Time For A SwimIn 2005 the learning went underwater.
Put Theory Into PracticeWith this virtual aquarium you can put everything you learned to the test. What do these fish eat? Where do they like to live? Who eats who?
AFT Summer Learning Calendar 2005
Under The Sea
May 15, 2005
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) develops an annual Summer Learning Calendar online to facilitate continuous learning during the summer. The calendar provides weekly lessons, games, puzzles and a calendar of events from all over the nation to help kids explore each year's theme.
In 2004 GeekPAK began by developing a content management system that enables the AFT to automate the rotation of lessons and allows them to create a richer web of interrelated content, creating hundreds of page combinations to spark the imagination. Most importantly, the AFT can now use one tool to manage a revolving cycle of themes for future calendars, allowing staff to focus on enhancing content without the hassle of managing the technical infrastructure.
2005's Summer Learning Calendar is based on Aquarium and Ocean life. By creating an online game in which kids can manage a virtual aquarium and learn about various aquatic life forms and habitats, GeekPAK was able to keep students occupied throughout the summer. With additional games such as memory and word scramble, students never got board.
We think the project went swimmingly.
+ Self managed virtual aquarium
+ Daily and weekly projects for students
+ Unique user interface for enhanced gaming experience
+ Additional side games like memory and word scramble
Modules used to create this site:
Content Management, eLearning