Big Deal Media K-12 Technology Newsletter

January 16, 2017

 

NEA Big Read neabigread.org

Funding & Recognition

Grants for Community-Wide Reading Programs

NEA Big Read supports organizations across the country in developing community-wide reading programs that encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences.

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Doctoral Program in Curriculum and Instruction

Professional Growth

Impact Beyond the Classroom

Ideally located in the nation’s capital, George Washington University’s Doctoral Program in Curriculum and Instruction prepares education leaders to improve preK–16+ education in local, national, and international settings. The coursework encourages critical thought and creative work through focusing on curriculum, instruction, and research, with additional courses and learning opportunities that link teaching and learning, policy, and evaluation to students’ prior experiences. Students can meet national leaders in education and participate in internships that expand horizons. The program focuses on how curriculum and instruction can be constructed and applied to educational reform and diverse student populations. Students build research skills and study collaboratively, while staying grounded in the realities of schooling. Doctoral students become part of a community that links scholars with practicing professionals, policymakers, and educational organizations in Washington, DC, and beyond.

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wuwm.com

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Personalized Learning Program

A new personalized learning system called Summit Basecamp gives students more control over their learning.

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Awards for Summer Learning summerlearning.org

Funding & Recognition

Award for Outstanding Summer Programs

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) is seeking applications from summer learning programs nationwide for the 2017 New York Life Foundation Excellence in Summer Learning Awards.

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Volunteer with eCYBERMISSION!

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Volunteer with eCYBERMISSION!

eCYBERMISSION, a web-based STEM competition for students in grades 6–9, is seeking dedicated individuals—teachers, college students, parents, community leaders, business leaders, and anyone else with a background or interest in STEM—to serve as Virtual Judges and help to build students’ interest in STEM. Register as a volunteer before February 22, 2017. Learn more at ecybermssion.com/RolesJudges.

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Vans Art Competition facebook.com/vanscustomculture

Funding & Recognition

Competition Inspiring Creativity

Vans invites high school art students throughout the country to join in the eighth annual Vans Custom Culture art competition aimed at embracing youth creativity and supporting arts education.

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Online Educational Leadership Program

Professional Growth

Online Educational Leadership Program

The San Diego State University (SDSU) online MA in Educational Leadership is a program for teachers, teacher leaders, and administrators wanting to lead the technology revolution and the move to using technology in ways that innovate and reimagine teaching and learning. It’s designed for educators aspiring to be leaders who also understand technology integration at the classroom, school, or district level. The SDSU College of Education is ranked 65 in the nation among thousands of universities and colleges. Professors from SDSU’s Department of Educational Leadership are world renown for their work in leadership, instruction, and education technology integration. The program runs from May 2017 through August 2018 with ten courses spread over two summers and two semesters. The cost is $17,940. For more information, contact Program Director Dr. Cheryl James-Ward at [email protected] or visit the program’s website.

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Funding & Recognition

Digital Achievement Awards

The Center for Digital Education’s Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Awards recognize schools for their adoption and use of digital curricula, comprehensive digital tools strategy and learning delivery, and teacher skill with or through digital tools.

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Animated Maps Military Battles historyanimated.com

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Animations Mapping Battles in History

History Animated provides animations of battles of the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the US Civil War, and US campaigns in Europe and the Pacific during World War II.

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Computer Programming scratched.gse.harvard.edu

Professional Growth

Creative Computing Network

ScratchEd is a network of educators who are using the student-friendly programming language Scratch in their classrooms, often in unexpectedly creative ways. ScratchEd empowers teachers at all levels of familiarity to learn with and from one another as they develop ideas and strategies to help their students succeed.

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Pre-algebra game labyrinth.thinkport.org

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Digital Pre-algebra Game

A product of the Learning Games to Go Project spearheaded by Maryland Public Television, Lure of the Labyrinth is a digital game for middle school pre-algebra students.

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Explore Literature bl.uk

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Romantic and Victorian Literary Treasures

On the British Library’s Discover Literature website, teachers and students can explore 1,200 Romantic and Victorian literary treasures, new insights by 60 experts, 25 documentary films, 30 inspirational teachers’ notes, and more.

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STEM Music Video singaboutscience.org

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

STEM Music Lessons

The Sing About Science and Math website is a free database of lesson plans for incorporating music into STEM classes. 

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Wetland App springbaystudio.com

Mobile Learning

Wetland Biodomes

The iBiome – Wetland app for the iPad is an engaging way for students aged 9–11 to learn about a variety of wetland ecosystems.

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Maker Magazine makezine.com

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Magazine for Makers

As a leading voice of the maker movement, Make: publishes tested projects, skill-building tutorials, in-depth reviews, and inspirational stories, accessible by all ages and skill ranges.

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whiteboard google hangout

Social Media

Draw and Write Together

Web Whiteboard makes it easy to include a whiteboard in a Google+ Hangout. Users can draw and write together online.

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Art App landka.com

Mobile Learning

Artwork Brought to Life

What if paintings were not static? What if viewers could sense their depth? Art Legacy is an original and immersive way to see a painting.

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Story App getcampfire.co

Mobile Learning

Immersive Storytime

Campfire by Freak’n Genius brings stories to life in an entirely new way. As a companion to physical children’s books, the app makes storytime an immersive, fun, and screen-free experience.

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collaborative whiteboard tool

Social Media

Communicate and Collaborate in Real Time

Stoodle is a free collaborative whiteboard tool hosted by the CK12 Foundation

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Funding & Recognition

Digital Innovators Program

Educators from across the country are encouraged to enter the 2017 PBS Digital Innovators Program.

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