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 Build Computational Thinking, Instill Social/Emotional Learning & More.
Here are a few of our favorites from this edition...be sure to check the full Big Deal Book for more great resources!
Global Community for Practicing Dialogue Skills
On the Generation Global platform, students can develop the skills and experience to flourish in an interconnected and complex world. Generation Global is designed for 12- to 17-year-olds and is active in more than 20 countries from around the world. Students learn and practice the skills of dialogue in the classroom before engaging in dialogue through videoconferences or online.
3D Videos Providing Virtual Reality Experiences
YouTube has a dedicated channel for 3D videos. On their computer, users can scroll around using their mouse, but to enjoy the full virtual reality experience, they can place their smartphone in their VR viewer and choose the Cardboard mode.
Curriculum Modeling Mathematical and Computational Thinking
High school math classes focus traditionally on solving equations; the world of mathematical modeling emphasizes creatingequations. The nonprofit Association of Computational and Mathematical Modeling (AoCMM) is developing a freemathematical modeling curriculum that it plans to share with teachers by early 2017. The curriculum will show students how to construct equations that solve complex real-world engineering, science, and computing problems.
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