Big Deal Media, November 15, 2016

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VSTE partners with Big Deal Media to bring you the best in online resources, grant and competition opportunities and more. In this edition, you can Examine Historical Moments, Engage in Digital Fabrication & More

Here are a few of our favorites from this edition...be sure to check the full Big Deal Book for more great resources!

Virtual Reality Lab

Virtual reality (VR) can transport students to the beaches in the Maldives, on a science expedition in the Arctic, or into the middle of a refugee camp. The Global Nomads Group (GNG) is harnessing the power of virtual reality (VR) technology to spark curiosity and cultivate empathy in classrooms.

Guide Exploring Science and Technology in Film

The Museum of the Moving Image publishes Sloan Science & Film to enhance understanding of science through film. This is a freely downloadable guide to 46 short narrative (fiction) films, all supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s nationwide film program—available for streaming in the classroom—which explores science and technology themes and characters.

Social Writing in “Circles”

HaikuJAM is a social writing app that lets students write stories and poems together. Students can either write with others around the world or form “circles” with their friends. After users create an account, the app will open up to a timeline. There, students can click on “JAM” and start writing their own poem or help finish someone else’s poem.

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Big Deal Book, November 15, 2016

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