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Acropolis Virtual Tour

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The Virtual Tour of the Acropolis is an interactive website that allows various aspects of the historical site to be explored in a unique way. It consists of high-resolution gigapixel images and panoramas of the four main monuments - the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike - as well as a detailed photographic representation of the inner and outer ancient walls surrounding the hill, all accompanied by historical information and a descriptive map. The images offer a full zoom in towards details of the moments otherwise difficult to reach, an overview of the location of the monument with respect to its surroundings, or even a virtual "walk" through the site. The user is given the opportunity to exploit task-specific applications or create more personalized approaches, being in overall immersed into a virtual visit of the Acropolis.

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Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling

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Meograph helps you easily create, share, and playback beautiful stories in context of Where and When.

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The KY Virtual Library for Kids Research Portal - Why UDL?

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Kentucky Virtual Library has creared a visual tool to help students do research.  This is an excellent model of how to present a step by step approach in a visual way that includes a set of tasks that students can follow in conducting research. 

 

 


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Squareleaf

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Squareleaf is a simple and intuitive virtual whiteboard, complete with all the sticky notes you'll ever need. Unlike the real thing, our notes don't fall off all of the time.

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Shidonni

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Shidonni is an innovative startup, developing the next generation of creative ‘virtual’ worlds for kids. Shidonni is providing a safe environment where kids and their parents can create imaginary worlds and animals, play games and interact with friends. 

Shidonni is based on unique proprietary patented algorithms and using Microsoft Silverlight.

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Geocube - The world of Geography at your fingertips

Geocube - The world of Geography at your fingertips | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Geocube is an attractive online resource about Geography. Geocube is based on the principle of the Rubik Cube with six faces and 54 topics. It is a virtual and easily accessible website which is available online for free. Move the Geocube around with your mouse and explore the faces and topics.Geocube provides an accessible way to read, see and watch what Geography is and geographers do. This is a European initiative developed by HERODOT, the European Network for Geography in Higher Education and is available to anyone who is interested in Geography.

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Visual Chart of iPad Apps to Use in Formative Assessment

Visual Chart of iPad Apps to Use in Formative Assessment | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Stacy Stephens has created this amazing document of choices between iPad apps and Web 2.0 applications that can be used to employ types of formative assessments. It is organized to encourage a balanced approach to formative assessment so that teachers can easily see the various options they might have to encourage Write, Do, and Say in the classroom. 


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Beautiful web-based timeline software

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Welcome to TikiToki, a web app that makes it dead easy to make stunning, animated timelines that work in your browser.


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Blended Learning: A Disruptive Innovation

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Check out this in-depth infographic all about Blended Learning. Learn what it is, why it's spreading, and how it works in real and virtual classrooms.


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Physion - Physics Simulation Software

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Physion is a 2D Physics simulation software. It can be used to easily create a wide range of interactive physics simulations and educational experiments. Teachers may find it particularly useful since it can be used as a virtual physics laboratory through which they can demonstrate some basic physics concepts in the classroom. Physion has been translated into the following languages: English, Greek, Russian, Japanese, German, Spanish and Indonesian. The software is available both for Windows (XP, Vista, 7) and Linux (x86 and x86_64) operating systems and most importantly it is 100% free.

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Game for science - Virtual world devoted to science, technology and free educational games online

Game for science - Virtual world devoted to science, technology and free educational games online | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Discover GAME FOR SCIENCE: A free multiplayer virtual world entirely dedicated to science! Explore all kinds of virtual islands depending on your interests: health, aeronautics, genomics, environment, engineering and more. You'll find fun games, interesting facts and fascinating photos and videos all on a science theme.

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Reaching Students With Special Needs Through E-Learning

Students with special learning needs often benefit from different and more personalized ways of mastering classroom material. More virtual education opportunities are now available to help meet the academic needs of children with cognitive or physical disabilities, those learning English, gifted and talented students, and those at risk of academic failure. Educators are trying to balance the potential of virtual learning with the need for face-to-face instruction for these groups of students. They are finding that assistive technologies, social-networking tools, and multimedia curricula are helping to build e-learning programs for students from special populations that can help improve academic achievement.

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Google Art Project

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Explore collections from around the world with thousands of artworks photographed in extremely high resolution. Also enables to create and share own collections of masterpieces.

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Tinkatolli™

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Tinkatolli, play online and offline! The unbelievably creative, free virtual world for kids. Make a Tinka, meet friends, play games, build epic stuff and more!


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Spongelab

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Spongelab Interactive is a group of scientists, teachers, animators, artists, and programmers passionate about science education. We believe that cutting-edge technology and stunning interactive media should be available to everyone, regardless of fiscal constraints.

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MoneyIsland from Young Americans Bank

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MoneyIsland is an online environment that teaches kids how to make the most of their financial future. Once described as "Super Mario Brothers meets Monopoly," this one-of-a-kind educational tool makes it fun to learn and fun to earn. Designed for ages 8 - 14. When kids play MoneyIsland, they enter a virtual world that not only makes learning fun, but also tracks and encourages their progress. As they go on quests to fantastic destinations like the Eiffel Tower and Atlantis, they learn real-life principles of financial responsibility. The journey doesn't end when they complete MoneyIsland and earn their real-life rewards. This website includes additional games, videos, contests, and more that continue both the fun and the learning. After all, a true guru's education is never complete.


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Museum of obsolete objects

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Sadly, as our daily lives become more and more digital some things fall by the way side as they are replaced by newer, «better» devices.
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Explania - Instructional and Educational Videos, Animated Explanations

Explania - Instructional and Educational Videos, Animated Explanations | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Watch hundreds of animated explanations, interactive tutorials, animations and instructional videos, and feel free to embed them on your own web pages.

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Museum Box

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This site provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. What items, for example, would you put in a box to describe your life; the life of a Victorian Servant or Roman soldier; or to show that slavery was wrong and unnecessary? You can display anything from a text file to a movie. You can also view and comment on the museum boxes submitted by others.


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Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! | Video on TED.com

In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.

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Virtual Manipulatives for iPad - App Store

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This is a great alternative to physical fraction bars. The virtual bars allow for more flexibility and provide options that physical pieces cannot.


Via kathy pryor, michel verstrepen
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Reallusion in Education

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Teachers and students now have the chance to create their very own 2D and 3D animations for the classroom. Dive into the world of easy animation with Reallusion's award-winning software that literally animates for you.

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Multi-Sensory Study Skills - Mind Map

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The Mind Map presents a variety of visual, auditory and kinesthetic study techniques you can utilize throughout your study regime. Additionally, the Mind Map tackles the importance of asking effective questions and relates this back to developing smart study habits.

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