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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Animal Vision from Sea World Premiers

I'm am addicted to webcams and use them regularly to bring the world into my windowless office. A rainy day can be mirrored on my computer screen or a beautiful view can change my day. 

When I was a classroom teacher, my kindergarten students had two favorite webcams. One showed a  train station, and each time a train whistle sounded and a train came through, the class would erupt with excitement. Their favorite site, however, was the webcam of Shamu stadium. The still, blue aquarium water dominated our classroom screen for endless hours just waiting for "Shamu" to glide past the lens. There are just no words to describe the reaction of a class full of kindergarten students to this, and it happened every single time! Direct teaching can always hold its breath for this kind of experience!  It is pure joy!

Now Sea World is launching Animal Vision on Wednesday, November 13.. This new site can be viewed from any device and includes extras for educators/parents such as downloadable games and educational and conservation information. Live feeds will be featured for viewers to interact, make comments, or ask questions of the expert trainers there at Sea World. Events at posted on Facebook, and you can follow and participate through Twitter @SeaWorldTexas




Bring the real world into your classroom with great webcams! You won't be disappointed.
To locate the perfect cam for your classroom experience you can start with my favorite site: Traveling Through the Lens, formerly known as WorldCam. They can also be followed on Twitter : @TravelingTTL


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