Reflector is a wireless mirroring system from the folks at Air Squirrels that is designed to allow you to display the content of any iOS or Android device onto a central PC or presentation system. Given the increasing prevalence of digital devices in the classroom, having an effective and efficient way to display student screens on a central board or projector can be enormously beneficial. You can read the full review on our Review's Page.
By Danielle Burnett, Principal Learning Architect, GameSalad
New initiatives for Computer Science and STEM education in the United States are surfacing every day. President Obama called for $4 billion in funding for his “CS for All” program in January, Oracle pledged $200 million for direct and in-kind support for CS education in April, and Facebook pledged $15 million to support diversity initiatives with Code.org in July. Read the full post here.
Skyscrapers is a new iOS app in the Explorer’s Library series from Tinybop. The app costs $2.99 and is meant for students in kindergarten through 5th grade. The app is aligned with the NGSS science standards and is meant to allow students to explore the experience of building a skyscraper. It’s not only a fun app, but it also allows for a lot of educational opportunities. Read the full review.
Kiddom is a free tool for teachers and students that is designed for classrooms using standards-based grading. Teachers can create assignments and track performance related to specific standards (CCSS, SEL, State, or customized), and students can gain a better understanding of their own achievement levels. You can read the full review on our Review's Page.
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