If you are a teacher, we are offering you a wide range of support not available to the general public -- including online teaching materials and customer service (via email and phone) -- all for free. We are also inviting you to join our current effort to pilot and assess our virtual science labs. Information follows below. First you need an account with us.
If you are planning on using any of our virtual labs with students, please consider officially piloting the lab in a K-12 classroom. We have exciting labs now available with more on the way, including:
Virtual Science Labs
Currently Available for Piloting
Coming SoonVirtual Neuroscience Lab #2: Parkinson's Study
(email for information: email@example.com)
Physical Iris.4 Robotics Kit:
Build a "real" version of the "virtual" robot used in our robotics lab.
(Apply for a free robotics kit for Spring of 2010 by emailing David Anderson)
If you pilot one of our virtual science labs you will qualify to become a Mind Project "Teacher Associate" and you will receive $100 for each lab where our assessment data is gethered in classroom use (this offer runs at least from Sept 2009 - June 2010).
Piloting a lab includes the following:
The Mind Project has a wide range of teacher services to support your use of our curriculum in your classrooms. If you visited the link above on "Complete Details on Piloting a Virtual Lab," you will have already been introduced to some of those online services. But there are more. We thought it would be helpful to provide documentation about all our services in one place. So you will find below a list of the various systems on our website and a link to a large documentation page that explains how to use each of those services. We believe that the online services are pretty intuitive and that it is not likely that you will need to read the entire page of documentation. We recommend that you just skim through the page to see what is there. Then go to the website, create your own account and create an online course page for your students. As you add new features, the documentation page is there if you have questions or run into difficulties. Also, feel free to email us with any questions that you have at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE TO TEACHERS: If you plan to use a Mind Project Virtual Lab in your classroom, we recommend that you register online as a "Teacher Professional" to give you full-access to all of our teacher support services. Because our funding requires that we demonstrate that these labs are being used, we would be very grateful if you would contact us before you start using the labs in your classroom. At that time we can also let you know about recent additions to the labs and possible collaborations with other teachers and students.
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