Knovation Site of the Day

Smithsonian Institution: Smithsonian X 3D

 Smithsonian Institution has just launched a site that examines some of its treasured artifacts in 3D. It is beta software, so it still might have some bugs in it, and it is available using Google Chrome and Firefox at this writing, plus Safari by enabling WebGL. It is an exciting idea and a way to visit the Smithsonian at your computer. There is a detailed explanation of how to get started and what advanced tools you can use to view the artifacts. Roam through the gunboat Philadelphia from the Revolutionary War, and explore the life mask of Abraham Lincoln. Don’t miss the fascinating information and experience you’ll gain by looking around on this site.Dec. 6

That Quiz: Probability

 The necessity of understanding probability is a skill students will use all of their lives. Here is an online quiz for late elementary students to use to brush up on their comprehension of how probability works. The game has five levels, a timer that can be used or not, and instant feedback. This would be a great game to use as a whole class to begin with, and then just turn your students loose with it. The site is very easy to navigate and is a great review for those in grades 3-5.

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