Go-Lab allows science teachers from primary and secondary schools to easily access and share interactive science resources. There are two main components to the site: the sharing platform and the authoring platform.
The Go-Lab Sharing Platform provides a large collection of virtual laboratories taken from institutions and websites from all over the world. They are dividing into Labs, apps and spaces. The online labs allow students to carry out scientific experiments in a virtual environment. Apps support students with inquiry learning activities and aid teachers in the preparation, implementation, and monitoring of these activities. Inquiry Learning Spaces are personalized learning resources for students, including a lab, apps, and any other type of multimedia material. The aim of an ILS is to provide students with an opportunity to conduct scientific experiments, being guided through the inquiry process and supported at each step.
The Go-Lab Authoring Platform (called GRAASP) enables teachers to easily create their own Inquiry Learning Spaces pulling together online labs, inquiry learning apps, and any other multimedia learning materials that they wish. These spaces can be shared by the teacher with their students, so they can study individually or in groups. Through the analytical tools, the teacher can monitor the progress of the students and provide support, if needed. Communication and collaboration tools for teachers and students are available as well.
Even if you steer clear of the authoring platform, and just use the site as a one-stop-shop for interactive resources, then this is well worth a visit. Many of the resources are available elsewhere (such as on the pHet website), but it’s handy to have them all in one place.
Go to www.golabz.eu and take a look!
Thanks to Drew Buddie for sharing the link via Twitter.