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100 Incredible & Educational Virtual Tours You Don't Want to Miss By Katheryn Rivas One of the wonders of the Internet is that it can bring the world to you instead of your needing to find the time and money to explore the traditional way. The following virtual tours bring opportunities to explore cities, famous landmarks and buildings, museums, college campuses, and even outer space. Work With Me Writing this blog has given me the opportunity to work with some great people in the education community. I cannot accept every invitation that I receive, but I do give serious consideration to all invitations. If you are interested in having me speak at your school or conference please use the contact form below or email me directly at richardbyrne (at) freetech4teachers (dot) comServices I offer: *Workshops for your faculty. Let's roll up our sleeves and get immersed in learning about ways to use technology in our classrooms. You can choose from the list of topics at the bottom of this page or I will work with you to develop a custom day of workshops for your faculty. *Keynote for your conference.

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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. You can start your foray with 10 Travel Websites That Should Be Bookmarked and then cruise through our travel tips. But one little bit is still missing. 10 Travel Websites that should be Bookmarked 10 Travel Websites that should be Bookmarked Read More For a bit of “live” virtual sightseeing, you need travel videos.

29 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have MIssed We're back with a cause-themed weekend roundup in anticipation of the Mashable Social Good Summit this Monday, September 20. Below you'll find a section dedicated to our recent slew of Social Good resources including apps, trends, and several surveys of modern fundraising. We've also got all the classics in our Social Media section with resources on how Digg can survive, details on fashion week, and the future of social media journalism. Tech & Mobile has iPad apps for Twitter power users, and some guides on Internet Explorer 9.

Create a Crossword Puzzle On-line (makes a PDF file) Difficulty level selectedPlease review the various options and then click the button to make your crossword puzzle! Select the difficulty of your crossword puzzle.After you have selected the difficulty, you will be able to see all of the options! Change your current difficulty setting. If you change the difficulty setting, the options will change below to the level you select. Graffiti Wall: Discussing and Responding to Literature Overview Featured Resources From Theory to Practice 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.

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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.

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