For more than 20 years, The Concord Consortium has developed cutting-edge educational software for STEM—and just about all of the award-winning, scientist-designed resources are free. The STEM Resource Finder features activities, modules, and software tools. Teachers can sign up to create classes, assign activities, track student progress, and more. Or they can head to the NGSS Pathfinder to find their path through the Next Generation Science Standards with help from The Concord Consortium.
Orb, a new ARKit app for iOS by Pantheon, uses augmented reality to develop makerskills. Students young and old can design and build entire worlds in a matter of minutes by transforming simple shapes into 3D objects.
Students interested in science concepts such as robotics and bioengineering have a new, freeonline game at their disposal. Arizona State University researchers have released Frankenstein200, a game that uses Mary Shelley’s tale of scientific hubris to get children thinking about such ideas as robotics, bioengineering, and humans’ reasons for creating.