June 1, 2022
Web Tool for Exploring the Predictive Power of Scientific Models

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) has created an online version of its popular activity “Determining and Measuring Earth’s Layered Interior” to challenge students to use evidence in the form of earthquake data to understand the Earth’s interior layers.

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Digital Learning • Learning Support
Virtual Visit to the Home That Shaped Abraham Lincoln’s Life

The Lincoln Home National Historic Site is an ideal place to expand students’ knowledge and curiosity of Abraham Lincoln. The historic site’s programs are inspired by the essential question, How can artifacts help us understand a person or time period?

Funding & Recognition
Cool Tool for Finding the Funds You Need

GetEdFunding is a grant-finding resource wizard, dedicated to helping educators, schools, and other institutions identify the funding they need in budget-tight times.

Professional Growth
Tips for Talking to Children About Violence

High-profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved ones are at risk. They will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. The National Association of School Psychologists offers guidelines for explaining violent events to children of different ages.

Weekly Science and Technology News Magazine

New Scientist is a popular weekly science and technology publication. The websiteapp (for iOS and Android), and print editions cover international news from a scientific standpoint and ask the big-picture questions about life, the Universe, and what it means to be human.

Social Media
SPOTLIGHT! On Education Influencers to Follow on Social Media

Education influencers act as voices of authority in the field. From teachers to policymakers, education influencers explore hot topics across the globe.

Digital Learning • Learning Support
Online Exploration of the Place Where Emily Dickinson’s Life Unfolded

Emily Dickinson forged her power of creativity and insight in the intimate environs of her beloved home, creating extraordinary poetry that touches the world. Visitors to the Emily Dickinson Museum can explore The Homestead where Dickinson was born, died, and did most of her writing.

Funding & Recognition
Prize Connecting Young Champions of the Earth to International Mentors

Sponsored by The World Around with the support of Meta Open Arts, the inaugural Young Climate Prize is an open invitation for young people aged 13 to 25 anywhere in the world to share their work and activism related to climate change.

Digital Learning • Learning Support
Journey of Discovery into the Musical Diversity of the Planet

Smithsonian Folkways Learning Pathways (SFLP) are in-depth curated journeys of discovery that place music at the heart of the educational experience. The free online resources provide a basis for K–13 teachers to explore a broad range of cultural, historicalsocial, and musical themes with their students.

Funding & Recognition
Dashboard Reflecting ESSER Expenditures

A year ago, school districts wrote plans for how they were going to use their share of the $122 billion in American Rescue Plan money. A team at Edunomics Lab is compiling data—reflecting actual spending, district by district—and has posted the early results in the ESSER Expenditure Dashboard.

Professional Growth
National Mentoring Movement for Students in Marginalized Black Communities

The National CARES Mentoring Movement is pioneering new paths forward that enhance the education of students in marginalized Black communities and underresourced schools. CARES’ 32-week curricula are built to help children heal the multiple traumas of impoverishment and override the debilitating effects that unaddressed will be lifelong.

Multimodal Text Sets Linking Science and Literacy for All Learners

Mathscience, and literacy initiatives are part of a $1.25 million National Institutes of Health grant that University of Missouri professors are using to develop text sets for multidisciplinary middle school lessons.

Mobile Learning
Native American Culture Brought to Life Through Immersive Reality

The OurWorlds app—winner of the 2022 SXSW EDU Launch Competition—teaches Native American history via virtual realityaugmented reality, and artificial intelligence. The app also includes geolocation features that tailor Native history to where the user is located.

Mobile Learning
Augmented Reality (AR) App That Lets Users Wander the Solar System

Night Sky: A Guide to the Universe, by iCandi Apps, is a cool way to explore the Universe. With a map of 1.7 billion stars, planets, and other celestial bodies, it is one of the most comprehensive apps in the galaxy.