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6 years ago
Teachers around the country are introducing Sphero SPRK, a robotic toy that teaches coding, to their classrooms. In this Vialogue, one schoolteacher shares his experience building a curriculum around Sphero. Each student is given their own tiny robot, and the teacher creates challenging coding lessons around them every week. What the teacher likes most about Sphero is the fact that it fuses learn...
6 years ago
Put down the pricey computer software; Grafio 3 gives users a new and easy way to create graphs on their tablets and smartphones. It provides templates and tools to create colorful, professional diagrams that users can export to email, PDF, and social media sites. Pros: Grafio 3 makes it easy to create a graph that looks professional. To start their graphs, users can either choose from ...
6 years ago
Visualization by EdLab (© 2016 New Learning Times) Background image from Flickr
6 years ago
Math teachers and students, this might be the app you’ve long been waiting for. Rivaling the graphing calculator, Mathpix is the world’s first technology that reads pictures of handwritten equations and instantly displays solutions and chart graphs. And it’s easy to use: simply take a picture of an equation and the app will do the rest of the work for you. Although it’s ideal for calculus, it can also be used to solve and gr...
6 years ago
A few years ago, Malawi’s educational system accomplished a great feat when it opened its schools to all children in the country. There was only one problem: many schools didn’t yet have adequate resources to teach so many students. A typical classroom in Malawi has around 80 children, making it nearly impossible for the teacher to track the progress of each student. To fix this, schools across Malawi have partnered with a U.K. charity to bri...
6 years ago
Coachella, California, home to one of the largest music festivals in the country, is also one of the nation’s poorest school districts. With most students living below the poverty line, and some homeless, the district’s new superintendent, Darryl Adams, knew he had to give students greater access to educational resources for them to succeed in school. During a time when the internet and technology are essential components to high quality education, the...
6 years ago
An innovative 3D technology is giving new life to Holocaust survivors’ stories. Housed at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies, this cutting edge technology records 3D videos that put Holocaust survivors in the room with you. Not only are the videos three-dimensional, they are also interactive. Audience members can pose questions to the survivors, and language recognition algorithms find corresponding answers from...
6 years ago
A class in Connecticut found a new way to keep the classics alive: through video games. What started as an experimental theater project became the focus of one teacher’s English class as students reimagined stories from Ovid’s Metamorphoses through Halo. Using the game’s original characters as puppets, the class choreographed and blocked their production on a theater-sized screen. As the characters walked through the staged story, the students added vo...
6 years ago
News-2-You is a weekly newspaper specially designed for children with special needs and for those just beginning to read. Each issue delivers news through symbol-supported articles, activities, games, jokes, and guided practice opportunities, making the content both interactive and interesting. Although the newspaper issues are not free (each is $1.99 and a year’s subscription is $5...
6 years ago
If you’ve ever wondered why snowflakes are symmetrical or what an itch actually is, How Stuff Works might be the app for you. This creators of this app, as well as the website with the same name, acknowledge that there’s too much stuff to learn and too little time, so they’ve graciously condensed all the interesting bits int...