Big Deal Media K-12 Technology Newsletter

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March 15, 2017

 

Wharton School Financial Literacy kwhs.wharton.upenn.edu

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Portal for Developing Financial Literacy

Part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania[email protected] High School (KWHS, for short) provides high school students and educators around the world with a deep understanding of business and personal finance and equips them with the skills to excel in the global marketplace. 

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Shakespeare Globe Theater App shakespearesglobe.com

Mobile Learning

Virtual Journey Through Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

With Shakespeare’s Globe 360, students can step inside the famous Globe Theatre in England and discover how it was constructed, see what it would have looked like years ago, and learn about theater life in that time. 

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STEM Competition cooperhewitt.org

Funding & Recognition

STEAM Design Competition

The Cooper Hewitt Design Museum’s National High School Design Competition: Good For All is open to all youth aged 13–19 who are high school students in grades 9–12 anywhere in 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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Teaching 4 Tomorrow

Professional Growth

Blog Voicing Perspectives on Educational Technology

Teaching4Tomorrow, a blog from Big Deal Media, harnesses educational technology ideas and strategies worth sharing.

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Digital Learning • Learning Support

Virtual Summits on News Literacy

Facing History and Ourselves The News Literacy Project have teamed up to produce two, one-hour interactive online summits about key topics in news literacy for teachers and their students.

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Pottery App idreams.pl

Mobile Learning

System for Creating 3D Pottery

With Let’s create! Pottery HD Lite for iOS and Android by Infinite Dreams, students can become artists and create one-of-a-kind ceramic pottery items by imagining, designing, and even printing their 3D pots. 

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npg.si.edu

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Portraits of Remarkable Americans

Are your students interested in the presidents and the role of the presidency in the United States?

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Maker Camp tinkering.exploratorium.edu

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Tinkering Activities

The Tinkering Studio is primarily a research and development laboratory in the Exploratorium in San Francisco, but whenever possible, the museum shares its projects, activities, and developing ideas following an “open source” model. 

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Walden Game waldengame.com

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Game Celebrating Thoreau’s Legacy

Henry David Thoreau’s classic Walden was the inspiration for Walden, a Game, developed by the Game Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

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Funding & Recognition

Award for Exemplary Service Work

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited, highly diverse young people from all across America. 

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makercamp.com

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Projects for Makers

Maker Camp provides a simple, enjoyable way for students to get involved in making. A worldwide network of affiliates host Maker Camps in public libraries, community groups, makerspaces, and maker homes. 

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Ezra Jack Keats, Hi, Cat!, 1970.

Funding & Recognition

Grants for Innovative Activities

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation (EJK) awards up to $500 to public schools and public libraries for projects that foster creative expression, collaboration, and interaction with a diverse community.

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fatredcouch.com

Mobile Learning

Adventures in Thomas Edison’s World

Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab, developed by FatRedCouch, shows children aged 5–9 how much fun science can be.

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Roosevelt Library

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Digitized Recordings of FDR’s Speeches

The Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum allows teachers to bring President Franklin D. Roosevelt right into their classrooms with digitized recordings of his most important speeches

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teachmideast.org

Professional Growth

Resource Guide for Teaching the Contemporary Middle East

TeachMideast is an educational outreach initiative developed by the Middle East Policy Council. The website is designed primarily to give high school and community college teachers the foundation they need to teach about critical, complex, and intriguing subjects related to the Middle East.

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thetech.org

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Lessons on Design Thinking

Design Challenge Learning is a combination of project-based learningdesign thinking, and the engineering design process that develops the innovator’s mindset through iteration

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ca.pbslearningmedia.org

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Video Spotlighting Women’s Roles in History

The Lasting Impact of Women in the Civil War,” a video from PBS LearningMedia’s The Good Stuff: Time Capsule examines nineteenth-century women’s struggles, as citizens, nurses, soldiers, and activists, to have an identity outside the domestic sphere and achieve equality. 

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