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5 Best LiveCams for the Classroom
posted by: Melissa | March 27, 2018, 05:53 PM   

One of the great things about the internet is its ability to bring the world into the confines of the classroom. Through the internet, students are able to go places that would be hard or nearly impossible to reach otherwise and they’re able to share experiences typically too remote for most people to experience. One of the great ways to do this is through the use of livecams that allow students to share an experience in real time as it’s happening.

Livecams are a great way to provide an authentic learning experience to students and to make what may seem like an abstract concept to students more real and concrete. To help you get started integrating webcams in your classroom, we’ve shared our favorites below:

BreatheCam: This zoomable livecam allows viewers to explore the Pittsburgh skyline and the effect that pollution has on our atmosphere.

Nautilus Live: The Nautilus livecam follows along with Exploration Vessel Nautilus and its scientists as they conduct their research expeditions. They also conduct virtual field trips for students. Most activity happens May – November, but the website also has highlights from past expeditions that students can explore.

Cammarata Art Studio: The Cammarata Art Studio webcam takes viewers inside the studio of an Italian artist. It’s great for giving students a view for what an artist’s life is actually like and how long it can take to actually work on a piece of art.

DC Eagle Cam: The DC Eagle Cam is focused on the nest of Bald Eagle pair, “Mr. President” and “The First Lady.” Each spring, the nest becomes home to the pair’s new eaglets. You can watch as the eggs hatch and the new birds grow.

African Safari Cam: This livecam overlooks the main watering hole of Mpala Research Center in Kenya. Highlights from the cam feature many animals native to the African savanna.

Do your students watch any livecams in the classroom?

Share below!

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