TimeTours: Uxmal takes students on a virtual trip to the golden age of the Maya, using modern 3D reconstructions. The virtual trip through time brings the past to life in threespherical panoramas that put students right into several important locations of ancient Uxmal using the built-in compass feature. Ten “Now & Then” time windows let users experience what cities looked when ballgames and ritual sacrifices were performed in the ancient world. The new “Now & Then & ...” feature brings the time of the rediscovery alive. If students think old stones alone are a little “dry,” they can use the treasure hunt and minigames as entertaining diversions. They can explore a wealth of information and media while listening to Maya rhythms. Two time travel tour guides help with all features of the app, which is available in English, German, and Spanish. Designed for iPad, the app is available to download for $3.99.
Each year Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Here are curated resources for celebrating and teaching students about Hispanic heritage.
Culturally Situated Design Tools (CSDTs) team is to improve education, justice, and equity through new STEM+C educational methods. By eliminating misconceptions about race and gender in STEM+C, engaging students, and aiding teachers, CSDTs can simultaneously be used to teach science, empower students, and change perspectives.
The Second Step Elementary digital program offers a research-based approach to social–emotional learning (SEL) that allows for consistency from classroom to classroom and easily scales across schools and districts.