Big Deal Media K-12 Technology Newsletter

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May 01, 2019

 

Service Learning and Leadership Compteition lead2feed.org

Funding & Recognition

Competition Empowering Students to Lead and Serve

The Lead2Feed Challenge, a component of the Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program, encourages teams of middle school and high school students to hone their leadership skills by completing a service-learning project. Working with a nonprofit organization, each team must set a goal to solve a local, state, or national social or cultural problem.

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Our M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and our Graduate Certificate in Children's Literature are taught by distinguished faculty from Penn State's College of Education and offered online through Penn State World Campus.

Professional Growth

Online Courses to Earn a Master’s Degree or Graduate Certification

Penn State’s M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and Graduate Certificate in Children’s Literature are taught by distinguished faculty from Penn State’s College of Education and offered online through Penn State World Campus. The M.Ed. offers five emphases—Children’s Literature, STEM Education, Elementary Education, Curriculum and Supervision, and Theory and Practice in English, Social Studies, and World Languages; a path that allows participants to customize their master’s degree in curriculum and instruction; online courses replicating those in Penn State’s prestigious, high-quality resident program; and a program from a university long renowned for preparing and supporting education professionals. No matter where you are in the world, you can pursue a master’s degree or certificate backed by a world-class reputation and accreditation, a student support team, and a powerful network of students, mentors, and alumni. Request more information about Penn State’s Curriculum and Instruction (Master of Education) here.

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History Videos AP Classes billofrightsinstitute.org

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Videos to Deepen Understanding and Spark Curiosity

Boclips for Teachers offers an extensive library of engaging videos that bring academic topics to life for all ages while deepening students’ understanding of a variety of subjects. A school-safe alternative to consumer-focused video platforms, Boclips for Teachers gathers video clips from more than 120 partners, including Visual Learning Systems, Intelecom Learning, and Crash Course.

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Science Comprehension Videos

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Passages for Supporting Students’ Comprehension of Science Content

For more than 15 years, OLogy has been recognized as a premier site for science learning by supporting children’s questions about the natural world. Now teachers can use OLogy to support reading comprehension in their classroom.

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Give your point of view kwhs.wharton.upenn.edu

Funding & Recognition

Competition Fostering Business and Personal Finance Skills

The [email protected] High School (KWHS) Comment and Win contest is an opportunity for students in grades 9–12 to dig into the hundreds of online KWHS articles, videos, and podcasts about business, finance, entrepreneurship, leadership, economics, and career and college preparation, and to leave compelling comments about the topics that interest them most. It’s a way for students to read, reflect on, and deepen the conversation around these topics—and get recognition for their ideas.

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101 Books Reading Videos by Authors everychildareader.net

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Videos Featuring Authors Commemorating Children’s Book Week

KidLit TV has partnered with the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader to produce 100 book creator videos for teachers, parents, librarians, and educators across the country to share with their students.

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Media Literacy

Professional Growth

Pathway to Becoming a Media Literacy Educator

PBS and KQED offer a set of free media literacy micro-credentials that validate media literacy skills and classroom implementation practices. These competency-based micro-credentials provide the pathway to earning certification as a PBS Media Literacy Educator.

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Augmented Reality App downloadorb.com

Mobile Learning

App Using Augmented Reality to Develop Maker Skills

With Orb, an iOS app by Pantheon, users young and old can design and build entire worlds in a matter of minutes by transforming simple shapes into 3D objects. For example, instead of creating a tree on a two-dimensional surface, such as a phone screen, students can build the tree as if it were growing in their classroom.

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Augmented Reality Twitter Chat

Social Media

Conversations on Use of Immersive Technology in the Classroom

#ARVRinEDU Twitter chat, which occurs every Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. (CT), discusses the latest tools and connects with innovators who can provide support and encouragement to educators starting to use immersive technology in their classrooms.

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Math Competition for Girls mathprize.atfoundation.org

Funding & Recognition

Prize Celebrating Girls’ Mathematical Creativity and Insight

The Advantage Testing Foundation (ATF) Math Prize for Girls is the largest math prize for young women in the world. Each fall, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, nearly 300 young female mathematicians compete in a challenging test of mathematical creativity and insight.

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Art Teaching Resources artsnowlearning.org

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Collaborative Activities for Arts Integration

ArtsNow provides a structured arts-based pedagogy that promotes collaboration, creative and critical thinking, and the ability to apply arts principles across different disciplines. The ArtsNow resources encourage integration of the arts across all grades and content areas.

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DaVinci Science Art

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Interactives Exploring the Genius of Leonardo da Vinci

May 2, 2019, is the hundredth anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci—artist, inventor, and scientist whose natural genius crossed so many disciplines that he epitomized the term “Renaissance man.” Da Vinci – The Genius, a website created by the Museum of Science, Boston, helps students gain insight into the mind of this genius and the fundamental scientific and artistic principles he discovered.

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Help NASA with Satellite Date observer.globe.gov

Mobile Learning

Tools to Engage in Citizen Science Activities

The GLOBE Observer app extends the reach of NASA’s GLOBE Program by providing a way for citizen scientists to make observations and contribute to the GLOBE community. GLOBE observations help scientists to track changes in clouds, water, plants, and other life in support of Earth system science research.

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Google Coding Competition

Funding & Recognition

Student Contest to Develop Open Source Software

Google Code-in is a contest to introduce pre-university students (aged 13–17) to open source software development. In the fall, Google chooses more than a dozen open source organizations to participate. The organizations create an extensive list of three- to five-hour tasks for students to work on. The tasks are categorized as Code, Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research, Quality Assurance, and Design.

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Teaching Digital Literacy

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Videos on Significant Moments in American History

The Bill of Rights Institute has introduced a new series of Homework Help videos showcasing significant moments in history, often defined by politicians, entrepreneurs, leaders, and even scoundrels. The Homework Help Evidence of History Series explores how people such as Boss Tweed, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and Joseph McCarthy left their mark on American history.

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App to Encourage Conversation

Social Media

Thoughtful Discussion on Best Approaches to Achieve Learning

Kialo is an easy-to-use tool to engage in thoughtful discussion, understand different points of view, and help with collaborative decision-making in areas such as science, technology, and education. With Kialo, users can take on issues big or small, build consensus on a topic, and explore every aspect of a discussion.

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