President Abraham Lincoln was America’s first “technology” president. He used emerging telegraph technology in war, politics, and even his personal life. The Decoding the Civil War project at The Huntington Library is focused on using transcribed and decoded Civil War telegrams to engage new and younger audiences to spark their curiosity and develop new critical thinking skills.
From Wordoor Technology comes Pop On, a freeapp for iOS and Android that allows students to learn a language by connecting directly with native speakers from more than 100 different countries and regions.
The American Association of Physics Teachers High School Physics Photo Contest, sponsored by Vernier Software and Technology, is providing teachers and students in grades 9–12 an opportunity to learn about the physics behind natural and contrived situations by creating visual and written illustrations of various physical concepts.
TIPSbyTEXT is a freetext-messaging program for parents of preschoolers designed to help them prepare their children for kindergarten. Each week during the school year, parents receive three texts about important kindergarten readiness skills.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) North America has launched the Education, Technology, and Opportunity Innovation Competition in an effort to identify effective technology use in education and provide examples of how learning can be improved through innovation.