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Wisdom Quotes 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. 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. Supreme Court Tour – A 360-degree exploration of the U.S.

HippoCampus Blog Califa Library Group Great Plates - Fort Collins, CO Free Open Courseware Directory | College@Home Check out our selection of OpenCourseWare. Completely free courses you can take online at your own convenience. OpenCourseWare is actual class material that was once used at colleges around the country, and is now available to the public free of cost. This class material can include syllabi, reading lists, lecture notes, and other such documents on topics ranging from Electrical Engineering to Underwater Basketweaving. Using OpenCourseWare, you can learn from the convenience of your home, without spending a penny. Generally you would have to spend hours going from website to website searching for material in the areas you are most interested in. So why not get started now?

El Arte Funcional, el gran libro de texto de la infografía periodística Hoy sale a la venta 'El Arte Funcional', el esperado libro de Alberto Cairo. He tenido el placer de leerlo y no puedo más que recomendarlo. Si alguna vez fuera profesor de infografía en una Universidad, tengo claro que esta sería la lectura inicial que mandaría a los alumnos. Si no sabes de infografía y quieres aprender, este en tu libro. Nigel Holmes (nada más y nada menos): "Es la guía más completa y sensata sobre gráficos informativos y su uso en el mundo real que conozco" Y es cierto que es útil. Mario Tascón: "Cairo es de los pocos profesionales que sabe combinar la práctica diaria con la academia" Y es que dentro de ser un libro teórico, muchas de las cosas que se dicen se explican con casos prácticos que permiten entender su aplicación en la infografía en medios. Posiblemente la publicación más importante en el mundo de la infografía periodística en muchos, muchos años.

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Using an iPad as a Digital Microscope « iPads in Education 5 Nov We have a set of microscopes from the 1970s that are still in great shape but certainly don’t have the ability to capture images. Digital microscopy is an excellent teaching tool for many reasons. 1. The large screen allows for the student and the teacher to view the same image at the same time. 2. While the images are far from perfect they are much better then most teacher expect. See the examples of the lab below. Like this: Like Loading... Tags: camera, iPad, microscopes OpenDOAR - Open Access Repositories Search or Browse for Repositories <intR>²Dok "Ergani - Historical Archive of Aegean" Repository 4TU.Centre for Research Data AAB College repository Aaltodoc Publication Archive ABACUS. Aberdeen University Research Archive (AURA) Abertay Research Collections CADAIR (Aberystwyth University Repository) ABU Zaria Research Publications Academic Digital Library (Akademickiej Bibliotece Cyfrowej) (ABC - KRAKÓW) Academic Research Repository at the Burgas Free University (Научен портал на Бургаския свободен университет) ARRChNU (Academic Research Repository at the ChNU) Academic Research Repository at the Institute of Developing Economies (ARRIDE) Academica-e ARCA - IGC (Access to Research and Communications Annals) ARAN (Access to Research at National University of Ireland, Galway) ARRT (Access to Research Resources for Teachers) ACEReSearch Acervo Digital da Unesp

Children should be taught how English language works first, say researchers Children should be taught how English language works first, say researchers 10:49am Wednesday 16th January 2013 in News By Daily Echo Reporter Children should be taught how English language works first, say researchers Children would find it easier to learn to read and write if they were first taught how the English language works and what words mean rather than trying to sound out words, according Hampshire researchers. Psychologists at the University of Portsmouth found that phonics, the common way of teaching literacy skills, was holding youngsters back. Dr Victoria Devonshire, of the Department of Psychology, trialled a new method of teaching reading and writing with 120 children aged five to seven and found the average reading age increased by 14 months after just six months. She said: ''We were surprised at how compelling the results were. ''When children were taught to understand why English works the way it does, we saw a leap in their ability to learn to read and write.