The American Writers Museum is developing a new monthly podcast series that explores the museum’s growing Nation of Writers. Listeners will hear experts around the country talk about significant American voices that have shaped this nation with their words. Episode 1 starts off spooky in a chat about Edgar Allan Poe with the curator of The Poe Museum and the director of Poe Baltimore. In episode 2, airing November 25, folks from Sequoyah’s Cabin Museum in Oklahoma discuss the legacy of Sequoyah, who invented the written form of the Cherokee language. The Nation of Writers podcast is presented in conjunction with the American Writers Museum’s forthcoming virtual exhibit American Voices, an online version of the museum’s physical exhibit with the same name. Covering more than 400 years of American writing, this exhibit explores how writers have had an impact on history and how history has had an impact on American writing. The exhibit will launch in late November.
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Vuforia Chalk delivers a unique communication experience enabled by the Vuforia augmented-reality platform. The app combines advanced augmented-reality collaboration tools with real-time video communications to connect students with their teacher or other educator so they can both see and discuss the instruction at hand.
The NPR Student Podcast Challenge, which has drawn more than 35,000 students around the country into the world of audio storytelling, is back for its third year. Students in grades 5–12 can participate in the 2021 challenge by creating a three- to eight-minute podcast about a topic they want to explore.