Monday, March 15, 2010

Educational Blog 3

Educational Blog 3

Virtual Laboratory.

Vitrual laboratory is the chemistry set you always wanted or a flight simulator for your ideas. Your students will be able to experiment with chemistry safely and independently, and supplement classroom exercises to improve their understanding. They will also be able to review classroom laboratory work in the comfort of their homes and fun while they are studying.

Virtual Laboratory is not only for student, but for teachers as well. It provides visual aids for for your lectures, where you can give students homework that is fun, motivating and an insight builder. It creates opportunities for independent explorations for your highly motivated students and for your struggling students, a thoughtful visualization to help get them where they need to be.

This site uses the Tutorial method where it gives the student the information and he/she now as to apply what they have learnt. It is, therefore, very similar to a lesson being taught, just on your computer and without the teacher.
My friends Shomari has used a very similar tutorial. His website is and Tracy used and Shellist  used, which uses the similation method.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Educational Software 2


 This is an educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children 2 to 10. Some of the activities are games oriented. The categories and activities are:

           Computer Discovery - keyboard, mouse, different mouse gestures
           Algebra                       table memory, enumeration, double entry table, mirror image
           Science                       the canal lock, the water cycle, electric simulation, the submarine
           Geography                  place the country on the map
           Games                        chess, memory, connect 4, oware, sudoku
           Reading                      reading practice

This a drill and practiceexercise where it challeanges the students to use their mind and be creative in solving the problems. It gives immediate response to the student's work whether teir answers are corrct or incorrect. Since most of the students are computer literate, it is easier for them to do the work on the computer rather than pen to paper. According to Bloom's Taxonomy (1986) called automaticity, where children automatically recall of these beginners skills to a more advance level.
A link to my friends website where she touched on the other aspect of the school's curriculum, being science.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Educational Software 1

IXL Math Practice

         This software uses the problem solving theory. It assesses your student's understanding as they practice and generates a detailed performance report to give you an insight to your student's abilities. It tracks your student progress to help them reach their potential in Math.
         It identifies the student's strengths and point out their trouble spots, shows their progress and measures their improvements based on the length of time they spend practicing. As the student masters that skills, they collect ribbons and medals that keep them motivated .
         It works in levels with explanantion if the question is answered in correctly. It tracks your score and the questions increase in difficulty as the student improves. It works in steps that take you from beginners to advance in a gradual process, self motivating atmosphere that leaves the learners wanting to go further.It is designed for all ages as it varies in work levels and difficulties.

Monday, January 25, 2010

there are times in life when you will be challenged and other times when you will be free. Combine with your health, natural surroundings and the choices you make, you will become someone of good and obtain a clean character.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I found this site to be informative about the types of educucational software that is available. It covers everything from math to science and games.

Monday, January 18, 2010

THe presence of GOD will never take you where the spirit of of God can't protect you