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Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. STEM toys are popular with parents, but it's too early to know their impact on learning. Full story from Vox 2. Digital art classes gain popularity and esteem.
Lexi’s World is an app that introduces young children to uppercase and lowercase letters, the QWERTY keyboard, and word formation. Learners finds themselves in an empty land with a young girl named Lexi, then fill the world around her by typing words that come to life. The experience is inspired by Fred Rogers, Sesame Street, and books by Ezra Jack Keats. Lexi’s world costs $2.99. Pros...
"A simulation of the work graduates do at leading companies." (InsideSherpa) A Risk-Free Way to Learn the Day-to-Day of Different Careers Nearly a third of Americans are unsatisfied with their current jobs. While dissatisfaction has many causes, it’s not uncommon to fin...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. VR program helps autistic teens learn to interact with police. Full story from The Philadelphia Inquirer 2. Community building at this summer camp makes STEM ed...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. For these Native American girls, learning to code is an avenue to discuss mental health. Full story from EdSurge 2. Bringing gamefied learning to the classroom and swimming poo...
"Transform the real world into its digital twin." (Kaarta) Mapping the World as You Walk Through It The way in which we study and design spaces has changed dramatically as technology has advanced. Cartography has come a long way since Leonardo da Vinci’s aerial map; not only do we have the tools t...
The old-school image of what a library is and does no longer fits with what many modern libraries have become. While books are still an important part of the library experience, learning and research tools have expanded in the digital age to include online resources. These resources connect learners to a variety of sources, people, and places, and open doors to an education that Andrew Carnegie
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Amazon is invests $700 million in teaching their employees new skills for the future. Full story from Forbes 2. Edtech and curriculum startups join forces to create early childhood ed resources i...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. R-Ladies fosters data science learning and networking with women around the world. Full story from Quartz 2. How to teach kids to use tech responsibly.
Overview (A Walk Through the Universe) is a virtual reality experience that lets users explore the universe, starting from the Earth through the solar system, the Milky Way, and beyond. Overview was created with data from NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Minor Planet Center and aims to give users a better understanding of the scale of the universe. It is available on Steam...