We are presenting our 3D virtual environments to CAA2012 as a potential tool for recreating archaeological reconstructions. We have a 3D test environment running at present at http://wa692.avayalive.com When you click on this link you will be asked to download a plugin (agree to ActiveEx control) and you will appear in the environment as an avatar. This environment will allow for the simultaneous entry of 30 avatars.... more »
Spellathon provides a new free resource for teachers and their students to practice English spelling in the class room and at home in a fun and engaging way.
Spellathon is also the biggest, best and most exciting global sponsored spelling competition ever. All Schools, Colleges and University Unions will receive 25% of the income fundraised by their students!
I use Google Earth as the learning platform for math activities and lessons. My website, RealWorldMath.org provides teachers with lesson resources that promote active learning and constructivism. The best thing about this is that with Google Earth I can easily connect with ideas from other subject areas such as Science or History. By presenting ideas in a virtual world setting, students can see the relevance of ideas... more »
Use Edmodo not just in the classroom but for collaborating amongst teachers and across schools within the same district. I am an K-5 Tech teacher and am spearheading this initiative within the elementary. I maintain the student pages as well teacher page. This way I can keep teachers in the loop but constantly updating on new websites they can use in the class and letting them know how their students are doing in my class.... more »
The Need To Transform K-12 Education As President Obama recently told Congress and the American people, "In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity -- it is a prerequisite. Today, three-quarters of the fastest-growing occupations require more than a high school diploma. And yet, just over half of our citizens have that... more »
Create a website interface where students in all parts of the country can discuss, question, and introduce ideas based on science and math in the everyday world. Many students think that science and math education ends where the walls of the classroom meet. This would create a virtual community of student STEMiticians discussing ideas about the world that is happening around them daily. Many students never see things... more »
Students of all ages with Asperger excel at computer skills. A learning platform that is digital based continuously provides the intellectual stimulation, high graphic content and leveled learning that fits their learning patterns. Previous "under performers" are showing rapid growth, mastering of concepts, skills and memory. Digital based learning models also provide individualized learning at the student's level, thus... more »
An electronic scheme of work to replace the familiar paper course planning grid. It is called a learning portal and topic by topic promotes and supports self paced and independent learning. Visit www.collegenet.co.uk to view an exemplar.
The Ultranet is an online student-centred learning environment currently in every Government P-12 school setting in Victoria, Australia. It supports high quality learning and teaching by connecting students, teachers and parents, providing all with 24/7 access to a safe and personalized learning environment. Quality digital content and resources are integrated in the Ultranet to ensure teachers and students have access... more »
Using "Panhandle Circle-square" project at: http://tomrchambers.com/circle_square.html and other locations via Google Earth to study Geometry and make mathematical calculations as they relate to real world applications such as the farmers in the Texas Panhandle using square plots of land and circular irrigation of their crops to make a living. Their geometrical calculations are precise to be efficient with their livelihood.... more »
Using Google Earth and its flight simulator to motivate students to study Geography and History Install Google Earth on the students' computers, and then show the students how to use the flight simulator ... even young children can master this because it's fun ... to "fly over" [and around] specific sites to look at the geographic detail and how the particular cities/towns and villages are configured amongst the natural... more »
"Flip Flop ... Classroom Evaluations" Students will be assigned to provide coverage of various teaching methods and classroom activities. The coverage will then be viewed for teaching style evaluations from a student perspective. The coverage will be imported into MovieMaker for editing and oral evaluation dubbing. The product ... movies ... will then be placed on the Internet for public consumption and feedback.... more »
As a part of after-school programming, a core group of students from Raul Yzaguirre School For Success [Houston, Texas] and Eisenhower Middle School [Wyckoff, New Jersey] will go out as a team with teacher to document the environs on three or four separate occasions to be able to have an adequate amount of images for editing and exchange between the two student core groups at the two schools. An online blogging website... more »
Technology Applications 7th Grade [2008-2009] PowerPoint project involving research about President Obama’s Agenda via www.whitehouse.gov. The students were assigned various categories within President Obama’s Agenda: Civil Rights, Defense, Disabilities, Economy, Education, Energy and Environment, Family, Foreign Policy, Health Care, Homeland Security, Immigration, Iraq, Poverty, Seniors and Social Security, Service,... more »
A web banner or banner ad is a form of advertising on the World Wide Web. This form of online advertising entails embedding an advertisement into a web page. It is intended to attract traffic to a website by linking to the website of the advertiser. The students were asked to create banners of the standard size to advertise various products and/or promote causes and ask for donations. Web banner production is an integral... more »