Mashable: All the best free online coding courses available on Udemy

Mashable: All the best free online coding courses available on Udemy. “Roll up, roll up, because we’ve got another batch of free online courses available on Udemy, and all you need to access these courses is a set of handy codes. Udemy offers a wide range of online coding courses covering Python, Javascript, and HTML5. As of April 7, you can take some of these courses for free. There’s no catch. There’s no hidden agenda. There’s just an opportunity to learn something new for free.”

California State University Channel Islands: Virtual Science Carnival will bring more than 50 hands-on science activities to kids and families

California State University Channel Islands: Virtual Science Carnival will bring more than 50 hands-on science activities to kids and families. “The magic of CSU Channel Islands’ (CSUCI) annual Science Carnival will be virtual this year, which will allow teachers, parents and kids from pre-school age on up to the eighth grade to bring hands-on science activities into their own homes and classrooms. ‘With the Virtual Science Carnival, kids can immerse themselves in over 50 activities where they are touching, seeing and doing science,’ said Science Carnival founder and Professor of Chemistry Phil Hampton, Ph.D.”

AGDAILY: USDA launches new website for science-minded students

AGDAILY: USDA launches new website for science-minded students. “Geared toward K-12 students with an interest in food and science, AgLab offers a variety of content to promote a greater understanding of how agricultural research is helping meet the food, fiber, feed and fuel needs of a growing world population while also safeguarding our environment and natural resources.”

PR Newswire: Sesame Workshop Continues Major Commitment to Racial Justice with New “ABCs of Racial Literacy” Content to Help Families Talk to Children About Race and Identity (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Sesame Workshop Continues Major Commitment to Racial Justice with New “ABCs of Racial Literacy” Content to Help Families Talk to Children About Race and Identity (PRESS RELEASE). “Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, is releasing new resources to support families in talking to their children about race and racism. The ‘ABCs of Racial Literacy’ is part of Coming Together, Sesame Workshop’s ongoing commitment to racial justice.”

9to5 Google: Google Search adds practice problems, more step-by-step math explainers

9to5 Google: Google Search adds practice problems, more step-by-step math explainers. “Google has increasingly made Search a resource for students and others wanting to learn about various topics. The latest additions see Google Search surface practice problems, while expanding other capabilities. You’re now able to find interactive practice problems in Google Search to test your knowledge of high school math, chemistry, and physics.”

Lifehacker: Take This Free 10-Day Mental Health Course on Coping With the Pandemic

Lifehacker: Take This Free 10-Day Mental Health Course on Coping With the Pandemic. “Before we go any further, two things to note. First is that this or any online course is no substitute for working one-on-one with a mental health professional and should not be used in place of seeking help if you need it. Second is that therapy isn’t affordable and accessible for everyone, so tools like these are able to provide at least some form of information and guidance. This particular course was created by accredited, licensed clinicians, and includes daily lessons, guided experiences, and other tools to help people manage their feelings and prioritize their mental health.”

EurekAlert: Pretty gameful!

EurekAlert: Pretty gameful!. “To get children and young people interested in the topic of quantum physics, the research alliance is developing an entertaining mobile game that is intended to be played around the world. Based on a popular quantum mechanics thought experiment by Erwin Schrödinger, the players accompany ‘their’ cat through a crazy quantum world and solve attractive brainteasers along the way.”

TED Blog: TED launches TED Audio Collective for podcasts

TED Blog: TED launches TED Audio Collective for podcasts. “While broadly known for its global conferences and signature TED Talk videos, TED is also one of the top podcast publishers in the world. TED podcasts are downloaded 1.65 million times per day in virtually every country on earth. Our shows have been consistently ranked by Apple Podcasts as ‘most downloaded’ of the year, and TED Talks Daily was the second most popular show globally on Spotify in 2020. Now the TED Audio Collective expands upon that foundation, creating a home for shows co-developed by TED and our speakers as well as shows developed and produced independently by inspiring thinkers and creators.”

EurekAlert: New tool makes students better at detecting fake imagery and videos

EurekAlert: New tool makes students better at detecting fake imagery and videos. “Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a digital self-test that trains users to assess news items, images and videos presented on social media. The self-test has also been evaluated in a scientific study, which confirmed the researchers’ hypothesis that the tool genuinely improved the students’ ability to apply critical thinking to digital sources.” The self-test is free and available to the public.

Los Alamos National Library: New virtual platform shows students the science behind everyday objects

Launched last month from Los Alamos National Laboratory, but I missed it: New virtual platform shows students the science behind everyday objects. “What makes bread rise? Why does hand sanitizer keep you from getting sick? How does a microwave oven heat your food? These are just a few of the concepts covered in the new virtual learning platform, See the Science, unveiled in celebration of International Women and Girls in Science Day, February 11, 2021….See the Science targets upper elementary and middle-school students—the age at which students, particularly girls, get intimidated—or inspired—by classes in science, technology, engineering, and math. Materials will also emphasize the scientific contributions of women.” The platform is expected to be available this month.

Mashable: Dive into women’s history with these 4 free online resources

Mashable: Dive into women’s history with these 4 free online resources. “Mashable reached out to the National Women’s History Museum, the National Women’s History Alliance, the New-York Historical Society’s Center for Women’s History, and the National Women’s Hall of Fame to curate a list of engaging resources that elevate the largely untold stories of underrepresented women. They also explore the fight for suffrage and other vital movements within women’s history. We included digital media that feature a wide range of women from varying cultures, sexualities, classes, and fields.”

Knight Center for Journalism: Video of Knight Center’s webinar for journalists covering the COVID-19 vaccines is now available in 7 languages

Knight Center for Journalism: Video of Knight Center’s webinar for journalists covering the COVID-19 vaccines is now available in 7 languages. “Video recordings of the Knight Center’s multilingual webinar, “Covering the COVID-19 Vaccines: What Journalists Need to Know,” are now available for free in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, with Hindi forthcoming. All versions of the webinar can be easily accessed for free and in an ongoing way on a new page available on the Knight Center’s Journalism Courses website.”

Columbus Dispatch: Columbus entrepreneur launches BLCK Talks platform to facilitate Black education

Columbus Dispatch: Columbus entrepreneur launches BLCK Talks platform to facilitate Black education. “Inspired by the Marvel film ‘Black Panther,’ entrepreneur Maurice Womack was motivated to build an educational ecosystem for Black learners. Embracing the mantra ‘knowledge is power,’ Womack, 42, and his wife Erica, 41, developed a communal learning platform called the Wokanda App.”