Mozilla Blog: Announcing a Competition for Ethics in Computer Science, with up to $3.5 Million in Prizes

Mozilla Blog: Announcing a Competition for Ethics in Computer Science, with up to $3.5 Million in Prizes. “The Responsible Computer Science Challenge — by Omidyar Network, Mozilla, Schmidt Futures, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies — calls on professors to integrate ethics into undergraduate computer science courses.”

The Power Of Digital: New Initiative To Expand Museums’ Capacity To Share Their Collections With K-12 Educators (Institute of Museum and Library Services)

Institute of Museum and Library Services: The Power Of Digital: New Initiative To Expand Museums’ Capacity To Share Their Collections With K-12 Educators. “The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the launch of a new special initiative focused on building the museum field’s capacity to connect with teachers and students. Museums for Digital Learning is a two-year cooperative agreement that enables museums to broadly share their digitized collections and other resources with K-12 schools across the country.”

BuzzFeed News: Teachers Are Moonlighting As Instagram Influencers To Make Ends Meet

BuzzFeed News: Teachers Are Moonlighting As Instagram Influencers To Make Ends Meet. “If you saw Amy Groesbeck during school hours, you’d think she’s just your typical third-grade teacher. But when the 33-year-old goes home each evening, that’s when her second job begins. She pulls out her iPad and logs into Instagram — where she has more than 90,000 followers.”

Texas forever: UNT history prof sets world record (unofficially) for longest history lesson (Denton Record-Chronicle)

Denton Record-Chronicle: Texas forever: UNT history prof sets world record (unofficially) for longest history lesson. “Andrew Torget hit his first major obstacle in the ninth hour of his lecture on Texas history. His throat was starting to swell up and it was getting hard for him to speak. He still had at least 15 hours to go. My first obstacle came much earlier and to a much lesser degree. I had run out of coffee and still had at least 22 hours to go.”

Dallas Observer: UNT Professor Will Attempt World’s Longest History Lesson

Dallas Observer: UNT Professor Will Attempt World’s Longest History Lesson. “In a moment of serendipity, Andrew Torget and his two young children found themselves scrolling though the fabled Guinness World Records. They began looking for low-hanging fruit in hopes of adding their names to the record book, a dream deferred from Torget’s childhood. While his children had as little luck as their father did at their age, Torget is planning on making yet another attempt at global glory. This time, his intentions go far beyond either fame or novelty.”

The Dispatch: Baker civil rights collection now digitized at Columbus library

The Dispatch: Baker civil rights collection now digitized at Columbus library. “The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library (CLPL) has digitized portions of the Ezra Baker Jr. Papers housed in the Local History Department. The collection pertains to the 1972 case where three teachers — Willie James Conard, Frank Allen Yates and Baker — were terminated from their teaching jobs at Stephen D. Lee High School for violating the school’s grooming code. The violations related specifically to the wearing of sideburns and mustaches/beards.”

Georgia State University: Georgia Association of Educators records open; periodicals online

Georgia State University: Georgia Association of Educators records open; periodicals online. “The records document the merger of the Georgia Education Association and the Georgia Teachers and Education Association, which represented white and black teachers, respectively, and integration of K-12 schools around the state circa 1970. Periodicals from the collection (1930-2017) have been digitized and are available online as part of GSU Library’s Digital Collections. Scholars, students, and the general public are invited to visit Special Collections and Archives to use the collection.”