Codeable Crafts introduces children to coding and storytelling by combining simple crafting (crayons, stickers, cutout shapes) with visual block-based coding to create original stories. Children draw on animal templates, name their creatures, and then snap together a set of coding blocks, like puzzle pieces, to make a sequence of interactions.
The Blox 3D Junior app for iOS lets children aged 5 and older build and print 3D models in a simple and intuitive manner. Children can create beautiful objects using tap to create and double-tap to delete. They can export creations to a printable file via email and 3D-print them for real-world results.
REI Co-op National Parks Guide is among the most comprehensive guides to the National Parks System. Covering 50 popular sites—from Acadia National Park, in Maine, to Zion, in Utah—this photo-rich app for iOS and Android devices leads users through every step of their journey, from planning a trip to finding the most scenic trail once they’ve arrived.
Community in Crisis is a story-based literacy game in which students take on the role of director of a community center dealing with the aftermath of a hurricane. In that role, students will need to work with their staff to prioritize relief efforts to best serve individuals and the community as a whole.
GiveThx, a digitalcurriculum and app, affords a structured way for teachers and students to give and receive messages of gratitude (“Thx notes”) and to reflect on their own identity development and learning as global citizens.