ReTrak by Emerge Technologies has created Utopia 360º, a 4D augmented and virtual reality STEM-based education series that consists of three bundles of immersive, multidimensional content: Space Exploration, Animal Zoo, and Dinosaur Experience. Each 4D+ Augmented and Virtual Reality Bundle comes with a Utopia 360° VR headset, augmented reality flashcards, and a designated app full of immersive features. Students simply download the app to their smartphone or tablet, scan the cards using their device’s camera, and watch the content come to life in 4D. Costs: $39.99 for each augmented/virtual reality bundle; app is free.
Quill.com helps educators launch the new school year with fresh lesson plans and activities, as well as products, supplies, and technology to create engaging and positive learning environments. Teachers can put their students’ creativity into high gear with 3D models and other STEM activities. They can brush up on their professional growth efforts (and receive a CE certificate) with relevant webinars on topics such as “Teaching with Technology,” “Tech As a Learning Tool,” and “Creating Brain-Friendly Classrooms.” Quill’s Educator Resource Center grows by the day with sources to enrich STEM projects, grants to expand special programs, and links to access more than 85,000 classroom essentials
NASA’sMission X: Train Like an Astronaut encourages children from around the world to pursue healthy lifestyles based on training like an astronaut. To prepare for an Earth-to-moon journey in 2018, Mission X is challenging Fit Explorers to perform activities that will move online mascot Astro Charlie the 66 million steps required to walk around Earth.