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Our Top Five Resources in October
Nov 17, 2017 2017-11-17
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 September.
Jason Ohler discusses the problem of fake news stories and why we are inclined to believe them. From testing our own confirmation bias to circumventing critical thoughts that challenge our perception and opinion, he gives insight into why we like to see things the way we prefer them.
MakeBeliefsComix offers a generator that creates short comic strips that helps special needs students communicate and express themselves. Users can also create comics in different languages, including Spanish.
Defined STEM offers online project-based lessons for prekindergarten through grade 12 students. Videos show the application of concepts in a company or industry. Students then engage in activities that allow them to apply their knowledge to the real-world scenarios.
SpriteBox Coding is an adventure game that engages students in grades 6 through 8 in coding. The game starts with coding puzzles and advances through the levels to textual commands. The key coding concepts developed through gameplay are sequencing, parameters, loops, procedures, and basic Swift syntax.
That’s Your Right is a digital card game that teaches middle and high school students about the US Constitution and the first ten amendments. The game is integrated into the AnnenbergClassroom.org multimedia Constitution curriculum./div>
October marks National Bullying Prevention Month, an occasion initiated by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which brings together communities around the world to unite in a campaign to keep all youth safe from bullying.
Bullying behavior often emerges in childhood, and the consequences for victims can last a lifetime, but what makes a child become a bully? Researchers have continued to consider the reasons children bully their peers, increasingly finding that more than one type of bully exists.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and October 10 marked World Mental Health Day. To help schools address these important issues, Impero Software has created a freely downloadable ebook, Supporting Student Mental Health and Safety During Remote Learning.