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)
Since 2013 the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’sScholarly Communicationsprogram has been making a series of grants to help diversify the body of primary source evidence available to, for example, activists, artists, researchers in humanities fields, community historians, genealogists, teachers, and students. These grants are designed to support and strengthen a body of archival practice called community-based archiving.
An initiative of Microsoft Philanthropies, TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) helps high schools throughout the United States and in British Columbia, Canada, build and grow sustainable computer science programs. TEALS pairs trained computer science professionals from across the technology industry with classroom teachers to team-teach computer science.
DonorsChoose has launched #ISeeMe, a campaign aimed at boosting the amount of culturally responsive materials in US classrooms. These include books written by authors of color or other resources featuring figures from diverse backgrounds.