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Our Top Five Resources for March 2019

Apr 12, 2019 2019-04-12

By Julia O’Connor

Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in March.

1. 3D Adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company has taken Shakespeare’s most iconic play to the cutting edge of immersive storytelling in Hamlet 360: Thy Father’s Spirit, using the power of virtual reality (VR) to plunge viewers into Hamlet’s harrowing journey.

2. Online Museum Conserving the Sounds of Gadgets

Can your students recognize the sound of an 8mm film projector or the cadence of a rotary phone’s clicks? Conserve the Sound is an online museum that aims to protect the sounds of gadgets so that future generations will know what a dial telephone sounded like, for example, or an analog typewriter, 56K modem, nuclear power plant, or even a cellphone keypad.

3. Neutral, Biased, or Balanced?: Recognizing Points of View in Media

Before the recent inauguration, then Vice-President Elect Pence accused the news media of being biased. As the media and Washington seem to be careening out of control, our students and their families are becoming more confused about navigating news.

4. Life Cycle of a Plant in AR

Created by Designmate for iOS, Plantale is an engaging learning app that takes students on a journey of a plant’s life. Using the Plantale app, students can explore a sunflower plant’s life cycle and reproductive cycle in augmented reality (AR).

5. Online Course Focusing on News Literacy Skills

Founded in 2008, the News Literacy Project (NLP) helps students and teachers discern fact from fiction in the digital age. In May 2016, the project launched Checkology, an online interactive course that helps students understand and appreciate the role of the press, introduces them to different types of news—from entertainment to opinion to branded content—and teaches them the critical thinking skills they’ll need to spot misinformation.

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