Virtual Science Labs: What are they and how can I use them in my classroom?


Date: January 20, 2014

Time: 8:00 – 9:00 pm EST

Description: Virtual labs can be used to augment or replace hands-on lab investigations if you:

  • have a limited amount of glassware, tools, and measuring devices available in the lab.
  • have no lab technician and you need assistance in preparing for your experiments.
  • find it difficult and costly to ship the standard chemicals and other specialty materials.
  • want to incorporate more computer-based activities info your classroom.

As an online teacher for LEARN, I simultaneously teach students that are in multiple locations around the province. Some of them are in remote communities. Some of them are in small urban schools. Students are doing labs without me being physically present to support and supervise them. I will introduce to you some creative tools for providing students with authentic lab experiences even in the face of these challenges.

Presenter: Kerry Cule
Kerry Cule is an online science teacher and secondary science consultant with LEARN Quebec. She has a background in electrical engineering and worked for 10 years in a high tech company before making the transition to teaching.

Style of Event: webcast

Target Audience: Elementary – cycle 3, Secondary

Maximum 30 participants

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About Susan van Gelder

Susan has over 20 years experience in the classroom at the elementary level, first as a homeroom teacher and later as an ICT teacher. She has presented sessions and workshops at a number of conferences, both in Canada and the U.S. Her work with LEARN is directed towards providing materials for teachers and consultants to help with powerful ways of using technology to improve communication and learning. She wrote her first blog post in 2005.
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