MS144_CelebrateDiversity

mzl.tooiojzh.75x75-65Martin Luther King Jr. QuickQuotes, by Tan Teck Hean, has a vast collection of quotes by Martin Luther King Jr., the American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the African-American civil rights movement. His main legacy was to secure progress on civil rights in the United States and he is frequently referenced as a human rights icon today. ideal for the classroom or home. You can easily browse and manage the quotes using this app. MLK Quotes is a simple app that is more than just useful, the quotes can be shared through Twitter or Facebook. You can even select the font and background image to create a unique, personal quote to post on your Instagram account. Some sample quotes:

  • A right delayed is a right denied.
  • Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.
  • All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
  • A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
  • I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.
  • We have guided missiles and misguided men.
  • Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
  • We are not makers of history. We are made by history.
  • Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
  • The more there are riots, the more repressive action will take place, and the more we face the danger of a right-wing takeover and eventually a fascist society.

imgres-2Martin Luther King Jr.’s Speech, by TechnoSketch Apps, features some of Martin Luther King Jr.’s most famous speeches. The app breaks the listening experience up into short segments for better listening and learning. Originally designed as an aid to teach English, the app presents MLK’s speeches with subtitles that can serve as an introduction to his speeches. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Speech is very simple and useful; it has about 5 minutes English speeches with English subtitles. Each speech is divided into short sections, and you can play and pause by section with listening and reading.

imgres-6GoExplore Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, by BarZ Adventures, is a self-guided multimedia tour for kids to learn about Martin Luther King and his life.. See the Birth Home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as historic Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr. King was baptized as a child and went on become a pastor until his death in 1968. Watch videos that cover his passionate fight for equality featuring historic footage and moving Civil Rights imagery. Videos are ranger-hosted and trigger automatically via GPS as you explore the Sweet Auburn neighborhood. Other points of interest include pivotal places where civil rights history was made.

imgres-3Riding with Rosa Parks – LAZ Reader [Level J–first grade], by Language Technologies, is the perfect app to get early readers involved with the period in American history when segregation laws denied African-American people equal rights. This story app is written for beginning readers and explains the  of history and how just one person, Rosa Parks, made a huge difference during these difficult times. It does not have any of the bells and whistles of most kids apps, but that does not deter from the importance of this historical event. Discussion questions after the reading help build interest and comprehension.

imgres-4Who Am I? Race Awareness Game, by Playtime Interactive, is a wonderful app put together by a group of universities in conjunction with The Race Awareness Project.™ Fun and educational two-player game that teaches kids to think responsibly about race and diversity! This app has been awarded as one of the top 100 products for parents, teachers and kids by Common Sense Media and featured in Parents Magazine, CNN, NY Times, Slate, Wired and Katie Couric.
Developed by Dr. Michael Baran, cultural anthropologist at Harvard University, “Who Am I? Race Awareness Game” is designed to open a dialogue about human physical diversity and racial identification. In this game, one player selects a target picture and the other player asks ‘yes or no’ questions to try and figure out who was picked.

mzl.lcyjfbcu.175x175-75Wee You-Things, by Wee Society LLC, is exactly the kind of book we need to read to our children to help instill 21st century character traits of acceptance. This HAPPY interactive book encourages us all to appreciate and celebrate the differences in people. We were so delighted when we came across this app, every element in this simple read is stunning and the message so poignant! Their splendid graphics and insightful message are combined with the insanely great storytelling technologies of the iPad, making this an app you won’t want to miss. Read the full review

And LAST, but not LEAST!

OGKEduIconFinalRounded1024x1024-300x300Round by Design, has released a classroom version of One Globe Kids called, One Globe Kids 1!  The developers behind these ingenious apps has been round the globe to bring you and your students a classroom version, which is void of any in app purchases! Perfect for the classroom, this app addresses much needed cultural diversity awareness in one gorgeous photograph after another! Children can “visit” friends from around the world and learn how different cultures operate. Read the full review of both apps.

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  1. […] Martin Luther King Jr. QuickQuotes, by Tan Teck Hean, has a vast collection of quotes by Martin Luther King Jr., the American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the African-American civil rights movement.  […]