Mar 12, 2021 2021-03-12
By Taylor Kremer
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in February.
1. Recognizing Points of View in Media Blog
Navigating the news is just as hard as ever for students. Barbara Theirl’s blog outlines a lesson educators can use to help students start identifying words and phrases that could point to bias.
2. The Hip-hop Shakespeare Company
Check out this music theatre production company aimed at exploring the social, cultural, and linguistic parallels between the works of William Shakespeare and that of modern-day hip-hop artists.
3. Digital Comic Museum
Students who would like to see the genesis of the comic book medium should check out the Digital Comic Museum. They can spend days reading free comic books from the Golden Age (1930s–1950s).
4. Freedom Reads: Anti-Bias Book Talk
In response to an overwhelming number of requests for recommendations of antibias children’s books, Social Justice Books, a Teaching for Change project, has launched the Freedom Reads: Anti-Bias Book Talk video series, in which the Teaching for Change associate director shares how the organization selects high-quality, antibias books so that parents and teachers can do the same.
5. BiomeViewer App
BiomeViewer, from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), is a free reference app for iPad about planet Earth. The app covers a myriad of data for the entire planet, including ecosystems and biomes, wildlife, climate, and photos.
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