Tech Showcase roundup: June

A kit that lets students learn about coding and building games, plus resources for teaching chemistry and engaging students with student-response tools are among the featured tools in this month's Tech Showcase.

Kit teaches students to code, build games

littleBits has released its Code Kit designed to let students in grades 3-8 learn how to code and build games. The kit comes with components to create four games, plus an assortment of bits and accessories and code kit app.

6 free virtual-reality chemistry lessons

Mel Science has debuted a collection of virtual-reality chemistry lessons for students in K-12. Six lessons, which run on Google Daydream, are available for free download now online.

White paper offers tips for student engagement

A free white paper from Turning Technologies offers tips on ways teachers can engage students using student-response tools.

Vernier offers training workshops for STEM teachers

Vernier is hosting its Summer Institute, a series of day-long training workshops in 13 cities, for science, technology, engineering and math teachers. The workshops will give teachers hands-on experience working with data-collection devices and showing them how they can integrate the devices into lessons.

Contest gives teachers chance to win laptops for classroom

Teachers can enter a contest to win a set of Acer laptops, with Windows 10 Pro, for their classroom. The contest deadline is June 30 and teachers must write a short summary detailing why they need the laptops and what difference the devices could make in the classroom.

Free toolkit educates about student-data privacy

The Consortium of School Networking's updated Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning, Version 3 toolkit is designed to educate school leaders about student-data privacy laws. The toolkit, available for free, includes security questions to ask vendors and steps for vetting online tools, among other features.

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