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Big Deal Media K-12 Technology Newsletter

Small Footprint, Big Power

Is your classroom full to the gills? As class sizes continue to increase, you no longer have to give up valuable space to accommodate a greater number of devices. LocknCharge’s Revolution 32 Charging Cabinet packs as much charging power and capacity as a traditional charging cart, yet it takes up only half the footprint. The removable racks allow the Revolution Charging Cabinet to accommodate future device needs or STEM/STEAM technology, so you’ll never need another solution.

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Aerodynamics Science Challenge challenge.poweruptoys.com

Funding & Recognition

Paper Airplane Challenge

POWERUP’s first powered paper airplane challenge gives students a hands-on flight experience as they use their creativity while learning about physics and aerodynamics.

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Supreme Court PBS

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Multimedia Resources About the US Supreme Court

PBS LearningMedia’s resources from the award-winning PBS series The Supreme Court chart the Court’s unique evolution through archival footage, graphic techniques, and interviews with legal historians and experts.

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Professional Growth

Online Degree Programs for Effective Teachers

The goal of effective teachers is to maximize their students’ engagement, creating a positive and inclusive learning environment while establishing a culture of continuous education in their classrooms. Waldorf University online programs give teachers the competitive edge they need to pursue careers as counselors, education administration professionals, and special curriculum specialists.

M.A. Education, Effective Teacher
The Master of Arts in education, effective teacher program is designed to help working education professionals bolster their teaching efficiency, refine their leadership skills, and grow their potential in the education field.

M.A. Organizational Leadership, Teacher Leader
Waldorf’s Master of Arts in organizational leadership develops students’ leadership skills and equips students to use those skills as instruments for organizational change within the education industry.

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NASA Education nasa.gov

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

In-flight Activities from the International Space Station

This year NASA is celebrating a Year of Education on the International Space Station, as astronauts and former teachers Joe Acaba and Ricky Arnold make the International Space Station their home.

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Cultural Awareness Game lxbgame.com

Mobile Learning

Minigames Developing Global and Cultural Awareness

The League of Extraordinary Bloggers, also known as LXB, is a team of teen bloggers from China, Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam who are traveling through Asia to track down a mysterious criminal mastermind known as The FOX.

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facebook.com

Social Media

Lessons for Navigating the Digital World

Hosted by Facebook, Digital Literacy Library provides learning resources made available under a Creative Commons license by Youth and Media at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. The lesson modules are designed to help young people develop skills needed to navigate the digital world, critically consume information, and responsibly produce and share content.

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Environmental Service Learning Grants

Funding & Recognition

Grants for Environmental Service Learning

Project Learning Tree (PLT) offers GreenWorks! grants of up to $1,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world.

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Technology for Girls technolochicas.org

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

SPOTLIGHT! On Latinas in Computing Disciplines

TECHNOLOchicas is a national initiative of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Televisa Foundation designed to raise awareness among young Latinas and their families about opportunities and careers in technology.

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Classroom Grants

Funding & Recognition

Grants for Classroom Projects and Materials

The Association of American Educators (AAE) Foundation offers Classroom Grants of up to $500 that can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audiovisual equipment, and lab materials.

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Social Media Platform for Girls genmaverick.com

Social Media

Positive Social Space for Young Girls

Maverick is a free social network that connects young girls with female mentors to express their creativity in a safe space. The social media platform is designed to help preteen and teenage girls engage with both the online content and one another. 

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Critical Thinking Collaboration

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Program Encouraging Respectful Discourse

AllSides for Schools, a multifunctional program of the Mediators Foundation in partnership with AllSides and Living Room Conversations, helps educators teach essential skills in critical thinking, collaboration, listening and respectful discourse, media literacy, and social–emotional learning.

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Global Awareness

Professional Growth

Global Connections for Developing Global Competence

The Global Schools Network (GSN), powered by the Partnership for 21st Century Schools (P21), officially launched on July 30, 2018. Schools from around the world may apply to join this global network focused on global competence, global awareness, linguistic competence, and a curriculum enriched by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Math Games polyup.com

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Digital Playground Exploring Mathematical Thinking

Polyup is a free digital programming environment—designed for mathematics and computer science classrooms—which translates abstract mathematical concepts and exercises into physical form.

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Social Emotional Learning

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Activities for Fostering a Climate of Kindness

The Middle School Kindness Challenge is an easy way to make kindness commonplace and improve school climate and student learning in the critical middle school years.

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Harry Potter Computer Coding kano.me

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Kit for Building a Harry Potter Coding Wand

With the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit, students can build a wand, learn to code, make magic—and then play on their tablet or computer.

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Teaching Guide beyondthechalkboard.org

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Digital Media in Young Children’s Learning

Boston Children’s Museum has been creating curriculum, activities, and other resources for educators and parents for more than 100 years. These resources are rooted in decades of understanding how children learn most effectively and how adults can best support that learning.

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Kahn Academy Young Children khanacademy.org

Mobile Learning

Program Inspiring Learning and Discovery for Young Children

The nonprofit Khan Academy has launched Khan Academy Kids for early learners (aged 2–5). The education app includes thousands of original activities, books, videos, and lessons, and combines subjects such as math and reading with creative activities.

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Chemistry Game molecularium.com

Mobile Learning

Game Exploring the Nanoscale Universe of Atoms and Molecules

My Molecularium is an engaging and challenging molecule-building game developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for iOS and Android mobile devices.

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