Free Guide to Encourage Student Creativity

Don’t miss your free resource with teacher-tested edtech activities that empower student expression, engagement, and connection to suit any classroom style. Download this free guide from Logitech and explore new ways to encourage creative learning experiences.

April 1, 2022
Free STEM-Focused College Prep Program

SMASH is a nonprofit organization that works to build a strong, diverse, and socially conscious tech workforce by leveling the playing field through academic learning and experiential engagement for high school and college students.

Digital Learning • Learning Support
Platform for Collaborative Storytelling

BoomWriter is a simple-to-use and highly engaging writing platform that engages and inspires young writers. Students choose from one of BoomWriter’s story starts or write their own. Then they read, plan, and write the next chapter of the story.

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Funding & Recognition
Get Grants Alerts from GetEdFunding

GetEdFunding is a grant-finding resource sponsored by CDW•G that is dedicated to helping educators, schools, and other institutions identify the funding they need in budget-tight times. Check out the Grants Alert section where you’ll find some funding opportunities with fast-approaching deadlines.

Professional Growth
PD to Support Underrepresented Students in STEM Research Competitions

The Society for Science’s Advocate Program provides yearlong professional development supporting teachers and mentors working to increase the number of students participating in STEM research competitions from traditionally underrepresented races/ethnicities and low-income households.

Programs and Scholarships to Increase Minority Representation in Engineering

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. Founded in 1975, NSBE supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and precollegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology.

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Digital Learning • Learning Support
Authentic Opportunities to Learn and Do Mathematics

With the Math in the Media program from the American Mathematical Society (AMS), teachers can stay up-to-date with math in current events and get ideas for classroom activities. The site has two components: Digests of Math in the Media and Tony Phillips’ Take on Math in the Media.
Mobile Learning
Apps to Cultivate Early Literacy

Three new early-literacy apps—released for free from Harvard Graduate School of Education and its Reach Every Reader initiative—are designed for parents and caregivers to use with their children to encourage fun and rewarding interactions, promote dialogue, and give children the foundations they need to read, learn, and thrive.

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Funding & Recognition
Prestigious Economics Competition for High School Students

The National Economics Challenge (NEC), sponsored by the Council for Economic Education (CEE), is the nation’s only economics competition of its kind for high school students. Students are challenged to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of micro- and macroeconomic principles, as well as the world economy.

Digital Learning • Learning Support
Stories Celebrating the Best of Humanity

The MY HERO Project inspires people of all ages to learn, create, and act in powerful, positive ways. Heroes give us hope and inspiration. They are examples of perseverance, courage, kindness, and compassion. The MY HERO website provides digital tools for visitors to publish webpages that honor heroes, using stories, artwork, audio, and films.

Digital Learning • Learning Support
Scaffolded Lessons to Help English Learners Explore the Meaning of Citizenship

Being an American, one of the Bill of Rights Institute’s most popular resources for teaching middle school civics, is getting a significant update, which will include scaffolded support for ESL students.

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Funding & Recognition
Chess Competition for Youth with Disabilities

The inaugural North American Chess Cup for Children with Disabilities will debut in Denver, Colorado, this summer, thanks to 17-year-old chess champion Griffin McConnell, his father Kevin McConnell, and their new nonprofit organization, ChessAbilities.

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Funding & Recognition
Outreach to Engage Talented Underrepresented Students in STEM

The Spirit of Ramanujan STEM Talent Initiative is an outreach effort to find and encourage undiscovered science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) talent in the United States and worldwide. The program is intended for promising individuals who excel in the STEM subjects but lack traditional institutional support through grants and mentorship opportunities.

Mobile Learning
App Harnessing the Power of Citizen Scientists

The Meteor Counter, a free iPhone app developed by NASA, is designed to harness the power of citizen scientists to keep track of meteoroids. Using the app, people from all walks of life can help NASA scientists discover new meteor showers, pinpoint comet debris streams, and map the distribution of meteoroids around Earth’s orbit."

Virtual STEM Outreach Initiatives

Argonne National Laboratory is expanding its digital presence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education with two channels aimed specifically at students and teachers: STEAMville and a new education-focused Instagram account.

Funding & Recognition
Civic Engagement Contest Furthering the Ideal of Community

Applications are now open for the MyImpact Challenge, a civic engagement contest hosted by the Bill of Rights Institute. Teachers and students can receive up to $10,000 for projects to benefit their communities.