Dollar General’s Youth Literacy Grants support
literacy programs designed to help students who are experiencing difficulty
reading or are performing below grade level. Grants are available for schools,
public libraries, and nonprofit organizations. Funds can be used for purchasing
books or materials, expanding an existing literacy program, and/or purchasing
new technology for literacy learning. The maximum amount to be awarded is
Deadline: May 18, 2017, 11:00
p.m. (CT), for applications
Here is the second set of Jason Ohler’s revelations about digital storytelling. From using digital stories to educate students and letting them pursue their goals, he explains how digital storytelling can be a powerful education tool to help students mature, grow, and think critically.
In this blog, Jason Ohler discusses 20 revelations about digital storytelling. From simple storytelling technologies in the early days of smartphones to the plethora of information that is available today, he tells a story about the good and the bad, the new and the old, and how we continue learning to find our own narrative. This blog encompasses the first of his revelations.
Students can learn about complex topics with Big Ideas for Little Kids, a freeonlinecurriculum that encourages students to inquire about the world. Developed by two social studies educators, the program uses picture books to cover subjects such as economics and the environment and includes high school students as mentors.