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Open Source Software Development

Dec 01, 2017

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Challenge to Code Open Source Projects

Google’s eighth annual Code-in challenge 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.

OER Resources

Oct 02, 2017

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Lesson Planning with IBM Watson

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 Watson 1.0, 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.

Vietnam War Documentary

Sep 15, 2017

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Documentary Series Commemorating the Vietnam War

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series 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.

Kahoot Game Based Learning

Sep 15, 2017

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Library of Curriculum-Aligned Games

Kahoot!, the game-based learning platform, has launched Kahoot! Studio, offering a library of ready-to-play, curriculum-aligned, and original Kahoot! game collections.

Fake News Journalism

Aug 15, 2017

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Game Testing Fake News Judgment

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.

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