TimeTours: Uxmal takes students on a virtual trip to the golden age of the Maya, using modern 3D reconstructions. The virtual trip through time brings the past to life in threespherical panoramas that put students right into several important locations of ancient Uxmal using the built-in compass feature. Ten “Now & Then” time windows let users experience what cities looked when ballgames and ritual sacrifices were performed in the ancient world. The new “Now & Then & ...” feature brings the time of the rediscovery alive. If students think old stones alone are a little “dry,” they can use the treasure hunt and minigames as entertaining diversions. They can explore a wealth of information and media while listening to Maya rhythms. Two time travel tour guides help with all features of the app, which is available in English, German, and Spanish. Designed for iPad, the app is available to download for $3.99.
Each month we publish blogs and newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in February.
The Center for Black Literature (CBL) at Medgar Evers College, in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and University of Pittsburgh School of Education, invites high school and college students of all ages to participate in the writing contest “Celebrating Black Writers: Voices Calling for Activism and Social Justice.”
Amanda Gorman has kicked off a new “Word of the Day” video series from SesameWorkshop. Produced in partnership with WarnerMedia Kids & Family, the series harnesses the power of language to nurture children’s positive and healthy sense of self.