For more than a decade, DonorsChoose.org has empowered public school teachers to request the materials and experiences they need for their students. In the coming weeks, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation will help teachers at hurricane-damaged schools create projects of their choosing so that their students can get back to learning as quickly as possible.
100% of donations to the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund will support projects from schools impacted by the storm by rebuilding and restocking their classrooms with materials like books, furniture, classroom supplies, technology, and therapy resources.
Since appearing in these pages five years ago, DonorsChoose.org has doubled the number of projects it has funded and tripled the donors and public school teachers it has connected.
Prefer to donate school supplies directly instead of making a tax-deductible contribution? Start here:
Last month, we featured Amazon Inspire when it went public. This week, the classroom resource-sharing site began accepting uploads from anyone with a login to the online marketplace: just click the "upload new resource" icon in the top-right corner of the site.
Amazon welcomes original resources that you created, and also accepts those instructional materials, assessments, professional development resources, and classroom and school management materials that you have confirmed are openly licensed for sharing.
Consult the FAQ for more guidelines, and a list of the many formats of document, image, and video files that Amazon Inspire supports.
Applications opened today for a global student competition designed to inspire creative thinking about fundamental concepts in mathematics and science.
The Breakthrough Junior Challenge invites students ages 13 to 18 from countries across the globe to create original short videos that illustrate a concept or theory in the life sciences, physics or mathematics. One winner -- judged on the student's ability to communicate complex scientific ideas in the most engaging, illuminating, and imaginative ways -- will be awarded a $250,000 scholarship. The teacher who inspired the winning student will win $50,000; and the winner's school will also receive a state-of-the art science lab valued at $100,000.
Check out clips created by finalists from the past two years:
The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is funded by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, and Yuri and Julia Milner. Its partners include the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Khan Academy, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and National Geographic.