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Jun 08, 15

Create stunning business presentations with Emaze templates.

May 19, 15

Explore the biweekly Web Wednesday feature on Big Deal Media, where you'll find new interactive experiences and resources that incorporate 21st century themes and skills into the study of core subjects.

May 19, 15

Sign up at Big Deal Media's website for hELLo!, a free quarterly ELL enewsletter that includes a wealth of information on interactive resources for students, teachers, librarians, principals and others involved in the education of English language learners.

May 19, 15

This free online professional learning community (PLC) is an online hub to share funding sources, interactive opportunities, mobile apps and truly useful websites to support all education professionals who work with special needs students.

May 19, 15

Frequent updates on grant deadlines, free resources and hot, new websites for 21st century learning.

May 19, 15

The Newseum’s innovative Digital Classroom features interactive timelines, archival videos and downloadable historic front pages with cross-disciplinary lesson plans for middle school, high school and college teachers and students. Primary sources, interactives, videos and lesson plans bring history, journalism, and the First Amendment to life for students. The Newseum offers lesson plans in three areas: Media Literacy, History, and Civics.

May 19, 15

Listen Current makes it easy to bring authentic voices and compelling nonfiction stories to the classroom. The website curates the best of public radio to keep teaching connected to the real world and build students’ listening skills at the same time. Listen Current offers three- to five-minute video clips along with a full set of lesson plans and worksheets. The in-depth lesson plans for current events, science, social studies, and English language arts include a listening guide with transcripts, vocabulary, class activities, and additional resources.

May 19, 15

Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library contains more than 73,000 items, including 57,000 photographic prints, as well as thousands of books, pamphlets, maps, and theater broadsides.

May 19, 15

Having students teach pushes them to think about a topic’s underlying concepts and connections in order to gauge what another student knows and to build on that understanding. To boost this metacognitive effect, a team at Vanderbilt University has made a teachable agent for science lessons that displays every step of its thought process onscreen as it learns.

May 19, 15

The GenCyber program provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers at the K–12 level. The program’s goals are to help all students understand correct and safe online behavior, increase diversity and interest in cybersecurity and careers in the cybersecurity workforce of the nation, and improve teaching methods for delivering cybersecurity content in K–12 computer science curricula.

May 19, 15

Microsoft’s DigiGirlz High Tech Camp invites girls in grades 9–12 to listen to executive speakers, participate in technology tours and demonstrations, network, and learn through hands-on activities in workshops.

May 19, 15

Get a free sample or buy A Global iBook by Meg Wilson on the iTunes Store. You can read this book with iBooks on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

May 19, 15

Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Seesaw: The Learning Journal on the App Store. Download Seesaw: The Learning Journal and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

May 19, 15

Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Shadow Puppet Edu on the App Store. Download Shadow Puppet Edu and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

May 19, 15

MIT App Inventor is a free blocks-based programming tool that allows everyone, even novices, to start programming and build fully functional apps for Android devices.

May 19, 15

Excited about STEAM and want to learn more about this innovative approach to education?  Welcome to the STEAMed magazine!  This quarterly publication is absolutely FREE to you, thanks to our generous partners in each edition. Each issue contains high-profile features, educator essays on ways that STEAM is changing their classrooms and schools, and interactive product reviews to help make STEAM practical and engaging for your students.  You can browse, download and/or print this quarter’s edition by …

May 19, 15

STEM education articles free to teachers nationwide in all grades.

May 19, 15

he toolkit offers a step-by-step curriculum and a cadre of professional development resources designed for district and school leaders to facilitate their training of other district and school leaders. The curriculum and other resources will help you to transform your school into a data-driven learning environment.

May 19, 15

Living Online lab promoting digital and media literacy K-12 Reuben Loewy

May 19, 15

The Arts and the Common Core Curriculum Mapping Project has created a guide utilizing the arts in a Common Core curriculum. Because Common Core promotes the importance of all students studying the arts, the guide highlights places where teachers can enhance their English language arts instruction by connecting a genre or particular text, or a theme of a unit, to works of art, music, or film.

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