disruptED is a curriculum-rich augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) resource for early elementary students. The AR/VR reality books bring students on a literacy journey as they explore and interact with letters, shapes, and opposites. One lesson connects letter recognition with sign language. Learners can select either augmented or virtual reality to engage with the books, which include visual and auditory prompts in the directions.
The TalkingPoints Teacher app helps teachers reach all parents and guardians, regardless of language, via text messages in more than 100 languages. The translations are done by a combination of human translators and machines, allowing for seamless communication with all students’ families.
iRobot is helping to drive STEM education programs in the iRobot Cool Stuff Museum, where students can explore the building blocks of the world’s coolest robots. A freeiOS or Androidapp from Cuseum takes students on a tour of the museum, providing an opportunity to learn about iRobot’s rich history in robotics and gain inspiration.
The world’s most famous citadel, the Acropolis of Athens, was built in Ancient Greece in the fifth century BCE. With the freeAcropolis Interactive 3D app, students can explore this great work of architecture along with events of the past.
Softecks’ Robotics Engineeringapp for Android provides the basic knowhow on the foundations of robotics: modeling, planning, and control. The app takes the user through a step-by step design process in this rapidly advancing specialty area of robot design.