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Africa Map Collection

Africa Map Collection | General Technology Info | Scoop.it

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Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, March 19, 10:30 AM

It is always informative to look at old maps.  They show how the cartographers saw the world and how the passage of the map makers revealed the passage of settlements in this case of colonel Europeans.

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, March 25, 1:38 PM

This collection of maps are interesting as they show how mysterious the African continent was to Europeans. With deep expeditions into the continent expensive, difficult, and dangerous, central Africa remained very much a mystery into the 20th century. The Mountains of the Moon and the Mountains of Kong, the supposed sources of the Niger and Nile river, were completely fabricated guesswork which remained on maps until the 20th century. For central Africa, rather than make guesses as to the terrain, cartographers frequently left the area blank or with scant details.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 4:06 PM

Maps come in all shapes and sizes. This one shows the divisions in Africa and how its been shaped and defined since colonization.

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Integrating Geography and History

Integrating Geography and History | General Technology Info | Scoop.it

"This 18-stanza poem by Kit Salter, beautifully captures the importance of geographic thinking in any history/social studies curriculum.  This was shared by Dr. Vernon Domingo and the slides of his keynote address titled, Integrating Geography and History are available here."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 9, 2:36 PM

It was my privilege to hear my good friend and fellow geo-evangelist, Dr. Vernon Domingo recently as he shared ideas on the importance of integrating geographic analysis in historical inquiry.  He shared a fabulous poem by Kit Salter, one of the pioneers in the Network of Geographic Alliances.  I'll only share the first stanza here:


    How can there be a separate scene,
    For history without place
    How can there be events in time,
    For which there is no space?


Tags: geo-inspiration, geography educationspatial, historical.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, October 9, 2:51 PM

Kit Salter is the best in geography education. One of my mentors.

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Reading Bear

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Reading Bear is a collection of free, well-made, multimedia phonics presentations. Your child can learn to read with Reading Bear.

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VIJAY's curator insight, September 28, 5:43 AM
सांई बाबा की शिक्षा

सबका मालिक एक है
साई बाबा की सबसे बड़ी शिक्षा और सन्देश है कि जाति, धर्म, समुदाय, आदि व्यर्थ की बातों में ना पड़कर 

आपसी मतभेद भुलाकर आपस में प्रेम और सदभावाना से रहना चाहिए क्योकि सबका मलिक एक है।
श्रद्धा और सबूरी
साई बाबा ने अपने जीवन में यह सन्देश दिया है कि हमेशा श्रद्धा और विश्‍वास के साथ जीवन यापन करते हुए 

सबूरी (सब्र)के साथ जीवन व्यतीत करें।
मानवता ही सबसे बड़ा धर्म है
साई बाबा ने कभी भी किसी को धर्म की अवहेलना नहीं की अपितु सभी धर्मों का सम्मान करने की सलाह देते 

हुए हमेशा मनवता को ही सबसे बडा धर्म और कर्म बताते हुए जीवन जीने की अमूल्य शिक्षा प्रदान की है।
जातिगत भेद भुला कर प्रेम पूर्वक रहना
साई बाबा ने कहा है की जाति,समाज,भेद-भाव,आदि सब बाते ईश्‍वर ने नहीं बल्कि इंसानों द्वारा बनाया गया 

हैं इसलिए ईश्‍वर की नजर में न तो कोई उच्च है और न ही कोई निम्न इसलिए जो काम ईश्‍वर को भी पसंद नहीं 

है वह मनुष्यों को तो करना ही नहीं चाहिए। अर्थात जात-पात,धर्म,समाज आदि मिथ्या बातों में न पड़ कर 

आपस में प्रेमपूर्वक रहकर जीवन व्यतीत करना चाहिए।
गरीबो और लाचार की मदद करना सबसे बड़ी पूजा है
साई बाबा ने हमेशा ही सभी जनमानस से यही बार-बार कहा है कि सभी के साथ ही समानता का व्यवहार 

करना चाहिए। गरीबों और लाचारों की यथासम्भव मदद करना चाहिए और यही सबसे बडी पूजा है। क्योकि 

जो गरीबों, लाचारों की मदद करता है ईश्वर उसकी मदद करता है।
माता-पिता, बुजुर्गो, गुरुजनों, बडो का सम्मान करनाचाहिए
साई बाबा हमेशा ही समझाते थे कि अपने से बडो का आदर सम्मान करना चाहिए। गुरुजनो बुजर्गो को 

सम्मान करना जिसस उनका आर्शीवाद प्राप्त होता है जिससे हमारे जीवन की मुश्किलों में सहायता मिलती 

है। 
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 15, 2:49 PM

Learn phonics with Reading Bear!

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40 Ways to Screw Up a PowerPoint Slide

40 Ways to Screw Up a PowerPoint Slide | General Technology Info | Scoop.it
Bad PowerPoint design may be just as detrimental to your presentation as smelling like a horse. When you have poorly designed slides, a few things happen: your professionalism is questioned (because you essentially tell the people looking at your PowerPoint that you don't know how to create professional work); your audience members get distracted as they toggle between looking at your bad design and listen to what you're actually saying (and, in the end, they don't really ingest either); and your audience just gets bored or annoyed--which is about the worst possible outcome when presenting. Obviously, there are a number of…

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Angie Grace's curator insight, September 19, 3:34 PM

Make better PowerPoints by following these tips.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, September 19, 11:28 PM

very cool graphic. Helping us to stay in line!

connie butcher's curator insight, September 20, 12:54 PM

Awesome!

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Using the Google Drive Presentation App

Google Drive has all the office tools, Word Processing, Spreadsheet, even a terrific forms tool. But the one no-one seems to pay any attention to is Presenta...

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Pablo Barrios's curator insight, July 1, 5:53 PM

Excelente vídeo con una clara explicación sobre cómo utilizar la Herramienta para Presentaciones de Google Drive. Simple y una alternativa más a lo ya tradicional.

Arlis Groves's curator insight, July 4, 4:56 PM

Why choose Google Drive's Presentation app over Power Point?  No reason, unless you are collaborating on a presentation.  Since more students are working on projects electronically and from different locations, this could be a great tool.

FraLec's curator insight, October 4, 10:33 AM

Merci Aurélie !

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A traveler's guide to in-flight WiFi

A traveler's guide to in-flight WiFi | General Technology Info | Scoop.it

You're on a nice, long domestic flight. In coach. There's a screaming baby two rows up; the pages of the in-flight magazine are stuck together with someone else's chewing gum; and the 9-inch overhead CRT is showing a 2-year-old episode of New Girl that you've already seen a half-dozen times -- without sound, because you always end up in the seat with a broken headphone jack. Oh, and you have five hours left to go to LAX.


If you play your cards right (and pack some noise-canceling headphones), your next cross-country haul could be a whole lot more pleasant, thanks to in-flight WiFi. Nearly all of the major US airlines now offer WiFi in the sky. Thousands of passengers flying above North America are online right now, watching adorable kittens meow on YouTube, reading up on their destinations or researching a new device right here on Engadget. But while some carriers offer service on many of their planes, few have it available fleet-wide, making it difficult to plan your travel around connectivity. So, which airlines offer the best service and how can you sort what you'll have on board? Explore the turbulent world of WiFi at 30,000 feet.


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Making Sense of the Internet Through a Gallery of Maps

Making Sense of the Internet Through a Gallery of Maps | General Technology Info | Scoop.it

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Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, June 10, 7:20 AM

40 mapas que explican INTERNET

Chulísimo!!

Mechanical Walking Space Man's curator insight, June 14, 7:27 AM

Mapping virtual experience…

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Comment Bubble - React to Video

Comment Bubble - React to Video | General Technology Info | Scoop.it

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Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, May 24, 7:28 PM

Useful to give feedback to student´s video projects.

Dovid's curator insight, May 28, 11:58 AM

Live graphs for videos... useful tool...

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, May 29, 9:15 PM

I have a feeling that there will be many more video projects next year with the implementation of iPads. This is a great tool to use when commenting on a video. 

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18 Free Web Tools for the Classroom - The ICT Advisors

18 Free Web Tools for the Classroom - The ICT Advisors | General Technology Info | Scoop.it
A list of 18 Free Web Tools for the Classroom, with a short explanation of each one!
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Nancy Duarte: How to Create Better Visual Presentations

Nancy Duarte explains how to create better visual presentations so you can communicate your ideas with efficiency, clarity and impact. She is CEO of Silicon ...

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Mike Donahue's curator insight, March 19, 7:59 AM

Nancy Duarte offers some simple ideas for making a more effective slideshow to enhance your presentation.

Lon Naylor's curator insight, March 19, 9:28 AM

I constantly see video "gurus" telling people to just insert all your script text into PowerPoint slides, read it aloud while recording, and...BAM!...instant video!

 

I've always contended that this is a questionable strategy at best for delivering a visual message. Here is one of the leading presentation experts on the planet explaining part of my contention.

Chris Carter's curator insight, March 19, 10:27 PM

Words of wisdom, all in 3 minutes.

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4 Great Rubrics to Develop Students Presentations and Speaking Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Great Rubrics to Develop Students Presentations and Speaking Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | General Technology Info | Scoop.it

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Gloria Inostroza's curator insight, February 23, 1:28 PM

Para tener en cuenta...

Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 25, 3:30 PM

These rubrics are a great start. Easily modified to kid speak and to fit our outcomes 

Celia Del Carmen Lopez Bohorquez's curator insight, May 2, 12:52 PM

Prueba

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BeamAir 2.0 - turns iPhone or iPad into a powerful presentation tool

BeamAir 2.0 - turns iPhone or iPad into a powerful presentation tool | General Technology Info | Scoop.it
Finally, the new BeamAir has arrived in the App Store. From the first version, we shifted focus a bit more towards presentations as there are plenty of photo sharing Apps anyway, but presentations ...
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23 iPad enabled alternatives to the Book Report Presentation

23 iPad enabled alternatives to the Book Report Presentation | General Technology Info | Scoop.it

In January I was one of the Apple Distinguished Educators who got to talk at the Apple Leadership Summit. Below you can see my presentation. For more information check http://ipa...


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 9, 2:08 PM

Teachers, check out this interesting slideshow by Suzanne Lustenhouwer about how to turn a boring book report into an exciting presentation using different iPad apps.

Thanks to Suzanne for the suggestion.

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A brand new interface for Presenter

A brand new interface for Presenter | General Technology Info | Scoop.it
Creating Presentations does not have to be hard or frustrating. In five minutes you can create a professional engaging presentation that you can publish and share online and view on any device web or mobile. It's easier than ever before with our new Interface.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 1, 1:15 AM

Check out Presenter's new improved interface with lots of enhancements and reduced clutter.

Presenter now has a new text editor that uses Google fonts to support different languages, and there are animation and zoom functions to complete your presentation.

Presenter is free and worth to explore.


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Babia thanks for the mention. We're excited about this new update and in next couple months will be deploying a series of new features that will further improve our visualization capabilities. thanks.
Ali Anani's curator insight, February 7, 12:35 AM

Give your presentations a new flesh

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Silk – Publish your data online

Silk – Publish your data online | General Technology Info | Scoop.it

Tired of sending out the same old static PDFs, spreadsheets or links from Google Docs?
Use Silk to make a fully interactive site that engages users and encourages them to play with your data.

 


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, September 29, 1:51 PM

Silk is a cool tool for publishing your data online and make them interactive. Upload images, tables, videos, maps, spreadsheets, and create visualizations that can be embedded on other sites. Silk lets you collaborate with others.

At present Silk account, either individual or team, is free.



Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, October 1, 1:31 AM

Silk - Present your KPIS and figures. Export the data from your spreadsheet automatically.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, October 1, 10:33 PM

Looks interesting. 

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Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish

Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish | General Technology Info | Scoop.it

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, September 25, 2:36 AM

Le mélange est intéressant, même si par exemple personne ne parle d'Edmodo chez nous. 

Libchelle's curator insight, September 25, 4:18 PM

This looks quite helpfuL. 

Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, September 26, 9:07 AM

Una lista  miy completa de aplicaciones.

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10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint | General Technology Info | Scoop.it
When Used With Tact, These Techniques can Help to Make Your Presentations Fun and Engaging It'd easy to bash PowerPoint, especially given the poor uses we see

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Training in Business's curator insight, September 17, 6:40 AM

10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

Character Minutes's curator insight, September 17, 7:26 PM

Contains a few new ways to use PowerPoint

tom jackson's curator insight, September 19, 8:41 AM

PPT isn't new, but have you explored all the ways you can make innovative presentations using it?  Worth your time just to ensure your getting your presentation opportunities from it

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High-School Dropouts and College Grads Are Moving to Very Different Places

High-School Dropouts and College Grads Are Moving to Very Different Places | General Technology Info | Scoop.it
Cities like Washington and San Francisco are gaining the highly skilled but losing their less-educated workforce.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 16, 2:56 PM

This article, with its charts and interactive maps, is worth exploring to show some of the important spatial patterns of internal migration.  It's not hard to realize that larger, cosmopolitan metro areas will have an advantage in attracting and keeping prospective college graduates; the question that we should be asking our students is how will this impact neighborhoods, cities and regions?    


Tags: migration, USA, mappingcensus, education.

Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, June 19, 8:47 AM

Good charts/grafts - worth looking at and using with the concept of migration.   

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How to create a prezi that will blow away your audience

How to create a prezi that will blow away your audience | General Technology Info | Scoop.it
The folks at gtcreate know how to make a Prezi look awesome and blow audiences away becau...

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 8, 4:39 PM

Como crear un Prezi ? Parte 1

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, June 16, 11:14 PM

I love teaching Prezi to my students!  I can't wait to share these tips with them to create wonderful culminating projects!

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 21, 4:03 AM

Here is an interesting alternative presentation style.

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10 Free Online Educational Game Sites

10 Free Online Educational Game Sites | General Technology Info | Scoop.it
Web-based games can prove to be a treasure trove of learning opportunities, and there are a variety of content-areas, age ranges, and skill levels to choose from. The true pay dirt for browser-based learning games can be found on large online digital game hubs. Here are 10 game hubs players that teachers can use to as one tool in their arsenal.

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Comunicologos.com's curator insight, March 29, 2:44 PM

10 Free Online Educational Game Sites

Karyn McGinley's curator insight, April 5, 4:04 PM

I can't wait to try these!

Marge Asik's curator insight, May 19, 8:47 AM

10 erinevat veebikeskkonda, kust leiab erinevaid õppemänge. 

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Interactive PowerPoints - Technology Integration

Interactive PowerPoints - Technology Integration | General Technology Info | Scoop.it
The purpose of this site is to help teachers integrate Web 2.0 technologies.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 13, 4:13 AM

I just came across this page which may be highly useful to the teachers. You can learn how to create a Tic Tac Toe Game, Connect 4 Game, Jeopardy Games, and Interactive Quiz Slides using PowerPoint. The site also gives you free templates for creating these games.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, March 14, 5:44 AM

some easy and great ideas to jazz up powerpoints

Character Minutes's curator insight, March 20, 10:55 AM

So excited to see Connect 4 ---- have used the actual game board for years!

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Getting Started with Presentics | Support for Pagico and Presentics

Getting Started with Presentics | Support for Pagico and Presentics | General Technology Info | Scoop.it
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Trying this out with iPad.....so far, so good.

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The best free presentation software and other alternatives to Microsoft PowerPoint

The best free presentation software and other alternatives to Microsoft PowerPoint | General Technology Info | Scoop.it
Want to make a splash with your presentations, but don’t want to splash out any money on a program? Forget PowerPoint, we’ve got some totally gratis...

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Solange Giardino's curator insight, March 21, 4:54 PM

Ótimas alternativas para variar nas apresentações.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 3:22 PM

A new compilation of free software to prepare digital presentations.

Of course... alternatives to Power-point or Keynote.


Have a look, and if you're not into any of them, give them a try!!!

Ingrid B's curator insight, April 2, 8:34 AM

Algunos programas gratuitos para hacer presentaciones, como nuevas y más completas alternativas al ppt.

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Why Sochi?

Why Sochi? | General Technology Info | Scoop.it
Why would Vladimir Putin want to host the Olympics in an underdeveloped place where terrorists lurk nearby? The answer is not as complicated as it may seem.

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Jessica Rieman's curator insight, February 18, 1:46 PM

It comes at not shock that Russia has had it's share of bad rulers that exzibit totalitarianistic views. Russia has always been in a state of massacre or some time of bad war torn conflict happeening. Russia is also the type of place where you can drive in each way 45 minutes and be able to either swim in the black sea or ski on the snowy trails. I think this is one of the reasons why the winter olympics are hosted here.

Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, February 18, 2:52 PM

There are many reasons as to why the Olympics this year are held in Sochi, Russia i. Although it is an underdeveloped, terrorist driven area, it holds much potential and Vladimir Putin has reasons to why it is the perfect place.

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, March 1, 12:59 AM

This article explains why Putin wanted the Winter Olympic games to be in Sochi. The Olympics have historically been used as a way for a nation to showcase progress or power, and the case is no different here. By hosting the games in Sochi, Putin was drawing attention to his successful crushing of the Chechen rebels and Russia's reinvestment into the area. Through the games, Putin is trying to make an international statement about the security and progress in this war-torn area. Still, there are a number of Chechen rebel cells and Circassian protesters in the area with a grudge against Russia.

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10 Most Common Rookie Presentation Mistakes


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Scott Langston's curator insight, February 13, 9:36 PM

Watch this before you start your next presentation!

PIRatE Lab's curator insight, February 22, 1:11 PM

Hmmm....again, some good things here, but much of this seems directed at business pitch-type presentations.  For example, this lists data-rich presentations as something you should avoid.  You need to FOCUS and EMPHASIZE data rich presentations.

Jim Doyle's curator insight, June 9, 6:20 AM

10 Most Common Rookie Presentation Mistakes