February 1, 2021
Funding & Recognition
Scholarship Awards to Future Computer Scientists

The Amazon Future Engineer program works to increase access to computer science (CS) education for children and young adults from underserved and underrepresented communities. High school seniors who want to study computer science can apply for one of a hundred $40,000 scholarships offered through the Amazon Future Engineer scholarship program.

Mobile Learning
Reference App to Explore Earth’s Ecosystems

Can your students find frogs on Mount Everest? Do they know what the climate is like in the Congo Basin in February? Do they have endangered species in their own neighborhood? BiomeViewer, from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, is a free reference app about planet Earth.

Professional Growth
Renew Your Passion for Teaching

Penn State’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is led by expert faculty from the Penn State College of Education and conveniently offered online through Penn State World Campus. Through the exemplary in-class learning and research this program offers, you can advance your knowledge of curriculum, teaching, learning, teacher education, and educational supervision. A Penn State education can help you prepare to meet the challenges facing education in diverse and changing social, cultural, economic, and physical environments. Apply by April 1 for a May 17 start.

Digital Learning • Learning Support
Virtual Event Celebrating Diversity in Literature

The 2021 National African American Read-In (AARI) begins on February 1. AARI is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature.

Mobile Learning
Digital Journal for Collecting Notes and Observations from Experiments

Arduino Science Journal gives students access to a robust science toolbox for making observations and collecting sensor-based data as part of their experiments.

Professional Growth
Well-Being and Leadership Experience for Women District Leaders

If you were unable to attend Big Deal Media’s three-evening virtual Power Trip Well-Being and Leadership Experience in November 2020, now you can. Access the 90-minute gatherings and enjoy a well-deserved break, while listening to some of education’s most respected leaders.

History of Pioneering Efforts in Computing

Located in the United Kingdom, The National Museum of Computing houses the world’s largest collection of functional historic computers, including the rebuilt Colossus, the world’s first electronic computer; and the WITCH, the world’s oldest working digital computer. In a 3D virtual tour, students can move around the galleries looking at the machines and their descriptions.

Funding & Recognition
Grants for Bringing Innovative STEM Projects to Life

Do you teach in a middle school or high school? Do you have an innovative idea for improving STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) learning in your classroom? Is your idea project-based learning with measurable outcomes?

Digital Learning • Learning Support
Measurement Tools That Promote Learning and Progress

For the past 70 years, ETS has been driven by a vision of what’s possible when all people can improve their lives through education. It’s why ETS’s uncompromising commitment to equity and fairness is behind everything ETS does. Learn more at ets.org

Funding & Recognition
Competition to Design Environmentally Responsible Solutions to Energy Challenges

The Clean Tech Competition is a worldwide research and design challenge for precollege youth. The program encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources.

Digital Learning • Learning Support
Comic Books from the Golden Age

Today’s comic books stand on the shoulders of giants. Students who would like to see the genesis of the comic book medium should check out the Digital Comic Museum.

Professional Growth
Nation’s Highest Honor for Teachers of STEM and Computer Science

For more than 35 years, The White House Office of Science and Technology has bestowed the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) upon STEM teachers across the country and in US jurisdictions.

Professional Growth
Framework for Engaging Underrepresented Stakeholders in Education R&D

Educational technology research and development will gain additional levels of perspective with Digital Promise’s launch of the Center for Inclusive Innovation. The goal is to bring in communities of color to participate as “co-creators and collaborators” in educational innovation.

Open-Source Kit for Middle School Science

Nonprofit OpenSciEd was launched to create high-quality open-source science instructional materials specifically for middle schools. The lessons are available for science teachers to access and download freely. All align with NGSS and are developed by educators and tested by teachers.


Digital Learning • Learning Support
Educational Simulation Activating a Community Issue

Part of the iCivics suite of games, Activate is designed to provide teachers and students with immersive and effective tools for learning about civic issues.

Funding & Recognition
Student Art Competition on the Diverse History of the White House

The White House Historical Association is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a student art competition on the theme The White House: An American Story. The association is seeking submissions from students across the nation that depict and reflect the White House, its collection, and its diverse history.

Image by lotsotrash from Pixabay
Digital Learning • Learning Support
Videos Taking the Pulse of the Planet

For more than 30 years, National Geographic’s Boyd Matson has traveled the globe, reporting on nature, exploration, science, and adventure—from the heights of Mount Everest to the frigid waters of Antarctica. As the host of Wild Chronicles, Matson reports on people who are exploring Earth, solving its scientific mysteries, and advocating for its protection.

Digital Learning • Learning Support
Photography Exhibit Capturing Historic Moments of Social Protest

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, holds one of the most significant collections of photographs of the civil rights movement. The works in the online exhibition “Civil Rights Photography” are only a small selection of the collection, which includes more than 300 photographs that document the social protest movement.

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