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MathAndCoding Turns the Library into a Coding Classroom (Part 2)

Tech Soup Blog

The concept of] family literacy is also very important in our community. In part 1 of this series, we introduced MathAndCoding , a nonprofit that offers teen-led programming classes for children in public libraries in the Silicon Valley area. In part 2, we offer a librarian's perspective as the host for this program. As the first librarian to host it, Karin Bricker, library manager for youth and outreach services at Mountain View Public Library, had to overcome some initial skepticism.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Join us at ILA to learn how to break through the challenges of shifting practices, advocate for all students, and make a difference in and out of the classroom. The Reading, Literacy and Learning Conference. The Reading, Literacy and Learning Conference. The Annual Reading, Literacy & Learning conference is a source of information for anyone affected by dyslexia and other learning based challenges. It's finally here!

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Higher Education Funding & Grant Resources

Bloomerang

Similar to the funders in my previous post on education , the organizations listed below focus their efforts on activities inside and outside of the classroom. They award grants to education and literacy programs as well as a few other categories.

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COVID-19 contributed to major education funding gap, report finds

Candid

According to Theirworld, if the annual funding gap is not met—and there are no plans or proposals to address the gap currently—more than half the world’s children are at risk of failing to attain basic literacy skills by 2030. Reprinted from PND.

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August Awareness: National Back to School Month

Qgiv

From tissue boxes and hand sanitizer to markers and notebook paper, every classroom needs resources to support their students and that’s where you can help.

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10X: CEO’s Update: Spring 2014

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Technology currently serves privileged groups through tools that provide access to education, literacy, health, and justice. Highlights of this Update: Human Rights Global Literacy Benetech Labs and Board of Directors Human Rights In the age of hyper-surveillance, it is clear that at-risk human rights defenders are no longer the only ones who need the know-how to protect sensitive information. 10X: ten times the impact. That’s what’s been on my mind lately.

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Remote Technology in the Pandemic: Rebalancing Toward Equity and Access

Non Profit Quarterly

This was part of the national conversation when schools pivoted to online classrooms, which catered to families with reliable internet, ample supply of modern devices, and space to use them.

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How to Get Your Nonprofit’s Story in the News

Get Fully Funded

Local literacy program supporting students in Haiti raises record-breaking funds, moves 24 students off waiting list. 5K will raise money for school’s outdoor classroom and track .

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How Malala Fund’s Innovative Grantmaking is Revolutionizing Education for Girls

Saleforce Nonprofit

During the pandemic, these local education leaders have been critical in identifying and launching initiatives that not only assist girls in continuing their education during school closures, but also help them get back in the classroom when schools reopen.

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One Organization’s Quest for Good

NonProfit Hub

Her purpose would be discovered while visiting classrooms. While there, McDonald noticed that many classrooms had only a stack of books to share between hundreds of children. “It By using ICT infrastructure that is already set up in these countries, Library For All partners to ensure that quality, locally relevant reading material is available to help improve literacy and promote education. How These Entrepreneurs Got Their Start.

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Great List of Links: Preschool Technology

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Early Connections - Preschool is a great set links from the Northwest Technology Consortium on integrating technology into the pre-school classroom. According to this site, In the preschool classroom, children and teachers are working on readiness skills and early literacy experiences. Technology can help to support these lessons when used in planned and guided manner.

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Make Your Nonprofit Board Meetings Magical

BoardAssist

Ideas include financial literacy training, fundraising discussions, or a presentation about a political or economic issue that affects your organization. Susan’s practical approach to fundraising and board development has made her a frequent presenter at conferences and in classrooms, including a course she teaches at Johns Hopkins University. No one likes a dull board meeting, or a long one, or one that doesn’t start on time.

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President's Update: Summer 2008

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Here are the highlights of this update: Bookshare.org for Education awarded $32 million over five years Miradi, our new project management software for the environment Human rights: the International Criminal Court, Colombia, Liberia and Darfur Recruiting: Betsy Burgess joins as our first Director of Marketing Landmine Detector Project on ice, Route 66 Literacy revived Bookshare.org for Education awarded $32 million The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) of the U.S.

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9 Amazing Organizations Share Their Tech Success

Tech Soup Blog

The Kosch-Westerman Foundation connects terminally ill children to their classrooms through technology. New Heights Educational Group is an educational support and literacy center for families with children who are struggling in school. Over the past year, we've been doing TechSoup Impact stories about nonprofits, churches, and libraries doing great work with TechSoup product donations. Here are the ones we especially liked from the past year! HART for Animals.

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Working Wikily: Establishing A Giving or Gifting Culture in Wiki Community

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" The course had no existing curriculum and it provided a real life laboratory for him to have the curriculum come out of the community interactions that were happening in the classroom. Another point about goals: Community Literacies esp. Maybe the most important part of the of a course like this are the community literacies that are accumulated through a community enquiry into new material. If you have kids, you probably also read bedtime stories to them.

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[VIDEO] Measure Of Success: Creating Tools And Process To Report Impact

Bloomerang

Do they like those one-time projects, those capital projects where you can build that outdoor classroom or,” you know, “purchase that mobile mammogram unit for your hospital and be able to create impact for years to come?”

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MCON13: Working with Millennials

NTEN

In addition, Fifth Third Foundation decided to focus on financial literacy teaching kids in classrooms about money management. Throughout the day, well be living blogging sessions from MCON13 , a conference to help leaders engage the Millennial generation. We''re attending virtually through the livestream. This session featured panelists Nicole Roy Tobin from Deloitte ; Heidi Jark , Fifth Third Foundation , and Nicole Robinson , Mondel?z

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Seven Ways Your Organization can Put Privacy Into Practice – and Why

Beth Kanter

This applies both in building friendships and in building business, and the learning starts right at home and in the classroom. We guide parents through raising kids in this digital age, and provide digital literacy curriculum to educators at no cost. Photo by Sean MacEntee. Note from Beth: My colleague, Taryn Degnan, from CommonSense Media, shared this wonderful poster about privacy for elementary school kids.

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Building the Tech Capacity of Nonprofits Everywhere with TechSoup's NetSquared Events

Tech Soup Blog

Nairobi, Kenya: NetSquared Kenya Women and Web Literacy Program 2016 – 17. Nairobi, Kenya: Mobile Solar Computer Classroom Project in Kenya. Every day, American nonprofits, charities, and libraries rely on TechSoup's product donation program for the information they need to make smart decisions about technology. But did you know that our work is global?

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An Interview with Silvia Tolisano of Langwitches Blog

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I am fascinated by the possibilities of blogging in the foreign language classroom. tools and my outlook on literacy, available information, research, and cross-referencing opinions has changed completely. Culturally authentic material for the foreign language classroom used to be scarce are now readily available, only a click or an RSS feed away. Silvia Tolisano, Langwitches Blog Tell me about your background?

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Finding the Great Impact Story

Tech Soup Blog

We had a similar experience recently here at Microsoft when we heard a story about a student who participates in our Technology Education And Literacy in Schools (TEALS) program. TEALS is a national YouthSpark program that places computer engineers into high school classrooms to teach students computer science in schools where they haven't the expertise or resources to provide the classes.

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The Art of the Backchannel at Conferences: Tips, Reflections, and Resources

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While this advice is more appropriate for the classroom, Vicky Davis shares how she manages the back channel. Photo by Marcopolos I'm a few weeks away from SXSW where I'll be leading a session called " Nonprofit Social Media ROI Poetry Slam " which will incorporate a lot of audience interaction.

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The Birth of a Field: Digital Media and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The environment for learning is no longer in the classroom and its online, and outside of school. He noted that media literacy has to be integrated as a skill set in all places. Media literacy and creation skills can't be add-ons in schools, but have to be integrated across the curriculum in all subjects. Dr. Mizuko Ito made the point that digital learning is happening primarily outside fo the classroom and in more of a social and play context.

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Computer Refurbishment and Accessibility

Tech Soup Blog

It supplies computers to disabled people of all ages through its technology lending library and it also supplies for special-needs classrooms. The software applications WordQ + SpeakQ provide writing assistance and speech recognition help for people with disabilities, new language learners, and those who are learning literacy.

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Remix This Power Point!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

enhanced cultural and technical literacy, not just an ability to reuse materials, but a willingness to do so. I also recently discovered this post/podcast called " Remixing the Classroom." A student came up with an amazing metaphor for how intellectual property should work in the classroom and in greater society. I have been doing a seminar called "Ten Steps to Web2.0" " which is an introduction to social media concepts and tools for nonprofit use.

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Solutionary Women: Viet-Ly Nguyen

Have Fun - Do Good

Here is a partial transcript from my interview with Viet-Ly: Viet-Ly: Streetside Stories is a nonprofit literacy arts program based in San Francisco and we work with the middle schools -- the public middle schools -- of the San Francisco Unified School District. So, I decided that I want to be a classroom teacher, and I've applied to school. So I think it's really important for teachers of color to be in the classroom, especially in middle school.

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Writing to Change the World

Have Fun - Do Good

Finally, if you want to encourage young writers to write for change, the National Writing Project has published Writing for Change: Boosting Literacy and Learning Through Social Action in 2006. In her post, Diary of Writing for Social Change Research Project , Kris writes about a project she'll be doing with a group of teachers who will conduct research projects in their classrooms about writing for social change.

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Games for Change 2007: Funders Perspective Panel

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mentioned recent studies about taking laptops out of the classroom and there is a problem with using old metrics and it is important to look for new metrics and rethink learning environments in general. Emphasis is on digital literacy. Photo by Rikomatic. The key takeaway for me is the whole point about the need for new metrics to measure learning from games. That the old metrics aren't working. This is the same conversation that is happening around web metrics versus blog metrics.

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Weaving the Web Into Teaching and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Starting way back in 1995-96 when the web was just starting to explode with content, I focused a lot on searching skills, information literacy skills, how to organize and retrieve your finds, etc. If the site is to be used by kids in the classroom, it has to have some interactive component to keep their interest and be engaged. Emily at Emily's World offers her thoughts about "Integrating Web Sites into Teaching."

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Abby Rosenheck, Urban Sprouts, Interview Transcript

Have Fun - Do Good

Abby Rosenheck: When it's in science class, I go into the class and usually there's kind of a classroom piece where we do a lesson, usually something interactive where they are planting seeds or measuring the sugar in a beverage or something related to health or science, and then each day we go outside and do something in the garden: either garden work, or cooking and eating, harvesting from the garden.

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