Google’s eighth annual Code-inchallenge calls on students aged 13–17 to complete coding tasks on open source projects, with the aim of exposing teenagers to open source software development. To date, some 4,500 students have participated in the Google Code-in challenge, completing more than 23,000 tasks.
IBM’s famous Watson computing system is helping to power a searchable database of mathematics open educational resources (OERs) designed for K–5 teachers. The new tool, called Teacher Advisor With Watson1.0, is open to the public after a lengthy beta-testing period that sought input from state education commissioners, teachers’ unions, school board associations, and more than 1,000 teachers.
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentaryseries entitled The Vietnam War will premiere on Sunday, September 17, on PBS stations nationwide. The documentary tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film.
A free browser-based game called Factitious helps middle school and high school students distinguish between fake news and real journalism. Players indicate if they think an article is fake, or if they believe it is real.