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Digital Learning • Learning Support

A combination of technology, digital content, and instruction.

library of congress collect stories of the pandemic

May 15, 2020

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Platform for Sharing Moments Connecting with Loved Ones

In this historic pandemic, when people across the country are feeling alone, one meaningful conversation can make all the difference. The StoryCorps Connect platform enables anyone to remotely record a StoryCorps interview with a loved one using videoconferencing technology. The audio and a still photo from each interview will be preserved in the Library of Congress.

several free learning games

May 15, 2020

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Collection of Free Games for Learning at Home

Filament Games has curated several free learning games in multiple subjects, including life science, media literacy, and women in STEM. For example, the Oculus game Breaking Boundaries in Science is a virtual-reality celebration of some of history’s most renowned women in the STEM arena.

college students tutor and mentor high school students

May 15, 2020

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Online Tutoring Program Pairing K–12 Students with College Mentors

CovEducation, an online platform created by students from Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, pairs college undergraduate and postgraduate student mentors with K–12 students affected by school closures during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

resources to tie art to history

May 15, 2020

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Thematic Curricula Connecting Art and History Through Inquiry

Works of art are special kinds of historical sources that spark inquiry in the classroom in remarkable ways. Developed by educators at the Art Institute of Chicago, Art + History is an innovative method for using art as a primary source for historical inquiry.

Tell Your Story

May 01, 2020

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Video Series That Encourages Young People to Tell Their Own Stories

Recently appointed National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress, young adult author Jason Reynolds is bringing his storytelling to students virtually through videos and newsletters as part of his “GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story Program.”

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