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.
In the online world, it’s easy to be swayed by incorrect information. Game developer DROG and researchers at the University of Cambridge’s Social Decision-Making Lab created Bad News, an interactive game that allows players to create fake news. As students learn how easy it is to manipulate and spread disinformation, they also discover how to avoid being misled themselves.
The YouthTouch STEM Grant, presented by Goldenrod Research Corporation, provides opportunities to bring hands-on robotics and fluid power technology to grades 3—8. Visit GetEdFunding for similar grant opportunities that integrate technology into the classroom.
The ADA Project, touted as an “open mathematics textbook,” provides solutions for common mathematical questions. Each topic features sample problems and solutions, as well as contextual videos. Users can submit questions, add their own solutions, and discuss topics in the forum.
With ZooKazam, students can enter a 3D zoo featuring more than 40 holographic animals with striking details, customizable scenes, and exciting motions. This augmented reality app provides information about each animal, in addition to educational voiceover options.
The US Department of Homeland Security offers free online training preparing educators for an active shooter situation. The National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement also provides a free, two-page guide for discussing terrorist attacks and school shootings in the news with children.
Presidents Day in 2019 is February 18. On this day, students celebrate the lives of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, their contributions to the United States, and the lives and contributions of all 45 US Presidents. The National Education Association provides resources (lessons, games, videos, and more), organized by grade range (K–5, 6–8, 9–12), which teachers can use in the classroom.
HoloLAB Champions is an immersive virtual reality lab practice game show created by SchellGames with support of the Institute of Education Sciences (part of the US Department of Education) and the Small Business Innovation Researchprogram.
Habitactics is an iOS app from Touch Press that introduces students to wild animal and science facts as they solve Match-3–style puzzles. Students travel the world to explore different environments, including the deserts of the Sahara, the rainforests of South America, and the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.