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Why creating inclusive classrooms matters

Editor’s note: In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Google.org is working with DonorsChoose to continue their support for more inclusive classrooms through the #ISeeMe campaign. Mr. Andy Yung, a classroom teacher from New York City, shares the power of affirming identities in his classroom. I grew up in Flushing, New York — the same community in Queens where I now teach. I’m honored and grateful to teach students who remind me of my younger self and to interact with their parents who remind me...
Tags: Google, Education, New York City, US, Queens, Google.org, Flushing New York, DonorsChoose, Yung, Diversity and Inclusion, Google org Learn, Andy Yung


Hear educators' stories this Teacher Appreciation Week

Editor’s note: In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week,  2020 National Teacher of the Year Tabatha Rosproy is sharing her story, as well as some of the ways Google is supporting teachers this year.  Every year, Teacher Appreciation Week falls near the end of the school year, which is an emotional time for many teachers. Saying goodbye to our students is always tough, and after a year of educating during a pandemic, those emotions are more prominent than ever.As National Teacher of the Year, I’ve h...
Tags: Google, Education, Doodles, Google.org, Wong, DonorsChoose, Harry Shum Jr, Diversity and Inclusion, Tabatha Rosproy, Heritage Month APAHM Google, Katrina Moore, Conscious Kid 's YouTube, DonorsChoose Since 2005 Google, Starting Wednesday Google, DonorsChoose ISeeMe, Google org Learn


Back To School: How You Can Support Students And Teachers During The Pandemic

(CNN) — Now more than ever, teachers across the country are stretched thin. After a year of online or hybrid learning, educators continue to juggle a variety of roles — including providing tech support to some students — all while trying to keep safe from coronavirus. Meanwhile, on the other side of the screen, some students and their families have struggled to keep up. The pandemic’s economic fallout devastated vulnerable families, making at-home learning even more challenging. Fortunately, the...
Tags: Fcc, Education, California, Washington, US, America, Cnn, Alaska, Hawaii, Federal Communications Commission, Naacp, Save The Children, Chromebooks, Distance Learning, United Way, Boston Consulting Group


Teachers deserve two screens, and Two Screens for Teachers aims to get them just that

The pandemic has caused K-12 classrooms, chaotic at the best of times, to descend into Zoom call chaos. What’s more, thousands of teachers who must wrangle this new, weird system are doing so with just a single monitor, making it difficult to see their students and the lesson at the same time. Two Screens for Teachers hopes to help out educators with this elementary, but hugely important, home office upgrade. It’s a charity, so right up front we might as well say if you like the idea, you can do...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Education, Tech, Teachers, Dell, Edtech, Lerner, DonorsChoose, Two Screens For Teachers


Danbury mayor accepts HBO host John Oliver’s proposal to rename sewage plant after him, with one condition

HARTFORD, Conn. — In the latest twist of the saga between HBO host John Oliver and the city of Danbury, Mayor Mark Boughton has agreed to Oliver’s proposal to rename the city’s sewage plant after him if Oliver donates $55,000 to local charities. That is, with one condition: Oliver attends the ribbon-cutting ceremony in the city he has now famously pilloried. Boughton made the announcement on WTNH-TV’s “Capitol Report” Sunday morning following an extended back-and-forth that began when Oliver rid...
Tags: Business, Hbo, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, John Oliver, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, House, Trevor Noah, Oliver, Hartford Conn, Danbury, DonorsChoose, Boughton, Mark Boughton


Creating more inclusive classrooms

Education is a critical element of our ongoing commitments to racial equity. Classrooms offer a space to imagine and encourage a more equitable and just future. This is not new work, but following the heinous deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many other Black members of our communities, there’s an even greater sense of urgency to make progress toward creating this future together. Building on last year’s $5 million Google.org grant to help DonorsChoose launch #ISeeMe—an ...
Tags: Google, Education, America, Black, Google.org, HANNAH, DonorsChoose, Latinx, George Floyd Ahmaud Arbery Breonna Taylor, Ed Trust


Google.org’s $100 million contribution to COVID-19 relief

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Google.org committed $50 million in grants focused on the areas where our resources and people can have the most impact: health and science, economic relief and recovery, and distance learning. Today we’re committing another $50 million, bringing our total contribution up to $100 million. Additionally, Google.org Fellows will give a total of 50,000 hours to COVID-19-specific projects. Read on about where our initial commitment has gone so far and how we’re thinkin...
Tags: Google, Asia, Europe, UK, France, India, Spain, Britain, Ireland, Egypt, Cambridge, World Health Organization, OECD, Khan Academy, Google.org, Jacquelline Fuller


To every teacher, thank you times infinity

Editor’s note: Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We’re honored to have 2019 National Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson as today’s guest author to share the many ways we’re celebrating and supporting teachers, in classrooms or at home.As National Teacher of the Year, I’ve been afforded opportunities that most teachers don’t get. It’s been exciting and rewarding to advocate for my students—some of the most resilient and courageous people I know—in places like the White House and Halls of Congress...
Tags: Google, Education, Congress, White House, Doodles, Chicago, Google.org, Amanda, Bloom, MASLOW, DonorsChoose, Rodney Robinson, Amanda Calzada, Edu OnAir, National PTA CCSSO


‘Graduate Together: America Honors The High School Class Of 2020’ Coming To CBS On May 16th

LOS ANGELES – XQ Institute, The LeBron James Family Foundation, and The Entertainment Industry Foundation have announced that they are joining together to pay tribute to the Class of 2020 in a one-hour multimedia special event, Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020, on Saturday, May 16 (8 PM ET/PT, 7 PM CT). LeBron James, Bad Bunny, Charli D’Amelio, Dixie D’Amelio, Chika, YBN Cordae, Loren Gray, H.E.R., the Jonas Brothers, Brandan Bmike Odums, Ben Platt, Henry Platt, Jo...
Tags: Nbc, America, Los Angeles, Cbs, Only CBS, Lebron James, American Federation Of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, Akron, DonorsChoose, ABC CBS FOX, Entertainment Industry Foundation, XQ Institute, CBS ABC FOX, NBC Check, Coronavirus


Coronavirus: Brand Moves for Tuesday April 14

Marriott, with support from its credit card partners American Express and JPMorgan Chase, has committed to provide $10 million worth of hotel stays for healthcare professionals leading the fight against COVID-19 in the United States. The initiative, called Rooms for Responders, will provide free rooms in some of the areas most impacted including New York City, New Orleans, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C. and Newark, N.J. To implement this initiative, the hotel chain h...
Tags: UK, Texas, London, Microsoft, China, Advertising, US, Samsung, NFL, Los Angeles, Chicago, United States, Ireland, NHS, Manchester, Marriott


Helping families Be Internet Awesome on Safer Internet Day

Editor’s note: This is adapted from remarks Parisa gave today at the Grow with Google NYC Learning Center.When I was a kid, my brothers and I had to “take turns” using our family computer with slow, dial-up internet access. It wasn’t until college that I got my own computer and cell phone—which was only for making calls. Now, it’s so different for kids who are growing up with access to the web and mobile apps at home and school; most parents are buying smartphones for their kids at 9.5 years old...
Tags: Google, Families, US, South Africa, Safety And Security, YMCA, PTA, DonorsChoose, National PTA, Parisa, Parisa Tabriz, Google NYC Learning Center, YouTube Kids and Digital Wellbeing, Netherlands Indonesia Nigeria Kenya


11 Reasons Not to Become Famous (or “A Few Lessons Learned Since 2007”)

November of 2008. I had more hair, a flip phone, and absolutely no idea what was coming. “Let the cymbals of popularity tinkle still. Let the butterflies of fame glitter with their wings. I shall envy neither their music nor their colors.” – John AdamsLetters of John Adams: Addressed to His Wife “If I’m not famous by 30, I might as well put a bullet in my head.” That’s an actual sentence I spoke to one of my closest friends. At the time, I was 28. Fortunately, unlike during my dar...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hollywood, Texas, Beyonce, Molly, Wikipedia, New York City, US, Lifestyle, Fbi, Austin, Idaho, Fame, Bill Murray, Jim Carrey


Google Has $100 For Teachers Who Steer 20+ Children To 'Google CS First'

Long-time Slashdot reader theodp writes: In what has become a holiday tradition of sorts, Google is again rewarding teachers who steer kids to Google Hour of Code lessons with $100 gift codes. "When teachers in grades 2-8 complete the Google CS First activity 'Code Your Hero' with at least 20 of their students and fill out our Classroom Rewards form," explains the DonorsChoose Help Center, "they'll receive a $100 DonorsChoose.org gift code." According to the posted FAQ, that might work out to ...
Tags: Google, Tech, Slashdot, DonorsChoose, Chicago Public Schools CS4ALL, Google CS First, DonorsChoose Help Center, Computer Science Education Week Google, SocialWorks Chance


Digital Marketing Myths, Avoiding Invoicing Mistakes, The Secret Lives of Small Business Owners and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

14 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know   1—Increase Employee Productivity Only 57% of employees surveyed say their workplaces enable them to work productively. That’s not good. Truss, a leading online marketplace to help SMBs find and lease office space, shares 10 things to consider when moving to a new office, or updating the one you’re in. Infographic created by Truss Holdings Inc   2—Optimism Rises as Business Owners are Less Concerned About an Upcoming Recession Small business ow...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Business, India, Digital, Samsung, Best, United States, American Express, Bronx, Intuit, Jason, Gates Foundation, Devil, Clover, Right Now


Affirming the identities of teachers and students in the classroom

Editor’s note: In this post, Kristina Joye Lyles from DonorsChoose.org shares about teaming up with Google.org to launch the #ISeeMe campaign.I joined DonorsChoose.org in 2013 and have long been working with organizations like Google.org who share our belief in the power of teachers. To date, Google.org has provided over $25 million to support classrooms on DonorsChoose.org, and last week, they committed an additional $5 million to teachers, with a focus on supporting diverse and inclusive class...
Tags: Google, Education, Washington, Google.org, McLeod, DonorsChoose, Lumberton North Carolina, Diversity and Inclusion, Kristina Joye Lyles, Mrs Toro Maysaspires


Affirming the identities of teachers and students in the classroom through #ISeeMe

Editor’s note: We’re thrilled to have Kristina Joye Lyles from DonorsChoose.org as a guest author, sharing about teaming up with Google.org to launch the #ISeeMe campaign.I joined DonorsChoose.org in 2013 and have long been working with organizations like Google.org who share our belief in the power of teachers. To date, Google.org has provided over $25 million to support classrooms on DonorsChoose.org, and last week, they committed an additional $5 million to teachers, with a focus on supportin...
Tags: Google, Education, Washington, Google.org, McLeod, DonorsChoose, Lumberton North Carolina, Diversity and Inclusion, Kristina Joye Lyles, Mrs Toro Maysaspires


Why you should thank a teacher this week, and always

Editor’s note: Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We’re honored to have the 2019 National Teacher of the Year, Rodney Robinson, as today’s guest author (and Doodler), who shares more about his journey and all the ways we’re celebrating teachers this week and beyond.I went into teaching to honor my first teacher: my mother, Sylvia Robinson. Growing up in rural Virginia, she dreamed of becoming  an educator but was denied the chance due to poverty and segregation; instead, she ran an in-home daycare...
Tags: Google, Education, Virginia, New York City, America, Doodles, District Of Columbia, Google.org, Bay Area, Sylvia Robinson, TED Ed, DonorsChoose, Today Google, Diversity and Inclusion, Shanna Peeples, Rodney Robinson


IGIVE A ROD Makes Blair Braverman a Total Winner

Blair Braverman and her Iditarod sled dog team finished their first Iditarod on Sunday. Braverman's social media fans call themselves the #UglyDogs. During the race, they raised $7,000 funds for a remote Alaskan school in 24 hours. When that project was funded, they turned to other school projects listed at DonorsChoose.org.A few hundred miles into the race, teachers started hugging her in villages. “We haven’t been able to buy new glue sticks in six months, but now my classroom will have a gard...
Tags: Pets, Alaska, DonorsChoose, Braverman, PBurns, Terrierman, Blair Braverman, Igive


Sphero’s Contribution to DonorsChoose.org

Last month, Amy and I matched all of the Colorado first time DonorsChoose.org projects. So far, 103 projects have been fully funded, with a total of $25,722 donated. We still have plenty of matching dollars out there, so we’ll continue to run this match for a while. In the meantime, I started talking to my friends at Sphero about doing something similar for all the DonorsChoose.org projects that have a Sphero as part of them. They got excited about it and have announced a $110,000 gift to Don...
Tags: Colorado, Investments, Stem, Trends, Sphero, Foundry Group, Amy, Feld, DonorsChoose, Nasco, Anchor Point Foundation, DonorsChoose.org, SVB Needham Flex, Sphero DonorsChoose


14 Products And Practices To Kick Your Best Life Into Gear For 2019

Living our best lives can take form in a multitude of practices that differ from person to person — and regardless of what our varying aspirations may be, each year we line up new resolutions in place of the old to maintain this ideal homeostasis. So, as 2018 comes to its crescendoing close, we decided to map out an actionable guide for achieving our absolute best life in 2019 whatever that may be.Whether you want to start small or big, cook in more or go out and try something new, the 14 resol...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Martha Stewart, Mit, Harvard University, San Diego, Marley, Don, Benjamins, DonorsChoose, Astrea, Better World Books, Quip Electric Starter, Better World Books Every, The Home Air Quality Guides, Crescent Cotton Zafu Meditation Cushion


13 Products & Practices To Kick Your Best Life Into Gear For 2019

Living our best lives can take form in a multitude of practices that differ from person to person — and regardless of what our varying aspirations may be, each year we line up new resolutions in place of the old to maintain this ideal homeostasis. So, as 2018 comes to its crescendoing close, we decided to map out an actionable guide for achieving our absolute best life in 2019 whatever that may be.Whether you want to start small or big, cook in more or go out and try something new, the 14 resol...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Martha Stewart, Mit, Harvard University, San Diego, Marley, Anthropologie, Don, Benjamins, DonorsChoose, Astrea, Better World Books, Quip Electric Starter, Better World Books Every


14 Products & Practices To Kick Your Best Life Into Gear For 2019

Living our best lives can take form in a multitude of practices that differ from person to person — and regardless of what our varying aspirations may be, each year we line up new resolutions in place of the old to maintain this ideal homeostasis. So, as 2018 comes to its crescendoing close, we decided to map out an actionable guide for achieving our absolute best life in 2019 whatever that may be.Whether you want to start small or big, cook in more or go out and try something new, the 14 resol...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Martha Stewart, Mit, Harvard University, San Diego, Marley, Don, Benjamins, DonorsChoose, Astrea, Better World Books, Quip Electric Starter, Better World Books Every, The Home Air Quality Guides, Crescent Cotton Zafu Meditation Cushion


Google for Nonprofits: 2018 in Review

This year, more than 100,000 nonprofits around the world connected with their communities and spread awareness about their causes using Google products. As 2018 comes to an end, we’re taking a look back at the many ways these organizations used technology to make a difference. DonorsChoose.org allows teachers to create projects that fulfill resources their students need. DonorsChoose.org drives donations with Google Ad Grants As the leading platform for giving to public schools, D...
Tags: Google, Maps, Youtube, America, Academy, California Academy of Sciences, Nonprofits, DonorsChoose, Google Earth Outreach, Samasource, Philippine Coral Reef, Google Maps Platform, YouTube Giving Hope for Paws, YouTube Giving Fundraisers, California Academy of Sciences Collaborating, G Suite for Nonprofits


Matching All Colorado First Time DonorsChoose.org Projects

Amy and I decided to match all of the funding for first-time projects in Colorado on DonorsChoosee.org. We are doing this through a gift from the Anchor Point Foundation and will be running it through the end of 2018. We believe deeply in the value of education and particularly like the DonorsChoose.org model of teacher-initiated projects. There are currently 108 projects that fit this profile. We launched yesterday and nine have already been fully funded (and 330 students have been helped.) Th...
Tags: Colorado, Trends, Philanthropy, Amy, Feld, DonorsChoose, Anchor Point Foundation, Colorado First Time DonorsChoose, DonorsChoosee


Giving Tuesday

I don’t care about or participate in Black Friday or Cyber Monday. But Giving Tuesday is awesome and I never miss the opportunity to participate in a day of collective giving. I love it. This morning I went on to DonorsChoose and fully funded a project that is near and dear to my heart, teaching early elementary school kids how to write code on tablets with visual programming languages. And in this case, the kids are from a high need neighborhood in the Bronx. I would encourage ev...
Tags: Uncategorized, US, Trends, USV, Bronx, DonorsChoose, Nick Grossman


DonorsChoose.org Book Match Day

Amy and I love to read. Growing up, one of my favorite places in the world was the hammock in our backyard with a book. As an adult, one of my favorite places is our living room, on my couch, with Amy on her couch, and the dogs laying on the floor between us, while we read. I also love DonorsChoose. Whenever I’ve had a crummy day, I often go online and fund a project or two. Today, DonorsChoose has a match across the entire site for any donations for books. It’s DonorsChoose Book Match Day. How...
Tags: US, Book, Trends, Alaska, Philanthropy, Amy, Feld, DonorsChoose


Helping CommonLit expand free literacy resources for teachers

As a seventh grade teacher in rural Mississippi, Michelle Brown's serious love for teaching was only matched by her serious lack of resources. Frustrated by trying to teach with outdated books, she turned to technology to find a solution. She built CommonLit in 2014 to help teachers like her better address the unique needs of students at different reading levels. A free online reading program, CommonLit combines high-quality reading materials with guiding questions, assessments, and data analyti...
Tags: Google, Mississippi, Mexico, India, Brazil, Johannesburg, New Delhi, Google.org, Wichita, DonorsChoose, Michelle Brown, UNETE, Nova Escola


Kern County School wins National AT&T Challenge

Through the power of technology, Browning Road Elementary School in McFarland has been chosen as one of 10 winners in the AT&T Digital Storytelling Challenge.The students at Browning Road had a project "Steam for a Need" where they created prosthetic hands and eyeglasses through the use of a 3D printer, they were chosen out of 870 projects throughout 46 states.To celebrate their innovation, Mrs. Perez and her third grade class will receive a $5,000 DonorsChoose.org gift card to continue their di...
Tags: Local News, McFarland, DonorsChoose, Browning Road, Browning Road Elementary School, Kern County School, National AT amp, AT T Digital Storytelling Challenge, Mrs Perez


PE-backed Inspire Brands to buy Sonic for about $2.3 bln

Inspire Brands, which is owned by Roark Capital, has agreed to acquire Sonic, a drive-in restaurant chain. The price of the acquisition is for $43.50 per share or about $2.3 billion. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the year. Guggenheim Securities LLC provided financial advice to Sonic on the deal with Shearman & Sterling LLP providing legal counsel. And, White & Case LLP is serving as legal counsel to Inspire. PRESS RELEASE OKLAHOMA CITY & ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sonic Corp. (...
Tags: America, Trends, Inspire, M&a, Oklahoma City, Arby, Facebook Twitter, Atlanta Ga, Buffalo Wild Wings, Paul Brown, DonorsChoose, PE, Shearman Sterling LLP, Roark, Sonic, Roark Capital


Roark-backed Inspire Brands to buy Sonic for $2.3 bln

Inspire Brands Inc said Sept. 25 that it agreed to buy Sonic Corp for $43.50 a share or about $2.3 billion, including debt. Sonic owns more than 3,600 drive-ins. Inspire, which is majority owned by Roark Capital, has a portfolio that includes more than 4,700 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Rusty Taco locations. Guggenheim Securities LLC served as financial adviser to Sonic, while Shearman & Sterling LLP is serving legal counsel. White & Case LLP is legal counsel to Inspire. PRESS RELEASE Oklahom...
Tags: America, Trends, Atlanta, Inspire, M&a, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Oklahoma City, Arby, Facebook Twitter, Atlanta Ga, Buffalo Wild Wings, Paul Brown, DonorsChoose, Shearman Sterling LLP, Roark