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An interactive resource is a resource which requiresinteraction from the user to be understood, executed, orexperienced. For example - forms on web pages, applets, multimedialearning objects, chat services, virtual reality.

  • A Pintura, Art Detective
    This is a wonderful interactive project that teachs elements of art on several levels.
  • The Artist's Toolkit: Visual elements and principles
    The Artist's Toolkit: Visual elements and principlesMinneapolis Institute of Arts & Walker Art CenterArtists use visual elements and principles like line, color and shape as tools to build works of art. Learn about these concepts with animated movies, create-a-composition activites, videos of professional artists in action, and an in-depth encyclopedia.
  • 3D Studio MAX R3 demo
    3D Studio MAX R3 demo:http://www.autodesk.com/dyf/coolstuff/maxdemo_1.htmlWant to find out how 3D computer animation works?Learn about Discreet's amazing animation software. Thisfeature explains and demonstrates 3D Studio MAX R3.Also, try the interactive demo!.
  • BBC: Civilisations
    Civilisations is an entirely new way to explore human history - a multi-dimensional picture of the world, where you're in charge of the timeline. The rise and fall of civilizations over the history of humankind is a difficult thing to accurately depict in graphic form, but this BBC online presentation is a wholly engrossing way to look at the transformation and dissemination of religions and ideologies.
  • Build a Prairie Game
    The prairie is one of North America's great ecosystems and a vital habitat for many plants and animals. Over 98% of the prairie has been lost in the past 150 years´┐Żbut some people are trying to bring it back, hectare by hectare.
  • Education in Geography
    If you access the general web site there are many resources on line including the magazine, world, but also there is an educational portion that has many teaching resources. There are all kinds of resources, events, and lesson plans here.
  • exploreMarsnow.org
    This site presents an interactive, three-dimensional model of a possible base station and habitat for the first humans on Mars. It includes the base exterior, the layout, work and living spaces, greenhouse, Mars car, robot rovers, and, and other details.
  • Geography Network
    The Geography Network is an online resource to discover and access geographic content, including live maps and data, from many of the world's leading providers.
  • Getsmarter.org
    Getsmarter.org, an initiative of the Council on Competitiveness, gives students, parents and teachers a free and private way to compare science and math skills to students worldwide. It also provides warm-up practice quizzes in both math and science.
  • GIS.COM
    GIS software can help learners of all ages grasp the ways that geography affects their everyday lives and the world around them. GIS helps students and teachers engage in studies that require and promote critical thinking, integrated learning, and multiple intelligences--at any grade level.
  • Guggenheim.org
    This site introduces you to the five Guggeheim Museums. Venice, Italy; New York; Berlin, GR; Bilbao, Spain; Las Vegas, NV.
  • In Search of the Ways of Knowing Trail
    - Your jeep breaks down on your way to the remote village of Epulu in central Africa. You along with four youths from different local cultures are forced to walk through the Ituri Forest to get there.
  • Isometric Drawing Tool
    Isometric Drawing ToolUse this interactive mathlet to make dynamic drawings on isometric dot paper. You can draw figures using edges, faces, or cubes.
  • K12 Handhelds
    K12 HandheldsHandhelds is a company which focuses on handheld computing in education. It provides schools with integrated solutions for handheld use in education that include: planning, professional development, hardware, software and applications, educational bundles, implementation and support, and assessment.
  • My Majors
    Have you decided that you want to go to college, but don't know what you want to major in? If you aren't sure, MyMajors.com can provide useful advice on college and university majors that a high school senior or college freshman with your interests and achievements might do well in. MyMajors.com is designed as a free tool to help high school students select a major by engaging them in a brief interview about their achievements, values and interests.
  • North Carolina State University: Introduction to Videoconferencing
    North Carolina State University: Introduction to Videoconferencing An introduction to videoconferencing. This site includes information about creating and implementing classroom projects using videoconferencing.
  • Ology
    A cleaver, animated site with activities related to "ology", the study of something. Website includes activities about genetics, paleontology,astronomy and biodiversity.
  • Project Based Learning Checklist
    Project Based Learning Checklist from www4teachers and the High Plains Regional Technology in Education Consortium (check out the great tools at their site) - This is a cool site where you can easily build a checklist for or with your kids before they write, do an oral or multimedia presentation or an experiment. They will know what to look for when they self-evaluate their work.
  • Robin Whirlybird on Her Rotorcraft Adventures: NASA Website
    K-4 teachers can use the newly released 'Robin Whirlybird on her Rotorcraft Adventures' to engage young students in science while strengthening their language and vocabulary skills. The NASA Ames Educational Technology Team developed this online, interactive multimedia storybook that explains aeronautics and rotorcraft research to young children.
  • TERC
    Founded in 1965, TERC is a not-for-profit education research and development organization in Cambridge, Massachusetts.TERC's mission is to improve mathematics, science, and technology teaching and learning. TERC works at the edges of current theory and practice to:*contribute to understanding of learning and teaching*foster professional development*develop applications of new technologies*create curricula and other products*support school reformThey imagine a future in which learners from diverse communities engage in creative, rigorous, and reflective inquiry as an integral part of their lives.
  • The Coastal Ocean Observatory Laboratory room (aka COOLroom)
    The Rutgers Marine and Coastal Sciences (RMCS), in conjunction with the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JCNERR) has addressed the need for innovative materials that provide educators with the knowledge and skills they need to develop scientific literacy in their students The COOL Classroom is a series of Internet-based instructional modules that link middle and high school classrooms with active research investigations at the Rutgers Marine & Coastal Sciences (RMCS) COOLroom, a collaboration of oceanographers studying the coastal ocean off the coast of New Jersey. Here you will find information about how to use the COOL projects and printable teachers guides.
  • The Exploratorium
    This is a very rich web site which is from a learning place that has a variety of resources for teachers, students, and parents. There are the ten cool sites, and there are webcasts, and all kinds of learning involving sports , physics and lots of science and math.
  • Virtual Knee Surgery
    Perform a virtual knee replacement! In this guided virtual surgery you will use tools such as the scalpel and bone saw. You can also view photos from a real knee surgery.
  • Windows to the Universe
    This site represents interdisciplinary lessons in astronomy, global change, weather, mythology on three levels advance, medium and beginner. There are specialized teacher pages and workpages for students.Lesson Plans and Activities for the ClassroomToolsTeacher WorkbookClassroom ActivitiesEducational LinksTeachers___ Share-A__"ThonEducational Standards SearchClimate and Global ChangeWorkshop for Educators.