Showing posts with label Encyclopedia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Encyclopedia. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tuna and Terns - View Their Migrations in Google Earth

I've featured some resources from the Encyclopedia of Life in the past (here and here) and today I'd like to point out a couple of new things from EOL that I learned about through the Google Earth Blog. The Encyclopedia of Life has offered Google Earth files for a while. Two new (to me anyway) files that could be useful for science teachers are tours of Bluefin Tuna and Arctic Tern migration patterns.

The video below is of the Bluefin Tuna tour.


Applications for Education
The Encyclopedia of Life tours could be good supplements to your textbook information about migratory animals. Rather than just looking at the migration patterns students can learn a little about how the patterns are studied and why those animals migrate.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Encyclomedia - Video Encyclopedia

Encyclomedia is a free video encyclopedia. On Encyclomedia you can browse for videos and articles by category or search for a specific topic. What I like about Encyclomedia is that visitors can read an article then go watch a video that matches that article. It's very similar to the now-offline Nibipedia and VisWiki sites.

Thanks to Ann Oro for sharing Encyclomedia on Twitter this morning.

Applications for Education
When I searched on Encyclomedia this morning I didn't always find what I was looking for (Revolutionary War only yielded a couple of results), but for some content areas it could be very helpful. Encyclomedia could be helpful for struggling readers to get some visual and audio content to support them in their quest to understand a particular topic.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Let's Get Video on Wikipedia
Encyclopedia of Life - Species Quiz on Google Earth