Stories of Women Who Have Had an Impact on the World
Women Who Changed the World, an iOS appby education developer Learny Land, takes students on a journey through history alongside 15 brilliant and brave women—from aviators to scientists, artists to civil rights activists. With engaging illustrations and inspiring stories, the app introduces students to several incredible women who have overcome obstacles and contributed to making the world a better place in which to live. Students will discover animated mini-biographies of Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, Wangari Maathai, Frida Kahlo, Malala Yousafzai, Valentina Tereshkova, Svetlana Savitskaya, Sally Ride, Mae Jemison, Margaret Hamilton, Peggy Whitson, Liu Yang, and Katherine Johnson. Each story has multiple-choice questions that prod students to think about what happened next or why something happened the way it did. Cost: $2.99 (no in-app purchases or third-party advertising)
During Hispanic Heritage Month, IBM is working with policymakers and education leaders to increase the number of Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools(P-TECH)in the United States. Currently, IBM hosts 220 P-TECH partners worldwide, and the company plans to expand the program to 150 schools in the US—half of the company’s total commitment of 300 by 2023.
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring recognize those who have made significant contributions to mentoring and thereby support the future productivity of the US science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce.
The Making for Good Challenge builds on a Stanley Black & Decker and Discovery Education program—Innovation Generation—igniting, engaging, and empowering students in grades 9–12 to become makers, using no-cost dynamic digital resources.