Apr 17, 2020 2020-04-17
By Taylor Kremer
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 January.
1. CleverBooks app
The CleverBooks app offers an innovative and exciting way for children aged 7–11 to learn geometry through visualization and interaction. The program is easily launched on an iOS or Android tablet or mobile phone. Accompanied by a collection of flashcards and printouts, the app lets children interact with 2D and 3D geometric shapes from all angles.
2. Autism Curriculum Kit
With the widespread school closures creating a situation where many families are facing the unexpected challenge of educating and engaging children with autism or other special needs at home, Stages Learning Materials is offering a free Autism Curriculum Kit to support families during COVID-19 school closures.
3. Guidelines for Talking to Children About COVID-19
The National Association of School Psychologists offers guidelines for talking to children about COVID-19. Teaching children positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infection can help reduce anxiety.
4. Virtual Tour of the World-Famous Secret Annex
The Anne Frank House museum has partnered with Force Field VR to recreate the Secret Annex where Anne Frank and her family lived in hiding from July 6, 1942, until their arrest on the morning of August 4, 1944. Using cutting-edge visualization technology and extensive historical research, the end result opens up the experience to a wide audience in a fully immersive way.
5. National Girls Collaborative Project Minigrants
The National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) supports girl-serving programs focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to address gaps and overlaps in service and share exemplary practices. NGCP awards minigrants to fund projects that encourage girls to pursue STEM-related educational programs and careers, and promote cooperation between existing girl-serving programs. Applications are accepted year-round.