

Mobile Learning

Books Starring Characters of Color

We Read Too is a free iOS app that allows users to tap into hundreds of books for youth in elementary through high school, starring characters of color written by authors of color.

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Technology Grant

Funding & Recognition

Grants for Technology Integration

Educators of America offers Classroom Technology Grants to promote student achievement and technology integration.

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Game Based Learning kidcitizen.net

Mobile Learning

Game-based Learning with Primary Source Materials

Recognizing the potential of digital games to promote primary-source use for discovery and problem solving, the Congress, Civic Participation, and Primary Sources Project is developing KidCitizen, a free cross-platform app that provides game-based learning activities with primary sources for K–5 students.

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Generate Social Media Content spark.adobe.com

Social Media

Tools for Generating Social Media Content

Adobe Post is a new tool specifically designed to generate friendly social media content. Post is part of a larger suite of tools called Adobe Spark.

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Teacher Appreciation Sweepstakes

Funding & Recognition

Teacher Appreciation Sweepstakes

The Newseum wants to give a big thank-you to teachers by rewarding one of them with a free trip to Washington, DC, to attend the Newseum’s eighth annual Teacher Open House on October 7, 2017.

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