emaze is an online, web-based presentation creator that can be used to build and edit presentations on any personal computer (and soon to be tablet as well). The goal of emaze is to help users easily design visually compelling and engaging presentations, that don’t look like the typical PowerPoint or Keynote presentations you see every day. Read more on our Reviews Page.
Visme is a web-based application that can be used to quickly and easily design presentations and infographics. After testing is out, it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite design tools because of its simplicity and its great collection of templates and graphics. Plus, the app offers a free plan where you can get started and check it out. Find out more on our Reviews Page.
GatherEducation is a virtual, interactive learning platform that allows you to host or participate in online sessions from nearly anywhere with a wifi or cell signal. This platform enables teachers and students to interact remotely while mirroring the classroom environment and maintaining teaching styles. Check out our review page for more information!
By L Stewart of Discovery Education
Discovery Education and 3M are looking for the country’s Top Young Scientist of 2016. Does this sound like someone you know? Or does this sound like YOU? Read on! Now through April 20, entries are being accepted for this year’s Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5-8.
Finalists chosen will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work closely with a 3M Scientist Mentor, compete for $25,000, and earn the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist.”
Reading Horizons Discovery™ is a software program that’s designed to help young readers in kindergarten through Grade 3. From emergent readers to struggling readers and everything in between, this application is an excellent tool for helping students as they learn to read. Reading Horizons Discovery can be used on any internet-enabled device, and is a great addition to the elementary curriculum. More on our reviews page.
For those not familiar, edX is a non-profit MOOC provider founded by Harvard and MIT. They offer free online courses from universities around the world and new ones get added every week including over 100 free computer science courses. They've got some excellent upcoming courses that could be great for students and teachers alike. Check them out below...
Knomadix is a new suite of apps that are designed to help teachers and school districts easily digitize their already existing curriculum. Imagine a teacher being able to turn a traditional paper worksheet into an engaging digital activity, or a curriculum developer being able to convert all of an analog curriculum into a digital format. Find out more about the app on our reviews page!
Last week, the folks over at LEGO® Education were kind enough to send me their new WeDo 2.0 kit for review. This kit is designed to help teach elementary students the basics of programming, robotics, and even STEM skills through hands-on, interactive methods. It’s a pretty awesome tool, with a lot of educational potential, and you can find out more on our reviews page!
Kids Discover Online is home to over 1000 articles covering an enormous variety of science and social studies topics. For those familiar with the Kids Discover publication, the organization has now made some impressive moves into digital content. For those not familiar, stick around, because Kids Discover Online has some excellent content for 3rd - 8th grade students. See more on our Reviews Page
National Geographic has just released their new, free Puzzle Explorer app for iOS and Android devices. The app is meant to be a fun way for students to use creativity and problem-solving skills in order to design their own unique mazes which they can share with friends. Additionally, the Nat Geo team has also put together some great teacher resources to help bring the app to the classroom. Find out more on our reviews page.
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