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TurnItIn Apprecieates Teachers

How Can We Authentically Appreciate Educators in 2021?

In May of 2020, many celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week with well-deserved accolades of obstacles overcome and mountains moved. As we all processed the pandemic-induced shock to the educational institutions around the world, we recognized that while some struggles were behind us, many were still ahead. Turnitin places a high value on authenticity as an essential component of integrity. Learn what upholding that tenant means to Turnitin.

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May 03, 2021

 

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Writing Competitionamericanwritersmuseum.org

Funding & Recognition

Competition Exploring the Impact of Writing on the World

From Alexander Hamilton to Ida B. Wells, writers and their works have had a huge impact on how people see the world. The American Writers Museum is inviting teachers to submit entries from their students in the museum’s second annual OnWord Student Writing Competition. Students’ work should be based on this prompt: Using writing as a catalyst to create change in the world, would you empower, inspire, or disrupt?

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music grants

Funding & Recognition

Grants to Support Music Education Experiences with String Instruments

The Sharon Gewirtz Kids to Concerts fund supports string education by inspiring middle school string students through direct experience with accomplished classical musicians. Mentoring programs and high-level concert experiences are two examples.

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environmental education grant

Funding & Recognition

Grants for Environmental Restoration Initiatives

Quadratec is taking their love for all things environmental and asking educators why they feel they would make a great fit for the Quadratec Energize the Environment grant program. Twice a year, Quadratec offers a grant of $3,500 to an individual or group pursuing a program or initiative designed to benefit the environment.

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Lexia Literacy Programs

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Our Proof Is Your Power

More than 20 reviews by some of the world’s top educational journals found that Lexia Learning’s literacy programs met every major standard for efficacy at every level. Now, that’s power!

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economic resourceseconlowdown.org

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Economics Resources for Flipping the Classroom

Econ Lowdown is an award-winning platform with online resources from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The free teacher portal, accessed by educators in nearly 100 countries, regions, and territories, provides K–12 resources that integrate with Canvas by Instructure.

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economics of covidmru.org

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Microeconomics Lesson on the Economics of COVID-19

Marginal Revolution University’s Externalities and Incentives: The Economics of COVID is a short video that focuses on the positive externality of the COVID-19 vaccine and includes a set of practice questions. The video is free to download or view online.

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medieval artmetmuseum.org

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Virtual Visit to a Museum of Medieval Art

Museum lovers will find The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s second location—The Met Cloisters atop a hill in the northern tip of Manhattan, at the end of long, winding wooded pathways, with stunning views across the Hudson River to the Palisades.

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leadership in education

Professional Growth

Practices for Becoming an Effective Education Leader

The Wallace Foundation recommends five principles all leaders should aspire to adapt: a successful academic vision, a focused learning climate, a model of distributed leadership, solid instruction, and management with an eye toward improvement. How can education leaders put these recommendations into action?

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Professional Growth

SEL Program Prioritizing Educators’ Well-Being

Created for educators by educators, Second Step SEL for Adults is a standalone social–emotional learning (SEL) program designed to help K–12 leaders and staff strengthen their social-emotional skills and create a positive and supportive school climate.

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interactive 3d future jobsunrealengine.com

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Field Guide to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow

Designed by Epic Games, the new Creator’s Field Guide to Emerging Careers in Interactive 3D is a roadmap for students, administrators, educators, and jobseekers that covers the entry-level Unreal Engine skills needed to join this new workforce.

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climate change documentary

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Eco-Documentary Issuing an Urgent Call to Address Climate Change

Winner of more than 40 US and international film festival prizes, the eco-documentary Kiss the Ground unveils a game-changer: we can reverse global warming, and Earth’s soil is the solution. By regenerating earth, we can completely and rapidly stabilize our planet’s climate, restore lost ecosystems, and create abundant food supplies.

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computational thinking digitial literacyinfo.eie.org

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Computer Science Program That Builds Problem-Solving Skills

Engineering is Elementary (EiE), the award-winning division of the Museum of Science, Boston, develops research-based, classroom-tested programs that empower children to become lifelong STEM learners and passionate problem-solvers.

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childrens books appnoveleffect.com

Mobile Learning

Children’s Books to Read Aloud with Cues for Soundscapes

The award-winning Novel Effect iPad app brings stories to life, promotes literacy, sparks imagination, and provides enjoyment for children aged 12 and under. The app follows the voice of users as they read aloud from children’s storybooks, and responds at just the right moment with music, sounds, and character voices.

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geologic models

Mobile Learning

Exploration of Far Distant Lands Using the Power of Augmented Reality

Created by the Fossett Laboratory for Virtual Planetary Exploration at Washington University in St. Louis, the GeoXplorer app for iOS and Android devices helps students understand the complex, three-dimensional nature of geologic structures.

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