Great Digital Learning Resources for the Month of March

March is Women’s History Month

You might be surprised to find that Women’s History Month’s roots go back as far as 1909.  Take some time to discover Herstory!  where the American Women’s History Initiative “amplifies women’s voices to honor the past, inform the present and inspire the future.”  Check out the For Teachers tab to find out about American Women in Wartime and selected resources for teachers from The Library of Congress, National Archives, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service and Smithsonian Institution!

Do not miss the Audio and Video tab which features amazing archival footage  from the government agencies above.

A Mighty Girl, a website with resources for “smart, confident and courageous girls” has  an impressive list of books, movies, music and a best of lists just for girls. It also has a set of very colorful, cool, free, downloadable posters celebrating women role models in science, technology and math.

The posters were created by Nevertheless “ a podcast which celebrates women transforming teaching and learning through technology.” 

This year’s theme is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.”

Teen Tech Week is the second week in March

YALSA is re envisioning it to create a larger advocacy/awareness campaign to promote the importance of year round services. The TTW Page has a publicity kit and tips for celebrating and has lists of apps, 3D projects and more, much more.

For Grades PreK-12, Free Resources for Teaching About St. Patrick’s Day may be found at:

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17

TeAchnology offers Writing Starters with lesson plan titles such as: “A Day in the Life of a Leprechaun” and “An Irish Blessing”. Social Studies and Economics classes could plan A Visit to Ireland or create a timeline showing the significant events and contributions that have come from the Irish immigrating to America.

The Techie Teacher also has digital activities for St Patrick’s Day for kids. There are ideas for an ipad story, Google Drawing and Google Slides as well as others.Picture

81st International Technology & Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Annual Conference

If you are in the Kansas City, Missouri area on Thursday, March 28th, consider dropping by the ITEEA STEM Showcase from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm.  We will be showcasing “Libraries: Bringing STEM to All through Collaborations: Collaborating with teachers from different content areas, Partnering with other schools and Community Businesses/Organization, Granby High School’s Librarians through Digital Learning and ALA International Games Day and monthly gatherings bring STEM activities, both plugged and unplugged, introduce students to career ideas and other opportunities.”

The conference runs from Wednesday, March 27th-Friday, March 29th. This years theme is Technology and Engineering Bring STEM to Life!  If you can’t make it, check out the details at ITEEA 2019 Conference.

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Deborah Marshall is the Department Chair of Career & Technical Education and Lisa McKnight Ward is the librarian at Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia. Both are Nationally Board Certified, former Teachers of the Year, who have taught multiple subjects including AP and IB courses. They have over a decade of experience collaborating on technology-based learning. Read more (opens in new tab)