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March 30, 2010

Using Web Cams for Classroom Instruction

By Stacey Burt
Grades 6–8

    The millennials that sit in our classrooms each day, bring with them a unique and exciting skill set, mastery and command of technology. Utilizing web cams to enhance and enrich content is a free and exciting opportunity that teachers can share with students. Not only does it give students resources that are directly related to concepts being taught, but it also provides data in real time.

    The Smithsonian National Zoological Park website offers links to a multitude of numerous animal cams that are currently available for viewing, research, or to gain more knowledge about various animal species. From giant pandas to cheetahs to naked mole-rats, they are all under the watchful eye of web cams and ready for you and your students to utilize.

    I can't think of a better way to reinforce behavioral and structural adaptations. Simply googling "zoo cams" you'll be able to locate more zoo cams than is comprehendible! What a great way to start science class each day by checking in on the Amazon River or flamingos. 

     

    Happy Viewing- 

     

    Stacey

    The millennials that sit in our classrooms each day, bring with them a unique and exciting skill set, mastery and command of technology. Utilizing web cams to enhance and enrich content is a free and exciting opportunity that teachers can share with students. Not only does it give students resources that are directly related to concepts being taught, but it also provides data in real time.

    The Smithsonian National Zoological Park website offers links to a multitude of numerous animal cams that are currently available for viewing, research, or to gain more knowledge about various animal species. From giant pandas to cheetahs to naked mole-rats, they are all under the watchful eye of web cams and ready for you and your students to utilize.

    I can't think of a better way to reinforce behavioral and structural adaptations. Simply googling "zoo cams" you'll be able to locate more zoo cams than is comprehendible! What a great way to start science class each day by checking in on the Amazon River or flamingos. 

     

    Happy Viewing- 

     

    Stacey
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