Interactive animal cells

I came across a website where students can learn in an interactive way about animal cells.

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You can add the labels for immediate feedback. The labels only attaches when it is correctly labeled.

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Or you can take the quiz to be rewarded. If all questions are answered correctly, the student can see how a cell divides! If the answers are wrong, students can go to the tutorial. You hover over a part of the cell to read more about the functions of a ribosome, etc.

I love this interactive game. Students can learn individually, in groups or it can be used as a class project for teaching and revision purposes.

 

 

 

 

Create own maps

Mapbuilder is a useful tool to create own maps.

First, you select a map.

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After selecting a map, various tools are available to create a map that suits your needs.

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You can create labels and change the colours.

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You can create beautiful maps with a few clicks and save or print them.

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I love this tool! Students can use it as well!

Reading a Map

Reading a Map is an interactive website developed by the National Park Service of America.

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When you click on Let’s Go!, it shows a photograph of a park. In the following slides, an aerial photograph is shown, then a Topographic map. Students are prompted to interact with the map to identify three hills, feedback is provided and the Topographic map is linked with the photograph provided in the first slide to allow students to understand the link between map work and reality.

I do not want to provide more information, I believe Geography teachers and students will find this interactive tool valuable. Students can click on buttons to Watch Again, a feature that can enhance learning.

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Terminology covered include: direction, scale, legend, and choosing best routes to the top of a hill. It might be on elementary school level, but I believe secondary school learners can also benefit from it since map elements are described, illustrated and then they are involved through interactive exercises to provide a learning experience they can repeat before writing tests and examinations.

Hangout on Air discontinued on 12th of September 2016

Google’s Hangout on Air discontinued on the 12th of September 2016. Users have to use Youtube Live to handle their live streaming needs. It is much easier to start a live steaming via Youtube Live.

You still have two options, namely to:

  • start streaming immediately or
  • create an event and invite an audience before streaming.

The chat feature is still available, but the following features are no longer available:

  • questions and answers
  • showcasing
  • applause

Users of Hangouts on Air will still have access to content created before, but the link will be in read-only format in the Activity Log. The recorded events are still available on YouTube.

Google created Hangout in 2011, and Hangout on Air the following year (2012). When YouTube Live rolled out live streaming in 2013, live streaming found a more natural fit under YouTube’s wings. Instead of competing with YouTube, Google discontinued Hangouts on Air in favour of Youtube Live.