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The Best of Big Deal Media: Our Top Ed Tech Resources of 2016

Jan 13, 2017

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The Best of Big Deal Media: Our Top Ed Tech Resources of 2016

It’s that time of year again where we reflect on our accomplishments and our growth. We can see exactly how far we’ve come since this time last year. Big Deal Media editors researched diligently to bring you the latest and greatest ed tech resources.

Stories as Text Message Illustrations

Nov 15, 2016

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App Turning Stories into “Chat Strings”

Amazon has released an app called Rapids that presents hundreds of children’s stories from various genres in the form of illustrated text message dialogue between characters.

Digital Fiancial Education Curriculum

Nov 15, 2016

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Digital Financial Education Curriculum

The MassMutual Foundation is offering a new digital financial education curriculum—part of its FutureSmart program—developed specifically for middle school students.

Exploring the Digital Humanities

Oct 17, 2016

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Lessons Exploring the Digital Humanities

Imagine if students could launch an augmented reality Pokémon GO-style app that turns the world around them into Charles Dickens’s London or J. D. Salinger’s New York. Proponents of the digital humanities—the combination of art and literature and modern tech—are working to figure out how to make this imaginary scenario into reality.

Project-Based Learning Module

Oct 17, 2016

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Project-Based Learning Module for Makers

In the last few years, a small group of designers at Artifact Design created a system called the Zed Digital Makerspace. (Zed stands for “Generation Z Education.”) This network system connects schools with museums to promote STEM education through project-based learning.

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