Our Most Popular Resources from March 2023

By Big Deal Media

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 March.

1. Videos on Effects of Climate Change on the Oceans

The New England Aquarium’s Blue Impact video series expands students’ knowledge of climate change and helps students draw connections between climate change and changes in the oceans.

2. Achievements of Unseen Women in Science and Technology

Scientific discovery has a long history; each new breakthrough has built on the work of countless individuals across years, decades, or even centuries. Many of the people who contributed to developments in science and technology were women. A new primary source set from the Library of Congress highlights some of the work that American women have accomplished in science, technology, and medicine, whether their names are widely known today or not.

3. eBook on Using AI Tools to Teach Critical Media Literacy

Educators and researchers at University of Massachusetts Amherst have released a free, open-access, online ebook to help use AI tools, such a ChatGPT, to teach and learn critical analysis. In their free ebook, Critical Media Literacy and Civic Learning, they offer several tips for using such tools to teach critical media literacy, including in civics or history where students can read political statements from politicians and advocacy groups and compare them to AI-generated statements.

4. Indoor Educational Garden Project

Vireo Education works in collaboration with educational institutions to train the eco-citizens of tomorrow. Vireo’s projects include all the equipment and seeds needed for hydroponic gardening, as well as access to Vireo’s digital platform with instructions related to gardening, ideas for use of the hydroponic garden, teacher resources, and other instructional materials.

5. Web Series on the Science of Teaching Science

Have you ever wished you could see into the minds of your students? The Smithsonian Science Education Center has partnered with FableVision Studios to create a new animated web series that helps teachers do just that.

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