Inspired by a miserable experience of being bullied in middle school, 16-year-old Natalie Hampton created Sit With Us, a freesocial networking app for the iPad and iPhone, to promote kindness and inclusion in schools. The app allows students to coordinate lunches with their friends, as well as volunteer to be Ambassadors for their schools and post open lunch events on campus where everyone will be included. Cost: Free
NPR invites students around the country to create a podcast and then—with the help of a teacher—compete for a chance to win NPR’s grand prize and have their work featured on national public radio. This contest is for teachers with students between grades 5 and 12.
Based in Australia, Fizzics Education hosts more than 150 freeresources, including science activities and experiments, and podcasts with teaching ideas. For example, in a November 2019 podcast, two educators describe how they help their learners understand STEM from the early years and onward.
Since its launch in 2011, the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog has included more than 900 posts covering a wide range of topics and suggesting various strategies for deepening student engagement and learning.