March 13 is Digital Learning Day

image of child's hands on keyboardDigital Learning Day, March 13, focuses on giving students the opportunity to learn in an increasingly digital environment everyday. The event raises awareness about digital learning instructional practices and the effective use of technology in K–12 classrooms, ensuring that every child has the opportunity to learn in an innovative, digital environment. Exposing students to a technologically enhanced education increases student achievement and engagement, as well as preparing them for a progressively interconnected world outside the school walls.

Observe Earth Hour on Sat March 28, 2015 from 8:30pm-9:30pm

earth hour logoJoin Earth Hour 2015 on Saturday, March 28, at 8:30 p.m. (local time), when people from more than 160 nations turn off their lights as part of a global, rolling blackout. This event, organized by the World Wildlife Fund, urges individuals, businesses, and governments to power down for one hour as a demonstration of their commitment to protecting the planet. Organizers also use the event as a means of crowdsourcing funds for environmental campaigns worldwide.

Students being introduced to the concept of energy conservation and environmental citizenship through Earth Hour may want to learn more about global climate change. This collection of resources can get them started. They can learn about energy shortages, how sewage can be used to create electricity, and what compromises are necessary for powering a city. Then point them toward some practical next steps.

via March Newsletter – Science NetLinks Newsletters – Science NetLinks.

March is Women’s History Month

March marks the annual celebration of Women’s History Month, with March 8 set aside as International Women’s Day. Start with Images of Science to help students learn about diversity within science, 4000 Years of Women in Science for a thorough background piece, and Young Women in Science: Forging New Pathways to learn what the next generation of scientists are up to.

4000 Years of Women in Science – Science NetLinks.