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The use of physical hardware and education theoretics. Educational Technology includes learning theory, computer-based training, online learning, and mobile learning.

several free learning games

May 15, 2020


Collection of Free Games for Learning at Home

Filament Games has curated several free learning games in multiple subjects, including life science, media literacy, and women in STEM. For example, the Oculus game Breaking Boundaries in Science is a virtual-reality celebration of some of history’s most renowned women in the STEM arena.

resources to tie art to history

May 15, 2020


Thematic Curricula Connecting Art and History Through Inquiry

Works of art are special kinds of historical sources that spark inquiry in the classroom in remarkable ways. Developed by educators at the Art Institute of Chicago, Art + History is an innovative method for using art as a primary source for historical inquiry.

Communicate While Social Distancing

Apr 24, 2020


Connecting in the World of Physical Distancing

Just a few short weeks ago we saw, heard, and hugged some of our best friends almost daily. Now the world has been turned upside down and we are all trying to find a new normal. I’m reminded of the graphic below. This is truly what it feels like right now. We were on a pretty solid upward trajectory, with a few bumps in the road. Now we’re squarely in the middle of chaos and we realize we will come out higher, stronger, and better than ever.

Apr 15, 2020


The Wild West—Experienced Virtually

The Smithsonian Institution–affiliated Buffalo Bill Center of the West offers online educational programs for teachers and students, including Skype in the Classroom virtual field trips. The center also offers Facebook Live sessions and YouTube videos, and recently launched an Interactive 360 Activity and Curriculum program.

Apr 15, 2020


At-Home Engineering and Science Activities

The James Dyson Foundation has created 44 free engineering and science activities for children to try out while at home during the coronavirus pandemic The activities range from making a balloon-powered car to building a bridge from spaghetti.


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