American Foundation for the Blind: American Foundation for the Blind’s Helen Keller Archive Launches Free Online Lesson Plans to Celebrate Centennial of Nineteenth Amendment

American Foundation for the Blind: American Foundation for the Blind’s Helen Keller Archive Launches Free Online Lesson Plans to Celebrate Centennial of Nineteenth Amendment. “Delving into the rich trove of information contained in the digital Helen Keller Archive, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) today announced the official launch of a series of free lesson plans designed to teach middle and high school students about using digital and physical archives, the difference between primary and secondary sources, and how to use them appropriately in scholarly projects. A third lesson plan, released today – the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment – focuses on Helen Keller’s advocacy for women’s right to vote.”

Mashable: The online lesson plan marketplace boomed when the pandemic hit

Mashable: The online lesson plan marketplace boomed when the pandemic hit. “The coronavirus pandemic has upended life as we know it, mandating we sequester ourselves to slow the spread of a potentially deadly illness that has killed hundreds of thousands of people globally. That reality presents a whole host of complications to everyday life. One major issue: How do we educate our kids?”

Education Week Teacher: New Public Data Tool Lets You See What Curricula Schools in Nebraska Are Using

Education Week Teacher: New Public Data Tool Lets You See What Curricula Schools in Nebraska Are Using. “The interactive instructional materials map, which Nebraska’s education department debuted on Thursday, shows what curricula districts are using for English-language arts, math, and K-8 science. The map is a project of the Nebraska Instructional Materials Collaborative, an ongoing effort to support districts in implementing high-quality, standards-aligned resources.”

Daily Camera: CU Boulder faculty reach millions with website of engineering lesson plans

Daily Camera: CU Boulder faculty reach millions with website of engineering lesson plans. “Fifteen years ago, Jacquelyn Sullivan and her team at the University of Colorado Boulder started a digital library of engineering lesson plans for teachers at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Last year, TeachEngineering got an upgrade and is growing at a rapid rate and helping teachers across the country — for free.”

EdSurge: ​Teachers Can Now Use IBM’s Watson to Search for Free Lesson Plans

EdSurge: ​Teachers Can Now Use IBM’s Watson to Search for Free Lesson Plans. “IBM’s famous Watson computing system—which defeated Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings in 2011—is coming to education, if not quite the classroom. As part of a new IBM philanthropic initiative, the supercomputer is helping to power a searchable database of open educational math resources designed for teachers in grades K-5.”