Apr 08, 2022 2022-04-08
By Big Deal Media
Each month we publish blogs and 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 March.
1. Lesson on the Unfolding Conflict in Ukraine
The New York Times Learning Network has published a lesson on the Russian invasion of Ukraine in the hope that it can both help students understand what has led to the “most significant European war in almost 80 years” and encourage them to follow along as the news develops.
2. Projects That Inspire Students to Become Changemakers
The nonprofit Makers for Change (M4C) serves students and teachers by increasing equitable access to advanced technologies, supporting community engagement in makerspaces, and inspiring makers to become changemakers. Students are empowered to start chapters at their schools and learn about making through a social impact lens.
3. Game That Emphasizes Building a More Peaceful World
Minecraft has released an immersive educational game called Active Citizen, in partnership with the Nobel Peace Center and Games for Change. The goal of the game is to help educate youth worldwide about Nobel Peace Prize laureates, past and present, and foster an understanding of the skills needed to drive positive change in the world.
4. Tool for Parsing Fact from Fiction
The nonpartisan, nonprofit News Literacy Project (NLP) has launched a tool for teachers to help them fight disinformation and strengthen news literacy. The tool is aimed in part at highlighting the importance of the First Amendment and value of the free press.
5. Art Project Promoting Unity Through Diversity
The vision of Mural Mosaic is to “(Re)Connect the World” through the joy of art—one painted tile, one tree, one community, one country at a time. Through its Global Roots project, Mural Mosaic aims to reach out and create as many murals as possible around the world to reconnect individuals to their roots—the roots of their communities, homes, and families, as well as the roots of sharing, giving, and connecting. A mosaic of individual strengths and differences together becomes one united work of art.
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