Middle Tennessee State University: Free Speech Center offers teachers free Bill of Rights guide for Constitution Week

Middle Tennessee State University: Free Speech Center offers teachers free Bill of Rights guide for Constitution Week. “‘Each year teachers look for fresh resources to help teach young people about America’s core constitutional principles,’ said Ken Paulson, director of the center. ‘We’re pleased to provide free of charge a new and updated edition of the respected textbook “The Bill of Rights: The First Ten Amendments” written by Belmont University law professor and Constitutional scholar David Hudson.’ The book is intended for use in classes in grades 7 through 10, and gives both teachers and students a concise overview of Constitutional principles.”

UConn Today: New Website Developed By Neag School Will Assist High School History Teachers

UConn Today: New Website Developed By Neag School Will Assist High School History Teachers. “Connecticut is the first state in the nation to mandate that all of its high schools offer an elective class on Black and Latinx history. These classes must be taught by the fall of 2022, but many high schools have added them to the curriculum this year. Alan Marcus, a professor of curriculum and instruction in UConn’s Neag School of Education, has led a team that developed a website to assist high school teachers with the instruction of this course.” I took a quick look and didn’t see anything that was state-specific.

Smithsonian Magazine: Free Online Resources About 9/11

Smithsonian Magazine: Free Online Resources About 9/11 . “Individuals hoping to learn more about this multifaceted history may find it difficult to know where to start. To support this search, Smithsonian has compiled a list of 12 free resources that deepen readers’ understanding of the September 11 attacks and their complicated, painful legacy. From the Library of Congress to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, these archives, databases and web platforms help researchers and members of the public alike make sense of one of the most defining events of the 21st century.”

Indiana University Kokomo: Sociology professors study podcasts as teaching tool

Indiana University Kokomo: Sociology professors study podcasts as teaching tool. “Jamie Oslawski-Lopez, assistant professor of sociology at Indiana University Kokomo, teamed up with Gregory Kordsmeier, dean of the School of Social Sciences and associate professor of sociology at IU Southeast, for a research study about use of podcasts in their classrooms. Their findings, along with best practices for using podcasts as instructional material, will be published in the October 2021 Teaching Sociology, a top-tier research journal focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning in sociology.”

Arab News: New partnership aims to push boundaries of science for young Arabic speakers

Arab News: New partnership aims to push boundaries of science for young Arabic speakers. “King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia teamed up with a leading academic publisher for the recent launch of the Arabic version of Frontiers for Young Minds, an open-access educational resource through which young Arabs worldwide can access a library of child-friendly scientific articles in their own language.”

Smithsonian: Smithsonian To Host First Annual Educator’s Day

Smithsonian: Smithsonian To Host First Annual Educator’s Day. “The Smithsonian will host its first annual Educator’s Day Friday, Sept. 17. The free full-day virtual event will bring together museum educators and teachers from across the country to explore opportunities to collaborate, learn from one another and discuss the future of education. The day will include plenary sessions and more than 30 breakout sessions between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET. Pre-K–12 teachers across the country are invited to participate in this inaugural event.”

Wolfram Blog: A New Way to Ask Wolfram|Alpha Questions with Math Input

Wolfram Blog: A New Way to Ask Wolfram|Alpha Questions with Math Input. “The input field now formats as you type, which is very helpful, especially for people using Wolfram|Alpha in the classroom, or while studying or doing homework. Most mathematics, especially in the US K–12 standard curriculum, is taught by using handwritten methods, and seeing this formatting as you type is extremely useful.”

EarthDate: An Amazing and Powerful Tool for Educators (Bureau of Economic Geology)

Bureau of Economic Geology: EarthDate: An Amazing and Powerful Tool for Educators. “EarthDate is a vibrant, entertaining, and educational weekly radio program now reaching thousands of listeners on 418 radio stations in all 50 states and Canada. There are now 231 educational podcasts ready for download and playback from the Bureau’s website… Topics range widely from the importance of bees in agriculture to the 100th anniversary of the destructive solar superstorm of 1921. Bureau Director and Texas State Geologist Dr. Scott Tinker hosts each two-minute episode.”

UNC University Libraries: University Libraries releases 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge syllabus

UNC University Libraries: University Libraries releases 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge syllabus. “Libraries and library workers interested in examining racism, bias and inequity have a new tool to do so. The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has released the syllabus of its recent 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge focused on libraries and archives. The syllabus is the work of the University Libraries’ IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility) Council.” The syllabus is available as a Creative Commons licensed PDF. A lot of the resources in it are freely available, though some are specific to UNC libraries.

Launch Back to School With NASA: Student and Educator Resources for the 2021-2022 School Year (NASA)

NASA: Launch Back to School With NASA: Student and Educator Resources for the 2021-2022 School Year. “As students across the country are saying goodbye to the summer and the new school year is kicking off, NASA is gearing up to engage students in exciting activities and thought-provoking challenges throughout the year ahead…. Below, NASA has prepared a long list of mission-related resources and opportunities for students, educators, and families to utilize during the 2021-2022 school year. Follow NASA STEM on Twitter and Facebook social media channels using the hashtags #BacktoSchool and #NASASTEM for additional content and updates.”

Museums+Heritage Advisor: New funding opportunities launched as Paul Mellon Centre film series champions properly funded research

Museums+Heritage Advisor: New funding opportunities launched as Paul Mellon Centre film series champions properly funded research. “Telling previously unknown or seldom told stories unearthed by recipients of its funding awards, one of six films charting a broad range of topics will be released each week from today. Shot on location at venues including the British Museum and the British School at Rome, the short films – each no longer than six minutes to ensure maximum impact – have been conceived not only to highlight intriguing new research but to make the case for the importance of properly funded scholarship.”

University of Maine: Researchers assess whether open educational resources improved biology instruction

University of Maine: Researchers assess whether open educational resources improved biology instruction. “The National Science Foundation awarded a nearly $2 million collaborative research grant for principal investigators from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Cornell University and UMaine to assess the effectiveness of open educational resources in teaching core biology concepts, facilitating student-centered learning and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Funding for the five-year project derived from the NSF’s Vision and Change Program.”