Protect Instruction Time with Easy At-The-Desk Charging
Many schools are struggling to leverage laptops with batteries that do not last through the day, and students need to be able to charge their devices while they work to get through their lessons. JAR System’s new Active Charge for Adapt4 USB-C Charging Stations are all-in-one portable power solutions to provide at-the-desk charging without running power strips or extension cords to desks. Take advantage of a limited-time offer.
Challenges Building Cybersecurity Skills in a Safe Environment
The biannual National Cyber League (NCL) Competition simulates real-life cyberthreats in a safe environment for high school students to learn how to defend organizations against such threats and keep them secure.
How Fulton Keeps 94,000 Students Engaged with ClassLink
Dr. Emily Bell, Chief Information Officer for Fulton County Schools, Georgia, says ClassLink helps her district’s 94,000 students stay engaged, whether they are remote or in class. Students access digital resources from one place with one login, while leaders and teachers track engagement with usage analytics. Bell says with ClassLink Analytics, teachers monitor which digital resources students engage with and for how long, allowing them to step in quickly when students need support. “For us, ClassLink is an important element in our success, whether we are in school or in remote learning,” says Bell.
Online Course Presenting the Science Behind Well-Being
To help young people combat the growing mental health crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Yale University is offering a variation of its most popular “happiness” course to more than 500 low-income high school students around the nation at no cost.
Searchable Database of Visual Content in Historic Newspapers
For more than a decade, educators and students have explored historic newspapers through the Chronicling America website. Now the latest machine learning experience from Library of Congress Labs allows users to search visual content in American newspapers dated 1789–1963.
Illustration by David Huyck,
in consultation with Sara Park Dahlen
Videos Exploring Multicultural Children’s Books Through an Antibias Lens
In response to requests for recommendations of antibias children’s books, Social Justice Books has launched the Freedom Reads: Anti-Bias Book Talk video series. Each episode walks viewers through a synopsis of the book, relevant resources, and four to five key points from an antibias, critical literacy perspective.
Digital Promise and Verizon have teamed up to offer freetraining pathways for individual teachers that will lead them to educator microcredentials. Three pathways are currently available, with more to be offered later in the year.
Nation’s Highest Honor for Teachers of STEM and Computer Science
For more than 35 years, TheWhite 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. More than 5,300 teachers have received PAEMST, the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K–12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching. Awardees receive a trip to Washington, DC; a $10,000 award; and opportunities to network with colleagues from across the nation. To learn more about eligibility requirements, nominate a teacher, or apply yourself, visit www.paemst.org.
Compelling Stories at the Heart of Science and Society
The Science History Institute in Philadelphia collects and shares the stories of innovators and the discoveries that shape our lives. As the natural repository for the history of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences, the institute preserves, interprets, and houses an archive and library of award-winning digital content.
Exhibits and Artifacts Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists
Oxford University’s History of Science Museum hosts a leading collection of scientific instruments from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century. The museum’s virtual tours allow visitors to explore exhibits and artifacts of some of the most important scientific discoveries in science history.
Interactive Exploration of Congress and Civic Engagement
KidCitizen introduces a new way for K–5 students to engage with US history. In KidCitizen’s interactive episodes, children explore civics and government concepts by investigating primary source photographsfrom the Library of Congress and connect what they find with their daily lives.
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