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Implementation of Various Teaching Strategies Using Crocodile Virtual Labs within the Educational Environment
Offers a distinct approach in the student evaluation. The teacher can use the Virtual Labs experiments to write questions for students "practical tests", instead of traditional questions.
Example: The student is shown an experiment that lacks a certain thing and be required to complete this thing to carry out the experiment,
Or: the student is given experiment tools and be required to conduct the experiment using these tools,
Or: The teacher asks the student to explain a certain experiment already conducted,
Or: The teacher asks the student to explain a graph accompanying the experiment.
  1. Crocodile Virtual Labs can be used to conduct the strategy of Cooperative Education as follows:
    Students are divided into small heterogeneous groups (include different levels of knowledge ). Number of students in each group between 3 to 5 students "around one computer". Students of every group cooperate in the performance of simulation determined by the teacher through cards explaining the instructions. The teacher allows them the opportunity to work collaboratively for ten minutes. The teacher follows the students and provide the necessary assistance. Then, each group saves the conducted simulation on any storage medium to be presented to the rest of students. Finally, the coordinator of each group explains the simulation conducted by his group. The teacher listens to each group and evaluate the performance .
  2. Crocodile Virtual Labs can be used to implement the strategy of problem solving are as follows:
    The teacher asks some questions to raise students' motivation and help them in the formulation of the problem, around which the lesson will will revolve. Then, students are requested to formulate the problem after a debate round. Then, every individual student conducts a simulation, in which he tries to resolve the problem at hand. The teacher follow up the students and o provide assistance. The student saves the conducted simulation on any storage medium and present it to the teacher. Finally, the teacher presents the best simulation that solved the problem to the rest of students.
  3. Crocodile Virtual Labs can be used to conduct the strategy of practical evaluation of students are as follows: Crocodile Virtual Labs provide a distinct method in the evaluation of the student. The teacher can use experiments to create evaluation questions for students "practical tests," rather than traditional questions.
    Example: The student is shown an experiment that lacks a certain thing and be required to complete this thing to carry out the experiment,
    Or: the student is given experiment tools and be required to conduct the experiment using these tools,
    Or: The teacher request from the student an explanation of curves or variables of an already conducted experiment.
  4. Crocodile Virtual Labs can be used to conduct homework as follows: Crocodile Virtual Labs provide a distinct method can be used by the teacher to assign outstanding homework for the students. The teacher can put the homework in the form of a question or a problem. Students try to answer the question through carrying out a simulation that answer this question. Assignments are saved in special folders with the name of every student. The teacher evaluate the student's performance through the entire experiments and actions conducted by them at home. These files can be shared among students to enrich the educational process, on the school website or via the local network of the school. This is an effective method and has a significant educational impact in raising the efficiency of the education process.
  5. Crocodile Virtual Labs can be used as an educational tool, as follows:
    The teacher can use Crocodile Virtual Labs like any educational tool
    View an experiment by Projector, to explain an experiment difficult to be conducted in the real lab.