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PBS's Design Squad Nation offers a collection of videos, online games, educator guides, and hands-on activities that can be used at home, in school, in after-school programs, and at outreach events to tap into kids' ingenuity and to get them thinking like engineers.
Through our online communities, Design Squad Nation (for kids ages 8 and older) and NOVA Labs (for ages 13 and up) together give kids a continuum of opportunities for engaging in authentic research and design projects.
Digital Learning Day was created by the Alliance for Excellent Education in 2012 for students and educators to show how technology can transform and personalize learning for all students. Digital Learning Day is a powerful venue to highlight great teaching practice and showcase innovative teachers, leaders, and instructional technology programs that are improving student outcomes. This grassroots effort blossomed into a massive nationwide celebration as teachers realized that Digital Learning Day is not just about technology, it’s about learning and promoting how teachers can use modern tools afforded to every other industry to improve the learning experience in all K–12 public schools.
Khan Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to change education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere. We believe that students of all ages should have free, unlimited access to the best educational content, and that they should be able to consume and master this content at their own pace. Our library of content covers kindergarten to early college math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and reaches into humanities with tutorials on economics, finance, music, philosophy, and art history. We have over 15 million registered users and to date, we have delivered over 300 million lessons and 3 billion exercise problems.
PBS LearningMedia™ is your destination for easy, instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources, including videos, interactives, audio resources, images, and in-depth lesson plans. You can search, save, and share with ease. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia is free for educators.
Through its partnership with PBS LearningMedia, NOVA Labs will develop strategies, resources, and professional development that specifically support teachers and students in using NOVA Labs in classroom and school settings.
The award-winning, nonprofit Science Buddies empowers K-12 students, parents, and teachers to quickly and easily find free project ideas and help in all areas of science, from astronomy to zoology.
Science Buddies works with NOVA Labs to connect teens with fun science activities and science fair projects that extend the Labs experience beyond the web.
Scientific American's website now has a dedicated citizen science page where users can search for projects in which they can participate. Topics include energy and sustainability, evolution, health, mind and brain, space, technology, and more. Each project description includes a summary, how citizen scientists (you!) can get involved, appropriate age/grade level, time commitment, dates, project time, scientist affiliation, and directions for how to join the fun. Users can search for projects by topic, date, type, cost, and grade level.
SciGirls is a multimedia initiative that serves girls, families, and educators in both English and Spanish. Based on best practices in STEM education for girls, SciGirls emphasizes teamwork, problem solving, the freedom to express ideas, and support throughout the process. SciGirl resources model important skills, including prediction, observation, measurement, classification, experimentation, interpretation, and communication, which serve as the foundation for all scientific and engineering endeavors.