The New England Ski Museum at Franconia Notch State Park in North Conway, New Hampshire, collects, conserves, and exhibits elements of ski history for research, education, and inspiration. The museum’s permanent exhibit is From the First Tracks to the Fall Line: eight thousand years of skiing.
Each month we publish blogs and newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in August.
Northwestern University’s Knight Lab comprises a team of designers, developers, students, and educators who are working together to generate new ways to communicate digitally as a means to enhance journalism in the ever-changing digital age.
The MY HERO Project inspires people of all ages to learn, create, and act in powerful, positive ways. Heroes give us hope and inspiration. They are examples of perseverance, courage, kindness, and compassion. The MY HERO website provides digital tools for visitors to publish webpages that honor heroes, using stories, artwork, audio, and films.
The Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago supports teachers in developing critical thinking and news literacy in students—two abilities that will serve students throughout their lives and help them be part of our democracy. Toward that goal, the museum brings an innovative, real-time online exhibit curriculum to schools across the country.
PEN America is inviting submissions for a new national student essay competition about the role of free expression in today’s world. The nonprofit literary organization wants to know what high school students (aged 15–17) think about the threats to this crucial right in the US or abroad.
The nonpartisan, nonprofit News Literacy Project (NLP) has launched a tool for teachers to help them fight disinformation and strengthen news literacy. The tool is aimed in part at highlighting the importance of the First Amendment and value of the free press.
Critical Media Literacy and Civic Learning is a free, open-access ebook with more than 100 activities to engage upper elementary, middle, and high school students with real-world topics and questions related to civic learning.
The Boston Globe is seeking to cultivate the next generation of journalists. Students in the US, who are 14 to 18 years of age, are invited to participate in the Young Reporters Competition, inspired by Home Before Dark from Apple TV+.