Cignition’s FogStone Isle app engages students in designing their own virtual worlds through challenging mathematics games in an environment that makes learning active. Neuroscience, pedagogy, and game design are brought together in this freeiPad app in which students solve complex math problems adapted to their learning level. FogStone Isle aids students in grades 4–8 in gaining conceptual understanding of math topics that students at these levels often struggle with. The app includes alignments to national curriculum and standards, and provides comprehensive reports and valuable assignment and lesson tools. The two latest games include a sawmill that introduces fractions, demonstrating the way they work on a number line, and an equivalent fractions challenge that lets students create wishing wells.
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 February.
What if students could bring their ideas to life by just saying them out loud? Using the Moatboatapp for iOS, students speak, and the app does what they say. Students can give characters things to do with more than 1,000 objects and actions across 15 unique environments.
Starting with the Alamo in 1836, Experience Real History (ERH) uses cards and RealityBoards, in addition to apps, to help students gain insights into history. The Reality Board is a large mat with a printed image of the 1836 Alamo from a bird’s-eye view.