by App Friday
Drawp for School Launches Resource Marketplace for K-12 Teachers
Curriculum-sharing marketplaces are redefining how teachers research and incorporate new materials and teaching methods. "Collaboration has been at the core of our mission from the beginning," says Ana Albir, Drawp founder and CEO. "We hear so much from our Drawp teachers who want to directly share teacher-created and teacher-curated content, and now we're giving them the chance to do that. We're excited to add the Drawp Resource Marketplace to allow teachers to inspire and be inspired by the fresh ideas of other educators."
One of the advantages of technology in education is the ability to more easily collaborate and share materials, so its great to see these sorts of marketplaces appearing. Note that Julie Brannon, our social media specialist, is affiliated with Drawp.
Can Digital Games Help Students Conquer the Toughest Science Content?
"Ralph Bouquet, the education and outreach manager at the TV series NOVA, argued that games can play a critical role in helping students conquer some of the most essential, and the most difficult, material in science."
It's more difficult to reach the kids in this segment (who are all playing Pokemon Go) but science is one area where new apps can still make a difference.
Step on Board the International Space Station from Your Apple TV
"That means: high-definition versions of NASA TV, on-demand NASA videos, 3D satellite tracking maps, realtime views of the Earth from the International Space Station..."
Also available on phones and tablets, this is a cool view into space, especially with the Juno spacecraft getting ready to send back up close photos of Jupiter.