Improve Your On-Line Course With A Virtual Field trip

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by Evelyn Beck To celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the Wright brothers’ flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C., the Franklin Institute used its museum website to help high school students discover the thrill of science and engineering. As part of a competition, students studied historical weather patterns for the area, learned the 12 different steps involved in forecasting, and then predicted the weather for the Dec. 17 anniversary. What that activity did-and what the best educational websites do-is involve students in a way that helps them become producers of knowledge. “We gave them pictures of the Wright Brothers’ artifacts, but that’s […]
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