Fictional Tale Deepening Children’s Understanding of the Holocaust
Designed for iPad by paragrafo blu, Auschwitz, A Tale of Wind familiarizes children with the story of the Holocaust. Delicate, touching narrative is paired with illustrations, animations, and music. Extra features include maps and a historical timeline. The app tells the story of a father and his two children, Didier and Jou Jou, and their deportation to Auschwitz. Simply, delicately, the tale encourages young readers to develop questions and seek answers about the tragedy of the extermination camps. The tragedy, however, is only suggested, looming in the background of a captivating, graceful, and poetic first-person narrative. The app includes a timeline of the Nazi persecution of Jews and of the Holocaust, as well as two maps of the main extermination camps and the Jewish ghettos—all of which serve to help parents and teachers explain the fictional tale and move beyond the text to deepen children’s understanding of the surrounding history. Cost: Free
Developed by Artebinaria, Artinside Museum offers users a visit in augmented reality to an imaginary museum in which 100 masterpieces from the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries are exhibited in the space around them, in life size, within four collections and twenty exhibition rooms.
As they watch and read the news, students may hear the acronym NATO without understanding its meaning. Yet they have no doubt heard of countries inside and outside the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) from having watched international competitions such as the Olympics and the World Cup. Students can learn about their country and NATO with the NATO on the Map tool.
Sandbox AR from Discovery Education is an award-winning digital media platform that serves more than 4.5 million students worldwide across 140 countries. The freeaugmented reality app, available on iPad only at the time of the launch, takes advantage of the device’s camera, display, motion sensors, and high-speed processors to meld reality and digital creations.