Students can go beyond just reading the news; they can “play” the news as they try to bring peace to the Middle East with the freePeaceMaker game designed by ImpactGames for iOS or Android. As they play the game, students will experience the joy of bringing peace to the Middle East, or they will succumb to the agony of plunging the region into disaster. PeaceMaker will test students’ skills as a leader, as well as their assumptions and prior knowledge about the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. The game—available in English, Arabic, and Hebrew—is inspired by real events in this conflict. Cost: $1.99
Carnegie Hall Kids is a child-friendly website that invites youth aged 5–12 to learn about music through activities that ignite children’s imagination. Through a fun and engaging interface, young people can learn about the history of Carnegie Hall, as well as explore a variety of musical genres and traditions.
ImmerseMe offers solo language practice in virtual reality. In each lesson, students will find themselves in a 360-degree photographic image filmed on location in a place where their language of choice is spoken.
Getting children to compose music has always been seen as difficult, a skill reserved for those who have mastered theory and acquired sufficient instrumental skill. With Hyperscore, children can express their innate musicianship literally in minutes, regardless of their level or prior music experience.