ODO Sound is a global community of young, collaborative music makers who use music as a vehicle to express themselves and form deeper relationships. ODO Sound members connect from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Brazil, Mexico, and other countries. In ODO Sound’s online classroom, members learn to use the latest technology to create music at their own pace and share it with the world. Free weeklyonline sessions allow students the chance to get to know ODO Sound teachers and other members while learning to use tools such as Soundtrap, Ableton, and Musescore. In addition, Skype lessons can be scheduled at $49 per hour.
The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000, and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, aged 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. To date, more than $7.8 million has been awarded to 346 brilliant young people. Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, and Outside the Box.
Ken Burns, who has used archival footage and photographs to tell uniquely American stories, has launched a new site for educators called Ken Burns in the Classroom on PBS LearningMedia. The site is an online destination for free teaching and learning resources inspired by his documentaries.
The Civics Renewal Network is a consortium of nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations committed to strengthening civic life in the United States by increasing the quality of civics education in the nation’s schools and improving accessibility to high-quality, no-cost learning materials. On the organization’s website, teachers will find resources from these organizations, searchable by subject, grade, resource type, standards, and teaching strategy.