Daily Spotlight on Education 08/21/2009

  • A Virtual Educational Theme Park With Thrilling Adventures For Kids | Wonder Rotunda

    Just got an email from this:

    “The Wonder Rotunda launched this month. You might call it a ‘virtual world's fair!'
    This site is a virtual educational theme park designed to get kids thinking
    about the planet, what they're interested in and passionate about.

    On Wonder Rotunda, kids can do everything from zipline through a tropical
    rainforest, steer a submarine through the human digestive system, dive the Great
    Barrier Reef or operate a smoothie stand! Jam packed with 13 ‘game shows,' there
    is never a dull moment – yet they are learning and exploring every step of the

    And it features NO ads or social chat rooms. All fun and educational.
    Created by a D.C. dad who was inspired by the 1964-65 N.Y. World's Fair and
    wanted to recreate that experience in a new, fun online experience.
    A one year pass to Wonder Rotunda is $45!”

    I think we'll continue to see more of this sort of site – at least I hope so. I do like the video on the homepage.

    tags: education, learning, tool


    Virtual field trips and videos are on this website which guarantees that videos are “kid friendly educational videos.” May be worth using if youtube is blocked.

    tags: education, video, web2, all_teachers

  • Learn the States and Capitals!

    Another game for states and capitals review.

    tags: history, tool, web2, education

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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1 comment

Ahmed September 6, 2010 - 7:43 am

Is there not a copyright issue with the brand owners?
I am expecting supra who own the trademark for supra shoes could take this at any time? and for Jordan it would be Nike etc?
I am interested so please send traffic stats and more info on the trademark issues.

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