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Skype-A-Thon

Nov 15, 2016

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Skype Activity Encouraging Learning without Borders

Microsoft is encouraging teachers and students to celebrate global learning by joining the Skype-a-Thon mission to travel 3 million miles over Skype on November 29 and 30.

Social Writing

Nov 15, 2016

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Social Writing in “Circles”

HaikuJAM is a social writing app that lets students write stories and poems together. Students can either write with others around the world or form “circles” with their friends.

Global Pen Pals

Nov 15, 2016

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Digital Pen Pals for Global Dialogues

A program called Generation Global, part of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, focuses around the skills of dialogue for adolescents aged 12–17. Teachers interested in using Generation Global first must register their schools with the program. Then they can access free lesson plans to introduce the basics of dialogue.

On Education and the Election

Nov 15, 2016

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SPOTLIGHT! On Education and the Election

During the past week, editors at Big Deal Media have received many statements from educational organizations regarding the results of the recent presidential election. As part of our decades-long effort to provide K–12 educators with resources that promote inclusion, tolerance, respect, critical thinking, and advancement of knowledge, we share with you the words of some of these respected organizations.

Become a Science Sleuth

Nov 01, 2016

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Competition to Become a Science Sleuth

DoSomething.org is partnering with 3M for the third year in a campaign called Science Sleuth. Science Sleuth uses an SMS text-message game that asks young people to solve a mystery on their phone, using their math and science skills.

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