There are many complicated processes happening outside of the ‘safe haven’ of the Earth's orbit. Many adults sometimes have a hard time wrapping their heads around them. It's no wonder it might be an even more difficult task for children. Teaching kids about space using science fiction movies, however, can help them make their first step at understanding physics, astrophysics, and biology. Not to mention, it’s lots of fun compared to textbook learning! Teaching kids about space and relativity … [Read more...]
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A visit to a movie theatre doesn't have to be only about entertainment. Children can learn plenty from a movie treat, even as a learning field trip. Let's take a look at four ways in which going to the movies can be educational. #1. Going to the movies can teach children about optical illusions At first, movies were stored on a plastic reel in the form of frames with still images in them. Thanks to the optical illusion of the phi phenomenon, the images seem to move “when viewed in rapid … [Read more...]
In the world dominated by the Internet and digital media, it's easy to rely on various electronic tools to create a map. But the craft of making maps, otherwise known as cartography, can teach children a lot about mathematics, geography, and aesthetics. Teaching your children how to create maps can expand their sense of the size of the world. Maps are also important for other development processes. Let's take a look at what creating maps can teach your child. Teach kids ratios and how to … [Read more...]
Following our article on educational YouTube channels for older learners (part 1), we’re continuing our list of places to find videos that would be suitable for high school or university-age students. Or the curious-minded adult! Plus, don’t forget our two original posts listing even more educational YouTube resources: Educational YouTube resources for better learning More educational YouTube resources for expanded learning YouTube engineering learning channels We found a few that … [Read more...]
This article is a follow up to our other articles listing educational YouTube resources. Check those out at the links below: Educational YouTube resources for better learning More educational YouTube resources for expanded learning Those provide extensive resources and reviews of some great free content you can find on YouTube that is educational and fun! Below we’re going to expand our list of educational YouTube resources by delving into the channels that may be best suited for … [Read more...]
In last week's article, we discussed: How teachers can benefit from open education resources (OERs) However, according to an article on EdTech, the knowledge that open access course material and educational resources exists is slim. This is unfortunate considering that the movement’s aim is to provide more access, for which teacher awareness (in all grade levels) is essential. So how can we as tutors and teachers begin using these materials that educators so passionately put online for … [Read more...]