Visualizing with Technology
by Oris Key
Visualization tools for learning domains of knowledge
- Scientific world can often be too large or too small to visually perceive, phenomena visualization such as mitosis or water molecules
- Seeing algebra or calculus plots aids in understanding the dynamics of mathematics. By being able to manipulate formulas and equations and observe the effects of that manipulation.
Geography Information System
"Teachers must be willing to let go of their students go..."
Geography Information System in the Classroom
Google Earth a 3-D interface; provides major contribution to providing mapping information via satellite imagery. Layers of information to include terrain, boarders, traffic which allow students the ability to interact in multiple ways.
One student from Chelsea, MA worked with a local fire department to design and react to a simulated toxic chemical spill, by tracking the spill, rerouting traffic, and warning the public.