MAD-learn is a web-based curriculum program for K–12 students that inspires creativity and fosters entrepreneurship through Mobile Application Development (MAD-learn). The program, developed by embr, allows both students and teachers to learn and execute on the fundamentals of mobile apps, including ideation, planning, design, creation, development, marketing, launch, and maintenance. The MAD-store provides a web and mobile app interface for teachers and students to showcase and share the mobile apps they have created, with the click of a button or tap on a phone. Others can download the apps on their own mobile devices, as they do in any other app store. #appsthatmatter is a global collaboration among students to create apps across borders. Students in 27 states and more than six countries have created over 500 apps. Cost: Free
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.
Quill.comhelps educators launch the new 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.
Metaverse – AR Browser by GoMeta makes it easy for anyone to create computer vision, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality experiences without needing to write complex code. Using Metaverse Studio, teachers can create engaging games and interactive quizzes to digitally enhance their curriculum.