Making the right decisions when purchasing digital tools -- and what to do if you need to act immediately
3D pens are hand-held devices that mimic the extrusion process of a 3D printer, but allow for more free-form control over what is created.
Many of the activities provide tie-ins to subject areas like ELA, Math, Art and Music, Science, and Social Studies, so every educator can find ways for students to participate.
Since its launch in 2013, the Hour of Code has introduced more than 625,750,509 people ages four to 104, in more than 180 countries, to basic coding and computer science concepts.
Here are some of the many options available for educators to bring Hour of Code activities into their classrooms this December.
Students at Charter High School for Architecture and Design in Philadelphia (PA) are working with an Ultimaker 2 Extended+ to learn about art, design, and giving back to the community.
The MakerBot Replicator Mini+ is a single extruder 3D printer with a 10.1 x 12.6 x 12.6 cm (L/W/H) build plate, allowing users to print PLA objects up to 98 cubic inches.
Based on research-driven strategies, Reading Horizons Discovery is a program for teaching and assessing K–3 reading skills.
Revision Assistant is an online writing tool that provides writing prompts and feedback for students in grades 6 through university at the click of a button.
Kids Discover Online offers over 100+ units of ad-free nonfiction science and social studies articles for elementary-and middle-school students.
Rarely does a professional book cause a reader to lose sleep. Rarely is a book about how to improve teaching and learning a page-turner.
Autodesk Design Academy provides educators and students free access to product tutorials, exercises, projects, and courses for Autodesk tools as they learn about the world of 3D design.
Newsela is a service that makes it easy for teachers to assign nonfiction texts to students at appropriate reading levels.
eDynamic Learning offers over 50 high-quality online career and elective courses for middle-and high-school students.
Typing Agent is a fully Web-based program that allows central teacher control over student typing lessons and test curriculum.
Learning management systems, like all technology, are continually improving to meet the evolving needs of their users.