Interactive Whiteboards in Australia

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Explore a sailing ship

Posted by rosiemacalpine on August 5, 2009

ABC Australia’s The Navigators website offers high quality educational material for teachers and students.

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The site includes biographies of the captains, games, maps, diaries and diagrams. There is also an excellent interactive tour (Go to Ships> Interactive Tour) of an 18th century sailing ship which works particularly well on the IWB. Roll your pen over the picture to see pop up information, and jump to different parts of the ship. The online version didn’t work for me (perhaps because it uses an older version of Flash) but the download works beautifully.

This site offers an interesting way to explore this part of Australia’s history with your board. Don’t forget to use your camera in the software to snapshot interesting parts of the website to use in a flipchart.

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