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Matt Davis

Freelance Contributor at Edutopia

I come from a family of educators; my mom currently teaches second grade, and my sister teaches fourth. I love hearing their stories from the front lines, and they excite me about 21st-Century learning.

Currently, I'm a freelance contributor for Edutopia. I blog frequently about the best open education resources for teachers. I'm interested in STEM, technology and arts integration and the future of education.

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  • Mental Health

    Resources for Responding to Trauma and Tragedy

    Guidance for supporting students who have experienced trauma or grief and for coping with violence and disasters.
  • Back to School

    Back-to-School Resources for Parents

    Find information on easing transition jitters, managing kids’ tech use, getting involved in the school, and more.
  • Professional Development

    Travel Grants and Fellowships for Educators

    Money is available to help fund teachers’ professional trips. Here are some resources to help you find and apply for grants and fellowships.
  • Coding in the Classroom

    Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents

    Introducing computer programming to your kids can be a challenge, especially for those who aren’t familiar with the nuances of code. Fortunately, in the last few years, a number of apps, software, and guides have been produced that make the often-complex subject of computer coding easy to grasp for young learners. So where to begin? These are a few resources that parents can share with their kids to help them start learning about programming.
  • Diversity

    Preparing for Cultural Diversity: Resources for Teachers

    How can teachers prepare for diverse classrooms? There isn't a definitive answer, but there is a wealth of resources online. Discover some helpful links for teachers.
  • School Climate

    Restorative Justice: Resources for Schools

    Explore resources and case studies that demonstrate how to bring restorative justice to your school or classroom.
  • Lesson Plans

    April Fool's Day in the Classroom: 8 Resources for Teachers

    If you’re looking for ideas for classroom pranks, these are a few of our favorite April Fool's Day resources and teaching ideas.
  • Lesson Plans

    Election 2016: Lesson Plans and Digital Resources for Educators

    Teach the 2016 U.S. presidential election with this curated collection, featuring lesson plans, multimedia, and interactive games for K-12 students.
  • Lesson Plans

    Earth Day: Lesson Plans, Reading Lists, and Classroom Ideas

    Resources from around the web for incorporating Earth Day into your class.
  • Family Engagement

    5 Resources for Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Browse a curated list of resources for improving parent-teacher conferences, including ideas for highlighting student progress, ways to encourage students to take the lead, and questions every parent should ask.
  • Digital Citizenship

    Digital Citizenship Week: 6 Resources for Educators

    Digital Citizenship Week is October 16-22, and it's the perfect time to talk about online responsibility and safety. Explore some of the best resources to bring digital citizenship into the classroom.
  • Lesson Plans

    7 Classroom Resources for Pi Day

    In this collection, Matt Davis rounds up a few favorite Pi Day resources for teachers.
  • Lesson Plans

    Women’s History Month: 6 Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers

    Matt Davis highlights free and easy-to-implement classroom resources to celebrate Women’s History Month in March.
  • Open Education Resources

    6 Teaching Tools for Black History Month

    From interactive timelines and rich multimedia to lesson plans and study guides, find a variety of web resources that can help bring black history into the classroom.
  • After-School Learning

    Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources

    To help combat summer learning loss, Matt Davis has curated a few fun and free education resources for students and parents to use over summer break.