One of the most powerful moments in my 22 years of teaching occurred on the last day of the school year.
During the first week of school, my students in rural Pennsylvania played a game via Skype with a group of students in a rural Kenyan village. During that call, they learned of a bridge in the village so dangerous that many children were not able to go to school because of it. Over the course of the school year, the children in Kenya taught my students how to garden. In exchange, my students designed and fundraised to replace that bridge.
Using Magnate Interactive’s Waypoint EDU, a freegeocaching and scavenger hunt app for iOS, teachers can create an augmented-reality game with multiple-choice questions. The process is quick and easy: Teachers open up the app, tap Create, and give their hunt a title and description.
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.
The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, caregivers, and young people to strengthen their awareness and understanding of digital citizenship and encourages technology users to be responsible DIGItal citiZENS.