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 Enhance Multiple Literacies, Experience Different Cultures & More.
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Interact in Human Dramas
Developed at The University of Michigan – Flint and Ann Arbor, ImagineNation Matters “virtual tour” modules are like storybooks come to life, in which upper elementary students can experience, for example, the human drama of the Underground Railroad or life as a modern Arab American. Each of the modules is in the form of a story that involves protagonists of the approximate age of student participants
Use Technology Creatively
Now, more than ever, school librarians are leading creative technology use in K–12, from maker activities and robotics to mobile devices. Led by top practitioners in the field, School Library Journal’s free, one-hour webcasts provide practical takeaway information on hot topics in educational technology. On February 17, 2016, at 3 p.m. (ET), School Library Journal (SLJ), in partnership with ISTE, will present “Using Technology to Engage the Reluctant Reader.”
eCYBERMISSION is a free web-based STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) competition administered byNSTA. The competition challenges students in grades 6–9 to work in teams to identify a problem in their community and then propose a solution by using scientific practices or engineering design processes. The teams, composed of three to four students and one adult team advisor, all from the same grade and state, will compete against thousands of their peers to be named as a State First-Place Winning Team. Volunteers are also needed to be judges.