Doughboy Foundation is named as the 2024 EdTech Awards winner for Social Studies Solutions

Published: 23 April 2024

By Doughboy Foundation Staff


Named as the winner of the Social Studies Solutions category for 2024

The Doughboy Foundation launched its education outreach program in 2022, when it penned a partnership agreement with Verizon to distribute the WWI Teaching Resources through Verizon Innovative Learning HQ. The resources include materials developed during the WWI Centennial period by U.S. WWI Centennial Commissioner, Doctor Libby O’Connell, and her education team, integrated with the WWI Memorial Augmented Reality Apps which were developed as an interactive, interpretive overlay for the new National WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The multi-lesson, multi-media, interactive WWI Teaching Resources are aimed at 7th-12th grade Social Studies teachers creating curricula for American History, World History and AP History. These tools allow them to integrate America’s Story of WWI into their teachings.

In the landscape of EdTech (Education Technology) where the focus is often on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), the Doughboy Foundation’s WWI Teaching Resources stand out by enhancing social studies and history with engaging and interactive contemporary apps and videos, alongside traditional resources.

This innovation has been recognized by the EdTech community with the prestigious EdTech Award for best Social Studies Solution in 2024, showcasing their contribution to the educational sector by providing high-quality resources that are both effective and supportive for educators and students​ who want to teach and learn about how WWI changed America.

“We are especially proud to have been recognized with the award, competing against such wonderful long-time education specialists such as: PBS LearningMedia from GBH; the WNET Group, and” said Theo Mayer the Doughboy Foundation’s Education Outreach Program Manager.

The EdTech Awards were established in 2010 to recognize, acknowledge, and celebrate the most exceptional innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in education technology.

Past winners include Adobe, Claned, Soundtrap, Blackboard, Discovery Education, DreamBox, Edthena, Promethean, Scholastic, SMART Technologies, zSpace and more. This year’s finalists and winners were narrowed from the larger field and judged based on various criteria, including pedagogical workability, efficacy and results, support, clarity, value and potential.

To participate in the program as a teacher, go to:  and sign up as a teacher advisor. We support your efforts in applying the resources and we get your invaluable help in making this program better and better.

The program is made possible through the generous support of:



The Freeman Foundation

The National endowment for the Humanities

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