Noun Town is a new app on the VR language-learning scene. The app, which was launched in December 2022, offers gamified learning, setting users on a grayscale island that gradually becomes colorized as they complete tasks.
Project Exchange brings together high school and college students from around the globe to talk about culture, promote mutual understanding, and prepare youth to tackle critical global issues through cross-cultural communication.
The ASL App, by Ink & Salt, presents videos made by people who are deaf to help users learn a new visual, spatial language in a way that is easy, intuitive, and well paced. Users can drag their finger on the videos to control the speed, and when they need to know a sign right away, they can use the search index.
At a time when education systems are facing the challenges of the pandemic—and fieldtrips are on hold—the Perot Museum of Nature and Science has launched an engaging 10-part, STEM-focused virtual series called The Whynauts.
KidCitizen introduces a new way for K–5 students to engage with US history. In KidCitizen’s interactive episodes, children explore civics and government concepts by investigating primary source photographs from the Library of Congress and connect what they find with their daily lives.
Are you unsure of where to start in supporting English learners with exceptional needs? Many educators do not receive training in this critical and complex area, and it can be overwhelming to try to figure it all out on their own. In TESOL’s new online course, “Supporting English Learners with Exceptional Needs,” teachers can build their knowledge of English learners with disabilities and engage in discussions, activities, and projects that will prepare them to help learners reach their potential.
Thanks to an international partnership between the Mexican Ambassador to the US, Martha Bárcena, and the Center for Applied Linguistics, teachers across the United States have free online access to hundreds of multimedia Spanish resources, including complete textbooks, lesson plans, videoclips, and maps.
Publishers and nonprofits have been providing new books with age-appropriate information about the coronavirus pandemic to housebound children free of charge. One example is My Hero Is You, a new illustrated book by Helen Patuck.
A team based at the University of British Columbia in Canada has developed a literacy portal, Global Storybooks, which hosts custom sites with multilingual, open-licensed books from more than 40 countries and regions on five continents. The portal is intended to help democratize global flows of information and resources, facilitate language learning—including Indigenous languages—and promote literacy.
The Comparative Constitutions Project (CCP) launched Constitute in collaboration with Google Ideas in 2013. Accessible in English, Spanish, and Arabic, Constitute is an online environment to read, search, and compare the world’s constitutions.