To give everyone a break from election-related news, here are some interesting #edtech things from around the web:
- Using virtual reality to revisit the scene of Nagasaki post-atomic bomb: with the help of archival photos, Nagasaki University created a 3D model of the city that allows schoolchildren to explore a radius of about 500 yards around the bomb’s epicenter;
- a lesson plan for coding an interactive map using Scratch from Ryan Smith on Brian Aspinall’s site (this is specifically for a map of Canada, but is customizable);
- reviews of social studies apps you can use for enrichment from Common Sense;
- an optimistic article from C|Net on how good online-only high schools can be when everything is working as intended;
- and on that note, for people implementing online studies, a list of thoughtful questions from the blog Seattle Education that anyone involved with schools should be asking about privacy, the value and goals of data-driven pedagogy, and technology-mediated education in general.
Back to the election. Remember to vote!