Crash Course is an educational YouTube channel started by the Green brothers, Hank Green and John Green, who are notable for their VlogBrothers channel. Crash Course has been working with MediaWise, a project from the nonprofit PoynterInstitute for Media Studies, to help students evaluate the accuracy of digital information in a 10-episode series on Navigating Digital Information. The curriculum was developed by the Stanford History Education Group and is based around research on civic online reasoning that the group began in 2015. The 10 episodes are designed to help viewers learn how to interact with the internet the way professional fact-checkers do, and along the way come to understand some of the problems with how information feeds are working, and how they can tack against the prevailing winds of misinformation. “Introduction to Online Information,” the first episode of Crash Course Navigating Digital Information, is available for viewing.
Eighth-grade girls outperformed their male peers in five out of six STEM content areas in the most recent National Assessment of Educational ProgressTechnology and Engineering Literacy assessment. Girls were especially strong in testing categories related to communication and collaboration. Nearly all student subgroups posted increases in scores, including among black students, Asian students, white students, low-income students, public school students, students whose parents did not finish high school, and those whose parents graduated college.
Diversity-specialized programs equip students with the knowledge, resources, and skillsets they need to achieve STEM opportunities in computing. Code as a Second Language (CSL) is a national initiative that works toward introducing youth to computer science and making technical training and careers accessible to women and underrepresented minorities.
Born in a Waldorf-inspired public charter school classroom in California, Cyber Civics meets a growing need to prepare middle school students to be ethical, safe, and wise digital citizens. The in-class program has three levels—Level 1: Digital Citizenship; Level 2:Information Literacy; and Level 3: Media Literacy for Positive Participation.
Developed by Designmate for iOS devices, the Eureka.in-NSES app enables students of different age ranges and with diverse interests, abilities, and experiences to achieve scientific and mathematical excellence even in abstract concepts such as the Structure of DNA, Complex Physical Laws, or Intricate Chemical Bonds.