I found an interesting 3D application for the interactive whiteboard. The Edusim is a 3D interactive virtual educational environment built on open source Croquet. The Edusim provides a powerful way to engage students by bringing a 3D immersive environment that allows the direct manipulation of the 3D virtual learning objects directly from the whiteboard. I think Edusim is fun, engaging, and highly interactive. The Edusim site offers five different applications (Intro World, Water World, Mars World, Forest World, and Math World) free for download for both Windows and Mac platforms. However, the user must have an interactive whiteboard in order to run these applications. Also, the site provides four Greenbush Resource Packs that can be integrated into the classroom.


About Steve Yuen

I am a Professor Emeritus of Instructional Technology and Design at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States.
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2 Responses to Edusim

  1. Holly Grover says:

    I wish programs like Eduism had been available when I was in elementary school! The interactive boards look like so much fun! The children in the video seem to really be enjoying the program. They are probably learning a lot without even realizing it. I can see how the ocean life interactive board would be an excellent teaching tool! The teacher could have the students count the fish, recognize patterns, point of differences or similarities between the animals, or just be an interesting way to introduce a lesson about ocean life. I can only hope that the school I teach at will have the funds available for such sophisticated equipment.

  2. Roseanne says:

    Appreciate it for this rattling post, I am glad I detected this site on yahoo …

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