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Think Critically About Art
The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles provides free lessons that integrate art into the curriculum. One of these lessons focuses on Understanding Formal Analysis. In the lesson, students explore the elements of art and principles of design used by artists
Evaluate EdTech Product Effectiveness
A new online tool can help school–district leaders compare the effectiveness of technology products before purchasing them. The tool, designed by the nonprofit Digital Promise and researchers from Johns Hopkins University, asks questions and provides scores on which products would best meet their needs.
Participate in a Global Game of Intrigue
Designed for the iPad and iPhone, Ingress is a free immersive Augmented Reality (AR) game produced by Niantic Labs, a division of Google. The story setup is that the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has discovered a new form of matter called Exotic Matter (XM, for short). XM, which has the power to control human thought, is constantly leaking into our world via various portals. The world is divided into two factions over who should control these XM portals, and it is up to the player to choose a side and help that side achieve victory. The game incorporates real-world locations and landmarks as portals usinggeo-location-based AR, in combination with an arsenal of tools to hack and take over portals, and a constant stream of social interaction. Cost: Free