Big Deal Media K-12 Technology Newsletter

August 01, 2017

 

CUE Powerful Learning cue.org

Professional Growth

Educational Organization Fostering Personalized Learning

CUE inspires innovative learners by fostering community, personalizing learning, infusing technology, developing leadership, and advocating educational opportunities for all.

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NASA Eclipse Website eclipse2017.nasa.gov

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Solar Eclipse Through 3D Printing Technology

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. The NASA eclipse website will broadcast the solar eclipse live and offer advice for safe eclipse viewing.

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Robotics Competition education.makewonder.com

Funding & Recognition

Competition for Future Innovator

MakeWonder hosts the annual Wonder League Robotics Competition, which brings together teams from around the world to solve coding challenges. 

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Math Challenges wouldyourathermath.com

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Math Challenges with Two Opposing Paths

Would You Rather?—a collection of quick and fun math challenges for students—presents a picture with a problem that has two paths. Students then choose one of the paths and justify their choice with mathematical reasoning.

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Community Improvement Community thewonderment.com

Social Media

Projects That Create a World of Good

The Wonderment is a global community that promotes awareness and action as youth explore the world around them.

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Teacher Awards for Literacy

Funding & Recognition

Award for Instilling a Love of Reading

The Penguin Random House Teacher Awards for Literacy recognizes the nation’s most dynamic and resourceful K–12 public school teachers who use their creativity to inspire and successfully instill a love of reading in their students.

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Civics Education whatsoproudlywehail.org

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Civics Curriculum Using Stories and Songs

What So Proudly We Hail (WSPWH) provides free resources and lesson plans to language arts and social studies teachers, demonstrating how short stories, speeches, and songs can be used to enhance civics education.

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VR Online Educator Community

Professional Growth

Community of Educators Exploring Virtual Reality

Teach in VR is an online community for educators interested in using virtual reality (VR) in the classroom.

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Natural and Social Science App kidsdiscover.co

Mobile Learning

Interactive Reading Experiences in Science and Social Studies

The iPad apps by Kids Discover are packed with facts, figures, and stunning images. Each of the apps focuses on a single nonfiction subject in the natural or social sciences.

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Philosophy and Children's Literature [email protected]

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Philosophical Conversations Through Children’s Literature

Philosophy and Children’s Literature, a website created by the Center for Philosophy for Children at University of Washington, provides literature lesson plans for more than 100 children’s books geared toward elementary-school-aged students

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VR Creation Platform cospaces.io

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Virtual Reality Storytelling

CoSpaces turns students from virtual reality (VR) consumers into VR creators. On CoSpaces’s platform, VR becomes a creative tool for student expression—from telling stories and modeling environments to exhibiting work.

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Science Podcasts

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Stories Related to Science and Technology

Wow in the World, NPR’s first podcasts aimed at K–6 students, guides curious children away from their screens and on a journey to connect and discover the wonders of the world around them.

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Grants for Promoting STEM

Funding & Recognition

Grants for Promoting STEM As a Career

The National Science Foundation is awarding up to 18 multiyear grants for efforts that promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in preK–12 schools.

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Twitter Education Chats participate.com

Social Media

Twitter Chats on Teaching in America

Participate’s Twitter education chats occur daily throughout the school year, generally in the evenings. Most have an overriding theme or focus on a specific subject or grade level.

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Promote Computer Science ala.org

Funding & Recognition

Grants for Developing Computational Thinking

The American Library Association’s (ALA) competitive grant program, sponsored by Google, will fund a cohort of school and public libraries to develop resources to help get US libraries “ready to code.”

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Education Radio Network

Professional Growth

Education Radio Network

BAM! Radio is the largest education radio network in the world, offering programming from the nation’s top education organizations and thought leaders and reaching a wide audience of people passionately committed to quality education.

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BDM - 08-01-17 Newsletter

Web Archive Library of Congress

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Artifacts from 21st-Century Online Culture

In June 2017, the Library of Congress debuted two collections featuring artifacts from 21st-century online culture.

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Computer Coding Programming byob.berkeley.edu

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Computer Science Learning

Developed at University of California, Berkeley, Snap! is a free drag-and-drop programming interface designed to help students learn to program.

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Music Education

Mobile Learning

Modern Method for Writing, Recording, and Producing Music

Tuniversity, a project co-founded by Pharrell Williams, aims to “reinvigorate” music education by helping teachers use Apple’s Garageband in the classroom.

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Ask a Researcher researchmap.digitalpromise.org

Professional Growth

Evidence-based Guidance to Classroom Dilemmas

In a new series aimed at closing the gap between research and practice, Usable Knowledge is partnering with Digital Promise on a project that collects real questions from educators across the country and poses them to faculty members at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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