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BDM Blog 06-01-19

June 03, 2019

 

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Curriculum materials reflecting diversitydonorschoose.org/iseeme

Funding & Recognition

Campaign to Provide Teachers with Culturally Responsive Materials

DonorsChoose has launched #ISeeMe, a campaign aimed at boosting the amount of culturally responsive materials in US classrooms. These include books written by authors of color or other resources featuring figures from diverse backgrounds.

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Uniquely Effective. Seriously Fun.

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Program Incorporating Literacy Skills, Social–Emotional Development, and Engagement

LitLeague creates an engaging social–emotional literacy-learning environment. Perfect for your extended day or after-school programming needs!

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Google Earth geography quizesearth.google.com

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Google Earth Quiz Blending History and Geography

Tucked inside Google Earth is a geography quiz created in partnership with Atlas Obscura. The Natural Wonders Quiz is a multiple-choice challenge that asks students to identify special locations around the world.

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social emotional learningmcc.gse.harvard.edu

Professional Growth

Initiative Encouraging Care for the Common Good

Making Caring Common, a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, envisions a world in which children learn to care about others and the common good, treat people well day to day, come to understand and seek fairness and justice, and do what is right even at times at a cost to themselves.

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Oceanography Digital Learningoceanschool.nfb.ca

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Environmental Challenges Facing the World’s Oceans

Ocean School (OS) is a free, state-of-the-art learning experience that provides the next generation of ocean citizens, innovators, and decision makers with the knowledge and tools to investigate and design innovative solutions for the accelerating challenges that face the world’s oceans.

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Statue of Liberty Ellis Islandlibertyellisfoundation.org

Mobile Learning

App Exploring the Statue of Liberty in Augmented Reality

For more than a century, countless visitors have gazed up at the Statue of Liberty, but no one has ever seen her quite like she appears in the new free Statue of Liberty app, which brings her into the augmented-reality era. From anywhere in the world, the app’s users can look inside the statue, take in the view from beside the torch, and travel back in time to watch 200 years of New York City history unfold, right from the crown.

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cyberbullying artificial intelligence

Social Media

AR Platform Demonstrating the Detrimental Effects of Online Bullying

Grey New York and Stomp Out Bullying, with clinical psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere, have created an artificial intelligence platform called “Emma” that shows how teenage brains are detrimentally affected by online bullying. A short video shows what happens to “Emma” as she’s subjected to a plethora of hateful comments.

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ISTE 05-15-19 - web

Educator awards

Funding & Recognition

Distinguished Awards for Teaching Excellence

The ASM Materials Education Foundation sponsors the Kishor M. Kulkarni Distinguished High School Teacher Award, which honors a high school science teacher who has demonstrated significant and sustained impact on precollege students. ASM International is the world’s largest association of materials-centric engineers and scientists.

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race awarenessinteractivediversitysolutions.com

Mobile Learning

Game Stimulating Productive Dialogue About Race and Ethnicity

Developed by a cultural anthropologist, the two-player Who Am I? Race Awareness Game is designed to stimulate a productive dialogue between adults/educators and children regarding the complex and sensitive issues of race and ethnicity in a multicultural world.

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architecture competitionsdiscoverdesign.org

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Challenges for Building Design Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills

Students, teachers, and mentors come together to design solutions for real-world challenges at DiscoverDesign, an online platform supported by the Chicago Architecture Center. On the platform, students can practice the design process, demonstrate their design skills, develop a portfolio of work, earn badges, and get feedback.

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data privacyImage by Darwin Laganzon from Pixabay

Professional Growth

Reviews on Data Privacy Related to Educational Technology Tools

A group of K–12 educators concerned about data privacy has created an online searchable library called Check the Privacy, which contains information on more than 7,000 edtech tools and programs. The searchable library will be available before the 2019–2020 school year.

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Grants for server makeovers

Funding & Recognition

Server Room Makeover Contest

APC by Schneider Electric invites educators to upload an image or video of their school’s messy, disorganized, or chaotic server room for an opportunity to win a $10,000 IT equipment upgrade for their school through the APC K–12 Server Room Makeover Contest.

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Comic books about economic conceptsnewyorkfed.org

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Comic Books Raising Awareness of Basic Economic Principles

The New York Federal Reserve Bank’s Educational Comic Book Series teaches students about basic economic principles and the Federal Reserve’s role in the financial system.

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Smithsonian Science Standardsssec.si.edu

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

3D Learning and 3D Assessment in STEM

The Smithsonian Science for the Classroom program is setting the standard for 3D learning and 3D assessment. Developed by the Smithsonian Science Education Center, this new integrated STEM curriculum is designed to engage students in phenomenon-based learning through coherent storylines and connect them firsthand to the world around them.

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Grants for community archives

Funding & Recognition

Grants for Community-based Primary Source Archives

Since 2013 the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Scholarly Communications program has been making a series of grants to help diversify the body of primary source evidence available to, for example, activists, artists, researchers in humanities fields, community historians, genealogists, teachers, and students. These grants are designed to support and strengthen a body of archival practice called community-based archiving.

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artificial intelligence in the classroomreadyai.org

Digital Learning • Learning Support

STEAM-Powered Artificial Intelligence (AI) Toolkit

ReadyAi is the first comprehensive K–12 artificial intelligence (AI) education company to create an “out of the box”-ready and complete program to teach AI in the classroom and empower students to use AI for social good. ReadyAi’s AI-in-a-Box is designed for users with different experience levels and abilities.

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social media thankfullness social emotional learninggivethx.org

Mobile Learning

Curriculum Reinforcing Pro-social Behaviors

GiveThx, a digital curriculum and app, affords a structured way for teachers and students to give and receive messages of gratitude (“Thx notes”) and to reflect on their own identity development and learning as global citizens.

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Civicscybercivics.com

Social Media

Program to Prepare Thoughtful, Ethical Digital Citizens

Born in a Waldorf-inspired public charter school classroom in California, Cyber Civics meets a growing need to prepare middle school students to be ethical, safe, and wise digital citizens. The in-class program has three levels—Level 1: Digital Citizenship; Level 2: Information Literacy; and Level 3: Media Literacy for Positive Participation.

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