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25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online - Virtual Education Websites

25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online - Virtual Education Websites
Just because you’re online doesn’t mean that you can’t experience the world first-hand — or as close to first-hand as possible. Here are websites that feature virtual learning experiences, exposing online visitors to everything from history to geography, astronomy to anatomy, literature to government. 7 Wonders Panoramas – 360-degree views of the Seven Wonders of the World. Arounder Virtual Tour of the Moon – 360-degree panoramic views of the moon, courtesy of the Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions. (Many other Earth locations also available on Frissiras Museum – A virtual art gallery from Athens, Greece that allows you to explore paintings by clicking through their entire collection. Google Earth – Explore the geography of both land and sea (free download). Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Vital Signs: Understanding Cardiovascular Diseases – A virtual gallery teaching about heart disease. Louvre Virtual Tour – Virtual tour of the world-famous Louvre museum in Paris. Mount St.

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Killick Centre for E-Learning Research Killick Centre for E-Learning Research I mentioned the project housed at Memorial University of Newfoundland that is funded by the federal Government through the the Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) Program of the the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), which “aims to foster innovative research, training and new knowledge in the area of e-learning in the field of education.” One of the main partners in this research is the provincial virtual school, the Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation. Anyway, I was poking around their website a couple of days ago and noticed some new links. While some of the items appear on multiple pages and I notice that some are out of date (i.e., I know the article has been published, but it is still listed as accepted or submitted), but it is worth promoting the research that is coming out of this project. Like this:

4 Ways to use Online Resources to Keep Advanced Students Engaged and Learning Post collaboratively written with Abbas Hussain. Just yesterday morning, there was an article in USA Today discussing how many of today’s students don’t feel particularly challenged by their school work. In this technology-enabled age, it is easier than ever to give advanced students the opportunity to pursue learning outside of the standard curriculum. The wealth of resources available across the Internet is expanding constantly, and there are many ways for the advanced student, who may be outpacing his or her regular academic work, to learn more about topics of interest and keep themselves challenged and engaged. Below are a few different ideas for providing direction and resources to advanced students to keep them engaged and let them pursue a higher level of knowledge about the content you’re covering in class. Khan Academy and similar resources A great resource for learning more about an impressively wide range of topics is the Khan Academy.

Explore Ancient Egypt Explore Ancient Egypt With 360-degree and other imagery, walk around the Sphinx, enter the Great Pyramid, visit tombs and temples, and more. Want to walk around the Sphinx? How to Detect Lies - body language, reactions, speech patterns Interesting Info -> Lying Index -> How to Detect Lies Become a Human Lie Detector (Part 1) Warning: sometimes ignorance is bliss. After gaining this knowledge, you may be hurt when it is obvious that someone is lying to you. The following deception detection techniques are used by police, forensic psychologists, security experts and other investigators. Introduction to Detecting Lies: The Increasing Potential of Minecraft in Education Many people have tried to persuade teachers to use Minecraft for Education as a learning tool, as claims that it has the power to enable students to explore, create and imagine in a completely different way than they could ever do in a traditional classroom (Edutopia). The popular world-building game, no doubt, does have the power to unleash creativity in a digital manner similar to Lego bricks, but how teachers can implement this in the classroom is a challenge facing many who can see the potential of the technology. The jump to iPad and Android has allowed Minecraft to become more portable, but a research project by the Art and Design Academy at Liverpool’s John Moores University is aiming to provide tools and teaching materials which make it easy to use Minecraft as a platform for collaborative design between young people. One of the researchers exploring the technology is Dr Mark Wright, who is interested to see how Minecraft can be best implemented in learning, telling UKEdChat…

10 Websites For Virtual Sightseeing With Travel Videos Advertisement Whether it is the backpacking thrill seeker or the armchair traveler, the internet is definitely the first place on the itinerary for most. The rich variety of travel websites cover every conceivable route to reach a destination and seek out its sights. Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement A while back, I was asked, "What engages students?" Sure, I could respond, sharing anecdotes about what I believed to be engaging, but I thought it would be so much better to lob that question to my own eighth graders. The responses I received from all 220 of them seemed to fall under 10 categories, representing reoccuring themes that appeared again and again. So, from the mouths of babes, here are my students' answers to the question: "What engages students?" 1.

Napoleon: Interactive Battle Simulator Game Instructions To play the Waterloo Interactive Battle Simulator, you must first choose whether to play as Napoleon (French side) or as Wellington (Allied side). The computer will play as your opponent. What is your body language saying? Narrowing the red margins of your lips is a clear sign of anger, while massaging your forehead can signal uneasiness. Brushing hair off your face is a combination of nerves and flirtationIf you nod in clusters of three, the speaker will sense your interestStuffing your hands in your pockets means you're probably hiding somethingIn a seated conversation, lifting your toes means your feelings are extra-positive ( -- Every last gesture -- whether it's a tilt of the head or plain fidgeting -- tells a story. Do you look down when you speak? Play with your hair?

3 Ways a Learning Platform Can Make You a More Productive Teacher On any given day, a teacher may spend a considerable portion of time planning lessons, making copies of paper assignments, distributing and grading, posting and notifying about new assignments, documenting student performance, and a plethora of other activities too numerous to mention. With so much to keep up with, it’s reassuring to know there’s always one place you can go to make sense of it all – your learning platform, or learning management system (LMS). Read on for three top ways your learning platform can help make you a more productive teacher. 1.

Virtual Field Trips What it is: Google has a way-cool new project called the World Wonders Project. Thanks to Google, you can now wander the Earth with your students virtually to discover some of the most famous sites on earth. The site makes a great addition to the history and geography classroom and opens your classroom to the wider world. Not only are wonders of the modern world available, students can also explore wonders of the ancient world.

What <em>Is</em> Student Engagement, Anyway? (EDUCAUSE Quarterly When EDUCAUSE Quarterly asked me to be a columnist on the topic of student engagement, my first question was, “What is student engagement?” This question seems like a good point of departure for exploring the topic in this first of four columns. To answer this question, I started with the word “engagement.” Several dictionaries could not provide a definition that seemed to come close to what I think people mean when they talk about student engagement. Finally, I turned to the Oxford English Dictionary and found this definition: “the fact of being entangled; involved or entangled conditions. Obs.”

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