Interactive Book That Explores the Surprising Side of Color
When is yellow yellower than yellow? What color is a whisper? What’s missing from the palette of Renaissance painters? Students can explore the surprising side of color with Color Uncovered, an interactive book for iOS and Android featuring fascinating illusions, articles, and videos developed by the Exploratorium, a public learning laboratory exploring the world through science, art, and human perception. Students can try their own color experiments on their mobile device using simple items they have at home, such as a drop of water and a piece of paper. They’ll discover how mobile devices create color, what causes afterimages—and much more. Cost: Free
Are you curious how you might integrate computer science in your upper elementary classroom, or are you looking for a unique way to have your students share their favorite books? With technology playing an increasingly important role in every profession, a foundational understanding of computer science is becoming an essential component of student learning. To authentically integrate computer science and literacy, I’m going to teach you how to support your students in using block-based coding to program book trailers.
Educators and students are invited to join members of the DigCitCommit Coalition and education communities worldwide on February 11 and 12, 2020, for a freeVirtual Congress that will connect them with other students and educators who are successfully modeling the five competences of digital citizenship—inclusive, informed, engaged, balanced, alert.
Civilisations AR, an iOS app from the BBC, gives students an unprecedented look at 30 artifacts from around the globe—for example, the Rosetta Stone from the British Museum; an Egyptian mummy from the Torquay Museum in Devon, England; and Rodin’s The Kiss from the National Museum of Wales.