The landscape for 3D educational content is constantly improving. In this post we will highlight some of the latest developments.
JTM Concepts has recently upgraded the graphics on most of their simulations, now featuring a richer, deeper negative parallax experience for the classroom. Teachers will love it. They have also introduced a promising new DNA simulation activity (screen shots shown below).
Safari Montage has recently partnered with Cyber-Science to bring interactive 3D models in both stereo and non-stereo to their already rich media product line. Two premium product lines now partnering--it's a very good sign.
Designmate has expanded their animated video product line to include 6,000 topics for the K12 curriculum, including virtual experiments and interactives. For those unfamiliar with this company, they produce highly-focused and studio-quality video shorts. These video segments are typically 4 minutes in length, which is just perfect for the classroom. Designmate currently features more than 200+ stereoscopic topics within the science curriculum. Most importantly, they have aggressively reduced prices and are marketing one of the most cost-effective solutions I have seen. And what a collection!