Are you keen to see how the world has changed over the last few years? Would a view from the clouds help? Using satellite imagery, the Cloud to Classroom resource is a joint effort between NASA, National Geographic and the Google Earth teams to allow you and your students this amazing global view direct to students’ computer screens or your interactive panel. Covering key themes such as weather, drought, urbanisation and the human influence, this is one resource that will spark more questions than it answers and inspire investigations, problem-solving and perhaps - be the source of a driving question for a design thinking project.
Do you and your students want to learn more about algae? How about meeting and discovering how scientists at UTS’s Deep Green Biotech Hub (DGBH) and seeing algae researchers at work, all from the comfort of your classroom? The T4L team, in conjunction with the DGBH crew have piloted robot tours using telepresence robots to inspire and inform you and your students about the power of biotechnology, as well as future career options in the field. There are also curriculum-connected learning materials specifically for stages 4 and 5 science students.
The events of 2020 sure have changed the way we experience and travel, with virtual tours and exhibitions becoming a new staple opening classrooms up to a whole new world of experiences. One of these that caught our eye is the Louvre in Paris. Take a peek at their collections online and you will have access to more than 280,000 pieces from their collection including sculptures, furniture, jewellery and incredible artwork. There is an advanced search engine to help narrow the works presented and whilst much of the information is in French it is a great way get students investigating and interpreting using visual clues and identifying similarities in language, it will surprise them how much they know! Discover the Louvre’s virtual tours here.
Please note: The resources above are not necessarily endorsed or supported by the T4L team or NSW Department of Education; they have been provided for informational purposes only.