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"We have combined all we love about music with all we depend upon online and on mobile, to create what we call the magnetic practice app – to make practicing music fun and rewarding from the very first day and all the way to the stage." (Tonara) Making Practice Fun from Day One The creators of Tonara know that the first weeks and months of practicing an instrume...
"Move This World helps students and educators in classrooms across the country understand, express, and manage their emotions healthily in order to create safe and supportive environments where effective teaching and learning can occur." (Move This World) Building Social-Emotional Well Being Move This World has a missi...
"As the daughter of a single mother who worked two full-time jobs, a mom of two young girls myself, and an entrepreneur in the financial industry, I know first-hand how difficult it is for women to get ahead – and stay ahead. That’s why it’s time to create the first generation of women who will lead from the top. Women who will think nothing of creating a business or being the next CEO." (
"A group that collectively represents a powerful force of scientific progress and discovery." (500 Queer Scientists) Bringing Visibility to LGBTQ+ People Working in STEM The lack of diversity in STEM fields has inspired the founding of many programs, projects, and organizations that hope to magnify both awareness and numbers of those with different...
"Our mission is to build a global online community where kids build, code, play, and learn from one another." (Connected Camps) Connecting Kids Through Minecraft Many kids and teens are guilted by parents and teachers for the amount of time they spend playing computer and video games. However, perhaps instead of discouraging this behavior, it is more ...
"Study.com’s company mission is to make education accessible through the use of short, instructor-led videos designed to help students master any subject and achieve their educational goals." (Study.com) Making Studying Simpler The founders, former California Polytechnic students, noticed a lack of affordable educational tools and formed study.com to fill this gap and ad...
"The wonderful thing about food is you get three votes a day. Every one of them has the potential to change the world." (Michael Pollan, author and Nourish curriculum contributor) What’s the Story of Your Food? Nourish, an education initiative of Worldlink
Many of the fantastic organizations we featured this year in NLT are notable for their work in the innovative use of technology to increase access to resources and services for underserved students and schools. From sign language translation to open-source textbooks, these five game-changers are championing accessibility across the education sector: 1. The 1 Million ...
"We are entomologists working at The University of California Berkeley and at The California Academy of Sciences who are interested in the insects that live in your backyard." (Backyard Biodiversity Project) Citizen Science Backyard Biodiversity Project is an initiative to get regular people to explore the biodiversity in their backyards to help scie...
This year we highlighted organizations that are using technology to elevate issues of literacy, representation, and diversity in learning. Take a look back at the most viewed NL Sector articles of the year. 1. Storyline Online Storyline Online is a children’s literacy website that provides free storytelling videos and resources for parents an...