In this post I will present you The Ultimate list of Free Stock Photos Sites for eLearning. If anyone of you have used one or more of the above Free Stock Photos Sites I will very much appreciate if he/she share with us his experience!
Check out also my Curation about BEST FREE stock photos and editing software:
ScreenFlow is my favourite screencasting software tool and the one that I use to make all the video tutorials for my Tech Tools for Teachers series on OneStopEnglish and for the award winning Blended Learning in ELT course I designed for Bell. I'm now using it to create iPad tutorials and it works really well.
~Record from desktop, a video camera, microphone and computer's audio all at the same time ~Full screen HD capture, optimized for the best, most efficient screen capture ~Intuitive editing interface allows you to add professional touches ~Keynote and PowerPoint support ~Full range of elegant 2D & 3D transitions ~Publish directly to YouTube, Vimeo or Flash movie ~Optimized to take advantage of productivity enhancements in Mac OS X Lion
Adapted from the book by Professor Susan Hanson...
This is an excellent review/summary of an edited volume that shows the value of geographic thought and its importance in the modern world. This review conveniently gives a one paragraph synopsis of each chapter. It does not need to be read chronologically, so you can pick and choose what you find relevant to your course. The top 10 are (in order of inclusion in the book): the Idea of the Map, the Weather Map, GIS, Human Adjustment, Water Budget Climatology, Human Transformation of the Earth, Spatial Organization and Interdependence, Central Place Theory, Megalopolis and Sense of Place.
The "Spatial" Olympics is an interactive map that displays the running medal count for the 2012 London Games. The above map shows a map of the Gold Medal count (as of today and with a limited spatial extent). Enjoy the Games!
The Connected Smart Cities Portfolio Network has been established to provide an open and collaborative framework for smart cities to cooperate, network and share their experiences. This is a result of the FIREBALL project, which brought together three key communities, the Living Labs, the Future Internet research community and cities. This is supported by the European Network of Living Labs and EUROCITIES so please get involved by producing content, participating in events and active networking.
"77 Photos of the mass production of the Earth's natural resources. In the picture above, a Tibetan villager works in a salt field. Salt has been the most common food preservative, especially for meat, for thousands of years."
Tags: consumption, agriculture, resources, labor, industry, economic, unit 6 industry.
"Satellites acquire images in black and white, so how is it possible to create the beautiful color images that we see on television, in magazines, and on the internet? Computers provide us with the answer.
Images created using different bands (or wavelengths) have different contrast (light and dark areas). Computers make it possible to assign 'false color' to these black and white images. The three primary colors of light are red, green, and blue. Computer screens can display an image in three different bands at a time, by using a different primary color for each band. When we combine these three images we get a 'false color image.'
Find tutorials and links to free compositing programs here."
By 2025, the developing world will be home to 29 megacities.
Through this interactive mapping feature with rich call-out boxes, the reader can explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of megacities (urban areas with over 10 million residents). These 'cities on steroids' have been growing tremendously since the 1950s and present a unique set of geographic challenges and opportunities for their residents.
After cutting a destructive path through the Caribbean, Hurricane Sandy caused extensive damage along the East Coast this week.
While the damage wasn't as bad as many feared it could have been, place and spatial context are especially important in assessing the impacts of a natural disaster. This is a excellent collection of the many devastating images as a result of Hurricane Sandy. To see some more local images, Rhode Island Department of Transportation put this collection together.
If you're short on time but looking to learn about some of the coolest and most engaging web 2.0 tools, you're in luck! From Today's Meet to Socrative, there's plenty here for a teacher on the go but in the know.
A American Library Association considera que os bibliotecários e educadores são normalmente mais conservadores do que o necessário na tomada de decisões sobre o "uso justo" de materiais, pois têm medo de estarem a violar a lei.
Carrie Russell, autor do livro e do diretor do Programa Acesso à Informação Pública, explora questões de direitos autorais exclusivos para o ambiente escolar: Como usar material com direitos autorais em trabalhos escolares. E o que dizer quando os próprios professores criam materiais? Quem tem direitos sobre o quê?
Leiam aqui o básico sobre a lei de direitos autorais, nos EUA, e como os professores podem encontrar e usar bons recursos online sem chamar a atenção e a desaprovação de advogados.
Há tantas redes perdidas no mar, gaiolas, bóias e bidões de gasóleo...
Em 2011 a quantidade de resíduos capturados acidentalmente (resíduos apahados em redes depois de um dia comum de pesca) foi tal que, em França, o sector de reciclagem de plásticos pagou no ano passado 375€ por tonelada de recolha de plástico, tendo recebido 1000 toneladas (na lota portuguesa paga-se em média 1500 euros por tonelada de pescado com escamas e guelras).
O projecto-piloto "European Waste Free Oceans Project" paga aos pescadores para retirarem resíduos de plástico do mar nas suas horas vagas. Em Nice, França, criou-se uma rede de pesca inventada de propósito para o efeito.