Award for Innovative Use of Educational Technology
itslearning has launched its inaugural The Heart of Education award program to honor K–12 teachers who are using technology in new and engaging ways to connect with their students. Teachers interested in submitting to the award can visit itslearning’s Teachers’ Lounge to enter. Submissions will be judged on the innovative and creative ways teachers are using technology in their instructional process, as well as their results. A winner in each of two categories—K–8 and 9–12—will receive a $5,000 grant.
Are you curious how you might integrate computer science in your upper elementary classroom, or are you looking for a unique way to have your students share their favorite books? With technology playing an increasingly important role in every profession, a foundational understanding of computer science is becoming an essential component of student learning. To authentically integrate computer science and literacy, I’m going to teach you how to support your students in using block-based coding to program book trailers.
Educators and students are invited to join members of the DigCitCommit Coalition and education communities worldwide on February 11 and 12, 2020, for a freeVirtual Congress that will connect them with other students and educators who are successfully modeling the five competences of digital citizenship—inclusive, informed, engaged, balanced, alert.
Civilisations AR, an iOS app from the BBC, gives students an unprecedented look at 30 artifacts from around the globe—for example, the Rosetta Stone from the British Museum; an Egyptian mummy from the Torquay Museum in Devon, England; and Rodin’s The Kiss from the National Museum of Wales.