In celebration of Internet Safety Month, Google has released a classroom curriculum and computer game to teach children in grades 3–5 about online safety and security. The program, called Be Internet Awesome, is part of Google’s effort to instill youth with digital savvy and to encourage them to be good internet citizens.
Created by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, OER Commons offers a comprehensive infrastructure for curriculum experts and instructors at all levels to identify high-quality open educational resources (OER) and collaborate around their adaptation, evaluation, and use to address the needs of teachers and learners.
Cignition aims to break the summer-slide trend through an online fantasy world called Fog Stone Isle, which helps students retain the difficult math concepts encountered during the school year through crafting activities during the summer months.
The Earth sciences curriculum, offered online through Penn State World Campus, can prepare you to help students in grades 7–12 master the educational objectives related to Earth and space science. You can take a course for professional development in the Earth sciences, learning from faculty who conduct cutting-edge research. Or you can take courses in such disciplines as geosciences, energy and mineral engineering, meteorology, geography, and even astronomy and apply what you learn in the classroom right away. The courses offer flexibility and convenience and are taught by the same distinguished faculty who teach on campus.
The Children’s Nature Network provides a collection of freetoolkits, reports, and infographics on the benefits of nature (wellbeing and academic outcomes), along with free advocacy tools designed to help schools and other organizations connect children, families, and communities to nature.