At 10 years old, Marley Dias loved to read but hardly ever came across protagonists who looked like her, so she decided to do something about it. In November 2015, Dias launched the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign to raise awareness about the lack of black girl characters and inspire young people to take action.
From Wordoor Technology comes Pop On, a freeapp for iOS and Android that allows students to learn a language by connecting directly with native speakers from more than 100 different countries and regions.
Orb, a new ARKit app for iOS by Pantheon, uses augmented reality to develop makerskills. Students young and old can design and build entire worlds in a matter of minutes by transforming simple shapes into 3D objects.
TIPSbyTEXT is a freetext-messaging program for parents of preschoolers designed to help them prepare their children for kindergarten. Each week during the school year, parents receive three texts about important kindergarten readiness skills.
The Sprint 4NetSafety Resource Center is full of helpful tools specifically tailored for use in the classroom or at home. The resources address a variety of online safety topics, including cyberbullying, mobile device safety, online privacy, and personal data sharing. In addition, the Resource Center provides applications and tools that help to protect families’ wireless devices.