Internet DiagramsSeptember 29, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Posted in uncategorized | 3 Comments
Posted by George Haag
I was actually pretty inspired by the quality of images on the website flickr, and it got me thinking about how images are used to teach, particularly in science. Elementary science often uses arresting and compelling images like the ones on flickr to convey examples of scientifically investigated phenomena. Actual science is often visually aided by complex models, sometimes computer-aided. Secondary education is both cursed and blessed with what’s in between. I speak, of course, of the lowly science diagram. I decided to go looking for better science diagrams online, just to see what I could find. After only a little searching, I landed on this. This education website has a collection of interactive diagrams, many of which relate to science. I played a mitosis labeling game, and could absolutely see it as an activity or assignment which I would use. It was brightly colored, engaging, and actually kinda fun, words that do not usually apply to a black-and-white worksheet. What other ways could technology impact and improve that most ancient of institutions, the homework assignment?