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Our Top Five Resources in November
Dec 15, 2017 2017-12-15
By Anne Zimmermann
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 November.
Ed Snow writes a letter to his 2013 self to discuss the changes in 1:1 instruction that have occurred since then. He describes the struggles and achievements of the past four years and shares advice on how to successfully implement 1:1 strategies.
The American Social History Project offers a variety of websites about topics such as the French revolution and twenty-first century America. The project includes historical documents and 3D recreations that enhance exploration of the past.
Dianna Cowern, the Physics Girl, has created a YouTube channel that doesn’t just cover physics, but also topics such as astronomy and other sciences. Videos offer DIY investigations, research, and explanations of scientific phenomena.
The Covid-19 pandemic forced educators to make many changes in response to instant lockdowns and other unexpected pressures. But one thing educators who read Big Deal Media’s K-12 Technology newsletter didn’t have to change: their reliance on the newsletter as a valuable tool for finding and buying technology resources for their schools and districts.
The ASL App, by Ink & Salt, presents videos made by people who are deaf to help users learn a new visual, spatial language in a way that is easy, intuitive, and well paced. Users can drag their finger on the videos to control the speed, and when they need to know a sign right away, they can use the search index.
Wisdom: The World of Emotions is an adaptivesocial–emotional learning game offered by BetterKids for children aged 4–8. The app, available for iOS and Android devices, includes an SEL curriculum, SEL transitions, and SEL activities to support students’ emotional wellbeing.