Yes, today’s post is another freebie for teachers featuring webcam feeds you could be incorporating into your classroom. Consider these as teleportation devices to many of the world’s greatest landmarks, national parks, and historical significance. In addition they are virtual eyes that allow students to study animal behavior patterns and habitats. Possibly they could be regarded as voyeuristic tools where students can ride along with a big rig truck driver or observe the physics of skateboard parks. The choices are vast, but they do bring a bit of the outside world into the walls of your classroom.
As I was gathering these sites, I have come to a few conclusions.
First, webcam technology is drastically improving. I did find many cameras allowed the viewer to take virtual control of the camera. Students can zoom, move the camera around, and even switch camera feeds.
Secondly, some of the best webcam feeds have been disabled and replaced with better internet broadcasting. The concept is the same, except the image is fluid and more of a television show feed. I do believe this is going to be the mainstream for webcams within the next few months, so I will most likely be making modifications to this blog post periodically.