Next week, December 3–9, students and educators worldwide are encouraged to spend an hour during the school week to explore the concepts of coding and computational thinking through Hour of Code. Code.org provides an opportunity for all learners, young and old, to explore something new and different.
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.
Sound Rebound is an offbeat experience of color and sound that invites students to create ricochets, bounces, or bumps to investigate seeing and hearing. The app, designed for iOS devices, invites users to move objects around the screen’s “play field” to experiment with color and sound.
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.
IGTV is a platform from the folks at Instagram. However, instead of individual posts or Instagram Stories, which combine still images and short video clips, IGTV hosts longer videos, usually centered around one topic.