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 Explore Fabrication, Gamify Instruction, Demystify Shakespeare & More.
Here are a few of our favorites from this edition...be sure to check the full Big Deal Book for more great resources!
Web Event on Gamification in Education
On June 14, 2016, at 3 p.m. (ET), ASCD will host a free webinar titled “Get in the Game: The Magic Circle of the Gamified Classroom.” Participants in this webinar will have an opportunity to explore the basics of the gamified classroom.
3D CAD Software for Fabrication
Some schools, makerspaces, and fabrication labs have introduced a free online block-based program called BlocksCAD, which is specifically designed to help elementary-aged children create 3D printable objects while learning math and programming. With BlocksCAD, students create, combine, and manipulate 3D shapes by stacking “block” commands rather than by typing precise coding syntax.
Real-World Interactives Challenging Algebraic Thinking
Get the Math mixes video and web interactivity to help middle school and high school students develop algebraic thinking skillsfor solving real-world problems. The multimedia mathematics challenges are presented in the context of the “real world” scenarios of fashion design, videogame design, music production, restaurant management, professional basketball, and movie special-effects production.
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