Paleontology Online Resources

Paleontology Online Teaching Resources

Description URL General Field
General tips re. teaching online https://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/online/index.html General Teaching
Annotated bibliography of teaching resources https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_3gbF1qxU9JyJ6B4R3z5CXfg7mkbfhEJ7kfIdBmus7g/edit?fbclid=IwAR1Am-r0MugSk4p7x1mNhthZ_Kpgda5ZxeHvKNrvyBljjNedrtRx-XXoKEY - General Teaching
Virtual field trip to Central California Coast (EPICCVFE) https://epiccvfe.berkeley.edu/central-california-coast/ Virtual Trips
Virtual field trip to Kettleman Hills (EPICCVFE) https://epiccvfe.berkeley.edu/kettleman-hills/ Virtual Trips
Virtual field trip to Dinosaur Ridge https://prezi.com/bfruwi-b8dv0/dinosaur-ridge-vfe/ Virtual Trips
Virtual field trip - Ediacaran of Australia, stromatolites, K-Pg extinction, and a few others! https://vft.asu.edu/ Virtual Trips
Western Science Center 3D Files https://www.westernsciencecenter.org/3d-printing-lab Digital Resources, Paleontology
Interactive Geology PDFs - Historical Geology - by Joseph Peterson https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/1Zd81SAJDzJgpMcLWBxFDWt77FZ5pHAzl Historical Geology
Digital Atlas of Ancient Life - online textbook, fossil field guides, and 3D fossils https://www.digitalatlasofancientlife.org/ Digital Resources, Paleontology
Paleobiology Database - Digital Activities https://paleobiodb.org/#/resources Paleontology, Digital Resources
Neotoma Database Education Resources https://www.neotomadb.org/education/category/higher_ed Paleontology, Digital Resources
How to Be a Better Online Teacher: Advice Guide https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/advice-online-teaching General Teaching
Teaching Effectively During Times of Disruption https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ccsudB2vwZ_GJYoKlFzGbtnmftGcXwCIwxzf-jkkoCU/preview General Teaching
I Know Dino Podcast https://iknowdino.com/ Podcast
Past Time Podcast http://www.pasttime.org Podcast
Palaeocast Podcast http://www.palaeocast.com/ Podcast
Palaeo After Dark Podcast http://palaeoafterdark.libsyn.com/ Podcast
Sauropodcast Podcast https://www.cmnh.org/sauropodcast Podcast
Science Friday Podcast http://www.sciencefriday.com/ Podcast
Tetrapod Zoology Podcast http://www.tetzoo.com Podcast
ESWN - Huge list of resources for many grade levels https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12g_3nISsr2wwnVl5z-USdL5xp7fAsvKVLmqM5GFaLxk/edit?usp=sharing General Teaching
SketchFab - Herpetology Anatomy https://sketchfab.com/ufherps Anatomy
SketchFab - Herpetology Course https://sketchfab.com/ufherps/collections/herpetology-course Anatomy
Learning activities based on Open Vertebrate (oVert) CT scans of museum specimens https://www.cpet.ufl.edu/teachers/lesson-plans-and-curricula-/#oVERT19 Anatomy, Ecology, Paleontology
Homology Lab by Cassondra McHugh-Lauther (based on oVert CT scans) https://wise.berkeley.edu/project/30577#!/project/30577/node1 Anatomy, Paleontology, Homology
Archosaur Musings http://archosaurmusings.wordpress.com/ Blog
Dr. Neurosaurus News Blog for Kids http://www.drneurosaurus.com Blog
Emily Willoughby’s Blog http://willoughbyart.blogspot.com/ Blog
Luis V. Rey Blog https://luisvrey.wordpress.com/ Blog
Mark Witton’s Blog http://markwitton-com.blogspot.com/ Blog
Mauricio Anton’s Blog https://mauricioanton.wordpress.com/ Blog
Musings of a Clumsy Paleontologist by Liz Martin-Silverstone http://gimpasaura.blogspot.com/ Blog
Lisa Buckley’s Blog http://birdsinmud.blogspot.com/ Blog
Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs https://chasmosaurs.blogspot.com/ Blog
Phenomena: Laelaps: by Brian Switek http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/blog/laelaps/ Blog
PLOS Paleo Community http://blogs.plos.org/paleocomm/ Blog
Tetrapod Zoology http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/ Blog
Death2Discovery (taphonomy blog) https://death2discovery.wordpress.com/ Blog
The Coastal Paleontologist: (for marine mammal paleontology) http://coastalpaleo.blogspot.com/ Blog
Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week: (SV-POW) http://www.svpow.com Blog
UCMP Blog: (UC Berkeley) http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/blog/ Blog
Time Scavengers https://timescavengers.blog/ Blog & Educational Site
PBS Eons PBS Eons Video series
Shelf Life: The American Museum of Natural History Shelf Life: The American Museum of Natural History Video series
Specimen Spotlight: Cleveland Museum of Natural History Specimen Spotlight: Cleveland Museum of Natural History Video series
The Brain Scoop: Field Museum of Natural History The Brain Scoop: Field Museum of Natural History Video series
The Curiosity Show: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County The Curiosity Show: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Video series
DINO101: University of Alberta https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/dino101/index.html Video series / MOOC
Paleontology: Ancient Marine Reptiles: University of Alberta https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/paleontology-marine-reptiles.html Video series / MOOC
Paleontology: Early Vertebrate Evolution: University of Alberta https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/paleontology-vertebrate-evolution.html Video series / MOOC
Paleontology: Theropod Dinosaurs and the Origin of Birds: University of Alberta https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/paleontology-theropod-dinosaurs.html Video series / MOOC
PALEOMAP Project PALEOMAP Project Map resources
The Paleogeographic Atlas Project The Paleogeographic Atlas Project Map resources
Deep Time Maps Deep Time Maps Map resources
Shapeways Shapeways 3D fossil scans
GB3D Type Fossils GB3D Type Fossils 3D fossil scans
Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Institution 3D fossil scans
Witmer Lab Witmer Lab 3D fossil scans
Virtual Museum of Idaho Virtual Museum of Idaho 3D fossil scans
MorphoSource (Duke University) MorphoSource (Duke University) 3D fossil scans
Iowa State University Geo Fab Lab Iowa State University Geo Fab Lab 3D fossil scans
http://www.public.iastate.edu/~franek/homepage.html http://www.public.iastate.edu/~franek/homepage.html 3D fossil scans
Paleo Portal Paleo Portal 3D fossil scans
3D Museum (UC Davis) 3D Museum (UC Davis) 3D fossil scans
African Fossils African Fossils 3D fossil scans
https://www.digitalatlasofancientlife.org/vc/ https://www.digitalatlasofancientlife.org/vc/ 3D fossil scans
UMichigan Virtual Fossils https://umorf.ummp.lsa.umich.edu/wp/ Paleontology, 3D fossil scans
Natalie Bursztyn’s AR Grand Canyon and Geology Resources Natalie Bursztyn’s AR Grand Canyon and Geology Resources Geological augmented reality
TopoBox TopoBox Geological augmented reality
Augmented Reality Sandbox (UC Davis) Augmented Reality Sandbox (UC Davis) Geological augmented reality
Lake Visualization 3D Lake Visualization 3D Geological augmented reality
Scott Hartman’s Blog Scott Hartman’s Blog Blog
The Virtual Paleobotany Lab (UC Berkeley) The Virtual Paleobotany Lab (UC Berkeley) Paleobotany
Understanding Evolution Understanding Evolution Evolution
SERC at Carleton SERC at Carleton General Geoscience Teaching
IRIS Earthquake Viewer IRIS Earthquake Viewer Seismology and Earthquakes
CalPhotos - Biodiversity CalPhotos - Biodiversity Biodiversity, Ecology, Paleontology
FossilWorks FossilWorks Database
Paleontological Research Institution's Teacher Friendly Guide to Earth Science Paleontological Research Institution's Teacher Friendly Guide to Earth Science General Teaching, Paleontology
Pterosaur.net Pterosaur.net Paleontology
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Paleontology
UC Berkeley Museum of Paleontology http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/index.php Paleontology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Howard Hughes Medical Institute General Science, General Teaching
General tips for online teaching https://www.chronicle.com/article/Going-Online-in-a-Hurry-What/248207?utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=campaign_1073100&cid=at&source=ams&sourceId=2153148&fbclid=IwAR26LJcuo-kLHrln8EjtuoGPKunm3HrROh-e_dyoZ1mI2R82lFa36QdOgFM General Teaching
Physical Geography animations http://highered.mheducation.com/sites/0072826894/student_view0/animations.html# Geology
Ancient earth globes (3d animation built on Scotese maps) https://dinosaurpictures.org/ancient-earth#300 Map resources
EarthViewer - explore the science of Earth's deep history https://www.biointeractive.org/classroom-resources/earthviewer Deep time, paleogeography
National Park Service 3D paleontology https://www.nps.gov/subjects/fossils/photogrammetry.htm Digital Resources, Paleontology
iDigFossils http://www.idigfossils.org/ K12 lessons based on 3D fossil specimens
myFOSSIL https://www.myfossil.org/ Digital repository for fossils, lessons, and general information
FLMNH Florida Vertebrate Fossil Sites https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/florida-vertebrate-fossils/sites/ Descriptions of fossil sites in Florida
Time Scavengers Online Resource List https://timescavengers.blog/educational-resources/online-teaching/ Online resources
360 Degree Virtual Field Trips - Various localities https://geology.illinois.edu/virtualfieldtrip/index.html Virtual Trips
Paleontology Videos on Benjamin Burger's YouTube channel
Macrostrat - A collaborative platform for geological data exploration and integration https://macrostrat.org/ geological data exploration
Open Tree of Life https://opentreeoflife.github.io/
Extinctions: Past and Present- Futurelearn free online course https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/extinctions-past-present 6 week online course, MOOC
Wikipedia https://www.wikipedia.org/
The largest encyclpedia in the world
Museu Virtual da Biodiversidade (in Portuguese) http://museubiodiversidade.uevora.pt/ Biodiversity Museum
Morphobank https://morphobank.org/ Database, Anatomy, Phylogeny
Fossil Calibration Database https://fossilcalibrations.org/ Fossil Dating
Phylogeny Programs http://www.info.univ-angers.fr/~gh/Idas/Wphylog/biosoft/software.html Phylogeny
OneGeology http://onegeology.org/portal/home.html Geological maps
Zoom https://zoom.us/ Video Conferences
ODSN Plate Tectonic Reconstruction Service http://www.odsn.de/odsn/services/paleomap/paleomap.html Paleogeography

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