Zooming deep, learning hard
Things look different when you take a closer look. Let’s discover the microworlds with Corinth Classroom’s Deep Zoom models on Lifeliqe. Learners will get deep, right into the core of things. And they won’t even need a microscope. Let’s discover how to use Deep Zoom models in class.
Guess what it is!
Choose Deep Zoom models related to the discussed topic and prepare screenshots. Take them in a very close up perspective so that the students could not discover at first sight what kind of object it could be.
Start the class presenting the screenshots you prepared and ask the students what they see. This activity can lead to funny situations because the imagination and fantasy of students are unlimited, so let them be creative.
You can choose from a wide range of Deep Zoom models..
It’s also good to use this kind of activity as an ice-breaker, to grasp the attention of your students and raise their curiosity about the subject right from the beginning.
Make their reason resonate!
Even the most ridiculous guess should be backed up with student’s argument. Ask for the idea behind their guess, teach them to back up their thoughts and answer whys.
Can you guess what is deep zoomed in the pictures? Open a discussion with your students..
What is behind the curtain?
Reveal what is hidden behind the deep zoomed images and watch students’ reactions. View and manipulate the model to show it as a whole, focus on macro perspective.
If you have the possibility, bring some real-life representation of the models to the class (such as ferns, fungi, lichens, molds or some of the flowers), so students can touch it, grow it or see it as a confirmation of the real, palpable world.
Another option is to let them compare the zooms from Human Anatomy with the parts of their body (hair, nails, or teeth) or stones and crystals with the zooms in Geology library.
TIP: Use the Related section in Summary of the model or inside the scene itself (search for the “Related” button). This way, you can access easily all the models that have something in common with the deep zoom and show your students as much as Lifeliqe has to offer.
Use the Related section in Summary of the model or inside the scene itself (search for the “Related” button). This way, you can access easily all the models that have something in common with the deep zoom and show your students as much as Lifeliqe has to offer.
What’s the topic of your next class? Can you imagine using any of our Deep Zoom models? We’d love to see your examples, let us know.