Educational Technology

May 26, 2010

Moving beyond MySpace, Facebook

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

By Michelle L. Quinn, Post-Tribune

The Iceland volcano, Eyjafjallajokul, caught the attention of Hammond’s seventh-graders, but only in the most passing sense since they had bigger holes upon which to stumble. Specifically, the whereabouts of a volcano at the bottom of the ocean off the Aleutian Islands had their rapt attention Wednesday, and students from Gavit Middle School found it in the Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation. Instead of waiting for it to erupt and throw the ocean traffic into chaos, the 1,100 students used their science, math and computer skills to locate their volcano. As if that wasn’t cool enough, the students needed 3-D glasses to view the ocean “floor,” as it was projected onto the lab floor.

http://www.post-trib.com/news/lake/2267866,pucsub0513.article

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