Our Top Resources From October 2022

By Big Deal Media

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 October.

1. Game Kits Boosting Math and Language Literacy
Dungeons & Dragons is offering free education edition game kits that can be used in classrooms, libraries, and other programs to help teach various school subjects.

2. Game-Design Coding Tool
The idea behind Ready Maker is to get everyone into coding—young students and beginners alike—by using gaming as an entry point. Since playing games appeals to many students, building one is a fun way to learn coding without focusing on the nitty-gritty of the code itself.

3. App to Help Children Regulate Emotions
An app called Mightier helps children develop emotional regulation through games that get harder if a monitor detects a rise in heart rate, often precipitated by frustration.

4. Platform for Creating Interactive Animated Content
Genially is, at its core, a slide presentation tool, and although many such tools are available, this one stands out by making its creations interactive. Rather than flipping through a slideshow, students become more engaged with the content.

5. Digital Tool That Turns Text into Film
Plotagon allows anyone to create a cartoon-style movie with acting and spoken scripting. Students can start by viewing other videos and commenting on them, or they can begin making their own videos by selecting the camera icon.

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