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Google Lit Trips



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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 16, 2013 7:09 PM

Google Earth is a great teaching tool for geographers, but it is also a way to bring geography and spatial thinking to other disciplines.  Google Lit Trips makes the journeys that take place in literature (both fiction and non-fiction) all the more real by mapping out the movements as a KML file that can be viewed in Google Earth.  By embedding pictures, websites, videos and text into the path, this becomes an incredibly interactive resource for teachers of all levels. 


Tags: google, virtual tours, English, edtech.

Ann-Laure Liéval's curator insight, March 17, 2013 7:51 AM

Utiliser Google Earth pour cartographier l'itinéraire de personnages de fiction, afin de mêler géographie et littérature. 

GoogleLitTrips Reading List's comment, March 19, 2013 10:30 PM
I'm very appreciative. Thanks! Jerome, GoogleLitTrips.com
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James Bond Travel Map

James Bond Travel Map | General Technology Info | Scoop.it

Where in the world has 007 been in his 30 movies? 

 

If that's a question you've always wanted to know, then this set of maps was made just for you.


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Tony Hall's curator insight, March 3, 2013 6:56 PM

James Bond is cool!

Ann-Laure Liéval's curator insight, March 6, 2013 2:41 PM

Mondialisation...

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Scientists increase lithium-sulfur battery lifetime by a factor of 10

Scientists increase lithium-sulfur battery lifetime by a factor of 10 | General Technology Info | Scoop.it

The world of rechargeable batteries is full of trade-offs. While lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are currently the most commercially successful, their low energy density doesn't allow for a long driving range. They are also very expensive, often accounting for half the price of electric vehicles. One alternative is lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries, which are attractive for their high gravimetric energy density that allows them to store more energy than Li-ion batteries. And although they still use some lithium, the sulfur component allows them to be much cheaper than Li-ion batteries. But one of the biggest drawbacks of Li-S batteries is their short cycle life, which causes them to lose much of their capacity every time they are recharged.

Now a team of researchers led by Yi Cui, a professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford University, has developed a Li-S battery that can retain more than 80% of its 1180 mAh/g capacity over 300 cycles, with the potential for similar capacity retention over thousands of cycles. In contrast, most Li-S batteries lose much of their capacity after a few tens of cycles. To achieve this improvement, the researchers first identified a new mechanism that causes capacity decay in Li-S batteries after cycling. In order for a Li-S battery to successfully recharge, the lithium sulfide in the cathode must be bound to the cathode surface—in this case, the inner surface of the hollow carbon nanofiber that encapsulates it. This binding creates a good electrical contact to allow for charge flow. But the researchers found that, during the discharge process, the lithium sulfide detaches from the carbon, resulting in a loss of electrical contact that prevents the battery from fully recharging.

 

After identifying the problem, the researchers set about fixing it by adding polymers to the carbon nanofiber surface in order to modify the carbon-sulfur interface. The polymers are amphiphilic, meaning they are both hydrophilic (water-loving) and lipophilic (fat-loving), similar to soap. This property gives the polymers anchoring points that allow the lithium sulfides to bind strongly with the carbon surface in order to maintain strong electrical contacts. As experiments showed, sulfur cathodes containing the amphiphilic polymers had very stable performance, with less than 3% capacity decay over the first 100 cycles, and less than 20% decay for more than 300 cycles. Although the improvement is a big step forward, the capacity retention still doesn't compare to Li-ion batteries, some of which have lifespans approaching 10,000 cycles. In order to avoid having to replace the battery every few years, electric vehicles require these longer lifespans. But Cui says that Li-S batteries have the potential to close this gap in the foreseeable future. "Using the amphiphilic polymer idea here in this paper, together with nanoscale materials design and synthesis, it is possible to improve the cycle life up to 10,000 cycles," Cui told Phys.org. "My group is working on this. Our recent results on nanomaterials design already improved to 1000 cycles." In the future, Cui think Li-S batteries will give Li-ion batteries some serious competition. "The Li-S batteries become pretty promising for electric vehicles," he said. "The life cycle needs to improve further. The lithium metal anodes' safety problem needs to be solved. It is possible to get around Li metal anodes with Si anodes."


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Dan Aldridge's curator insight, March 5, 2013 9:56 AM

Very encouraging news about improved lithium-sulfur batteries. Maybe Boeing should investigate for the Dreamliner!

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A Crazy But Rational Solution To Our Electoral College Problem

A Crazy But Rational Solution To Our Electoral College Problem | General Technology Info | Scoop.it
On three different occasions, the candidate with the most votes didn't become President of the United States. We call this "The Electoral College Problem." Here a solution. Simple. Mathematical. Rational.

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Ken Halpern's comment, March 1, 2013 1:20 PM
Interesting idea but I don't think either political parties will go for it unless it favors them. However, I am not in favor of increasing the number of House Reps. We spend too much money as it is funding the government. I think we should get rid of the old system and simply go by popular vote.
Gary Pascoa's comment, March 1, 2013 9:43 PM
I know the founding fathers would be horrified as this cuts into the whole idea of the electoral college: to place a further check on the majority when electing a president. Nonetheless, I would support a redrawing of the map that would lean toward a popular vote system.
Conor McCloskey's comment, March 4, 2013 8:27 PM
Interesting idea, however I can't say this is a "rational" solution to the Electoral College. It is actually completely irrational to think that the borders could be redrawn and everyone could be redistricted every four years... They can't even manage to get a census out every year... Logistical nightmare. I agree with Ken and Gary, let the people choose with the popular vote
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Bill Harley Explains Why Technology Cannot Replace In-Person Storytelling -- for anyone

Bill Harley, a Friend, storyteller, author, songwriter, teaching artist; two-time Grammy winning artist in the spoken word category; Lifetime Achievement awa...

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Laurence Roelants's comment, February 8, 2013 5:59 AM
This was magic! thanks!!
Elsemiek Meijs's curator insight, February 8, 2013 8:09 AM

Wow! Please take 13 minutes and forget everything else.

streetsmartprof's curator insight, February 8, 2013 11:17 AM

Make sure to read the insight by Karen Dietz, the 1st one posted.

 

This is well worth 13 minutes. They say time stands still during a good story. Look at your watch after Bill understands the boy in the back of the room, you may be surprised...

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8 Essentials of Project Based Learning: The Big Delivery….Santa Believes… Do You?

8 Essentials of Project Based Learning: The Big Delivery….Santa Believes… Do You? | General Technology Info | Scoop.it
Welcome to another holiday post! Did you know that Santa believes in Project Based Learning? It’s true… in fact I have worked quite hard at finding evidence that supports this conclusion. Recently ...
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Generate Simple World Maps

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Free travel tip and photos from all over the world...

 

This map is not a professionally produced map and that is the beauty of this website. Virtually anyone can make a 1-feature world map by simply clicking on a checklist all of the countries you want highlighted on your map. Second, open the file and add some text and a few lines to label it. This took less than 20 minutes to make with no need for any cartographic or GIS experience (this PNG didn't compress well, the full image of this map can be seen here).


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 30, 2012 10:04 PM

This map is not a professionally produced map and that is the beauty of this website.  Virtually anyone can make a 1-feature world map by simply clicking on a checklist all the countries you want highlighted on your map.  Second, opened the file and added some text and a few lines to label it.  This took 20 minutes to make with no need for any cartographic or GIS experience  (this PNG didn't compress well, the full image of this map can be seen here).

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Online Educational Delivery Models: A Descriptive View

Online Educational Delivery Models: A Descriptive View | General Technology Info | Scoop.it

Although there has been a long history of distance education, the creation of online education occurred just over a decade and a half ago—a relatively short time in academic terms.


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Free Testing and Quizzing Tools for Online Education | Online & Blended Learning | Focus: Online EdTech

Free Testing and Quizzing Tools for Online Education | Online & Blended Learning | Focus: Online EdTech | General Technology Info | Scoop.it

Would you be interested in for list of 15 Free Testing and Quizzing Tools that you can use in your Online Classroom?  Quiz Slide is my favorite


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Where To Find Creative-Commons Licensed Music for Your [Storied] Presentation or Video

Where To Find Creative-Commons Licensed Music for Your [Storied] Presentation or Video | General Technology Info | Scoop.it


Robin Good: If you are looking for online resources where to find free / creative-commons licensed songs and music tracks for your presentation or video clip here is a good collection of 20 such resources.

 

Full list by Kay Tan:

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/creative-common-music-download/

 

It's a day for tools and here is another great resource for you for when you are creating your digital stories or PowerPoint presentations.

 

Yippee!

 

Thanks to fellow curators Brian Yanish @MarketingHits and Robin Good @RobinGood for finding and sharing this post! I appreciate the sharp eyes :)

 

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AAEEBL's curator insight, January 20, 2013 9:13 PM

This would be helpful in video-creation and for pulling presentations together.

Mellon Library's curator insight, January 21, 2013 5:54 AM

These Creative Commons links will help you avoid copyright infringement while using music in your presentations for school.

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, May 8, 2013 3:45 AM

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Thanksgiving Student Activities

Thanksgiving Student Activities | General Technology Info | Scoop.it
Find out how the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Native Americans celebrated the first Thanksgiving together at Plymouth Plantation.

 

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and this is a great resource with videos, primary documents, virtual field trips and lesson plans for all grades, K-12.  Students can see aspects of lifestyles, housing types and economic activies of both the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags.  For more resources about the Mayflower and the historically re-enacted village, see the Plimoth Plantation website.  

 

Tags: K12, seasonal, historical, colonialism, virtual tours.


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10 Truths About Educational Technology

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A few brief, high-impact guidelines for using technology in the classroom.

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10 Free Web 2.0 Tools And How To Easily Use Them In Your Classroom

10 Free Web 2.0 Tools And How To Easily Use Them In Your Classroom | General Technology Info | Scoop.it
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.

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Common Core and Educational Technology: Tools/Resources

Common Core and Educational Technology: Tools/Resources | General Technology Info | Scoop.it
Classroom educational technology for common core

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Ronda Schuler Scott's curator insight, March 12, 2013 3:28 PM

Cool inforgraphic on how CCSS and tech integration pair.

Michael John Maxson's curator insight, March 13, 2013 12:07 AM

Great resource for educational resources that help teachers create more rigorous learning opportunities for their students using technolgy.

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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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10 Commandments of About Us Pages

10 Commandments of About Us Pages | General Technology Info | Scoop.it
Having just freshened our own website, we felt it was timely to repost our 10 Commandments of About Us pages. Need a PDF to share with decision-makers at your organization? Glad to oblige. Commandment 1: Know thy ...

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Laurent Brixius's curator insight, February 27, 2013 3:16 PM

Les dix commandements à suivre pour rédiger, ou faire rédiger, la page A propos de votre site web, une page trop souvent sous-utilisée.

Karen Dietz's comment, February 27, 2013 3:40 PM
Thank you Rowan! Yes, I just re-did my website and am now going to take this list and re-look at it again :)
Karen Dietz's comment, February 27, 2013 3:41 PM
Rhonda and comeja, glad you found the article useful!
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A Satellite’s View of Ship Pollution

A Satellite’s View of Ship Pollution | General Technology Info | Scoop.it
Elevated levels of nitrogen dioxide pop out over certain shipping lanes in observations made by the Aura satellite between 2005-2012. The signal was the strongest over the northeastern Indian Ocean.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 15, 2013 4:39 PM

Tags: transportation, globalization, diffusion, remote sensing, industry, economic, unit 6 industry.

David Collet's curator insight, February 19, 2013 10:37 PM

The Straits of Malacca show up as a highly affected band - and this from traffic that is not even bound for, or related to, Malaysia.

Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 12, 2013 12:30 AM

Ships are causing pollution all over the ocean because of its fuels being used. Is there other fuels we can use for ships? By finding a safer fuel it could reduce the oceans pollution. Pollution probably effects the wildlife and drinking water as well and we often eat foods and drink from the water. It not only effects the ocean it effects us as well. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Blubbr - Create Interactive Quizzes Using YouTube Clips

Free Technology for Teachers: Blubbr - Create Interactive Quizzes Using YouTube Clips | General Technology Info | Scoop.it

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Blubbr is a neat quiz creation service that I recently learned about on Danny Nicholson's blog. Using Blubbr you can create interactive quizzes that are based on YouTube clips. Your quizzes can be about anything of your choosing. The structure of the quizzes has a viewer watch a short clip then answer a multiple choice question about the clip. Viewers know right away if they chose the correct answer or not.

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Cyndi Danner-Kuhn's curator insight, January 3, 2013 12:22 PM

Blubbr is a neat quiz creation service that I recently learned about on Danny Nicholson's blog. Using Blubbr you can create interactive quizzes that are based on YouTube clips. Your quizzes can be about anything of your choosing. The structure of the quizzes has a viewer watch a short clip then answer a multiple choice question about the clip. Viewers know right away if they chose the correct answer or not.

Maggie Verster's curator insight, January 28, 2013 9:50 AM

This would really work great for a flipped classroom if youa re using videos. When the students come into class, they can do a quick self marking quiz.

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Part One… 12 Resources to Discover and Curate Digital Curriculum for Teachers and Students

Part One… 12 Resources to Discover and Curate Digital Curriculum for Teachers and Students | General Technology Info | Scoop.it
Happy Holidays and welcome to “Part One” of a series of posts dedicated to those attempting to curate the Digital Curriculum. Please enjoy and share this post via email or a retweet. Wh...
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Esri Story Map Treasure Hunt

Esri Story Map Treasure Hunt | General Technology Info | Scoop.it

Although these were designed specifically for GIS day during Geography Awareness Week, these 2 excellent map-based treasure hunts from ESRI are great any time of year.  The answer to the question will only pop up in you are zoomed in the the right region (SHIFT + Make a box = Zoom to area).  These links will take you to the World Cities quiz and also to the Mountains quiz.


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Steven Flis's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:28 AM

Fun quiz, pretty easy with basic worldly knowledge. Also if you just scroll in close enough then scroll across the page it would then show up to you, which is good for learning incase you had no clue what the answer is. 

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 10, 2013 11:53 AM

This is great! Thanks.

Ryan Amado's comment, September 11, 2013 2:19 PM
Challenging and fun. You can sometimes get carried away exploring
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teacher 's Guide on Creating Personal Learning Networks

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teacher 's Guide on Creating Personal Learning Networks | General Technology Info | Scoop.it

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teacher 's Guide on Creating Personal Learning Networks.


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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 2, 2012 7:42 AM
Thanks, this is a super resource.
Siphiwe Kubeka's curator insight, May 23, 7:21 AM

media literacy in learning business studies

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inklewriter - write interactive biz stories

inklewriter - write interactive biz stories | General Technology Info | Scoop.it

From Karen: Ooohhh ooooohh oooooohh -- this looks like a fabulous and fun tool for biz storytelling!! Now you can make your stories interactive. How fun is that?!!

I'll play with this tool this afternoon while avoiding all the shopping frenzy of Black Friday. Hope you have fun with it too and that it really helps connect with customers and build your business!

Thanks go to fellow curator Baiba Svenca for finding and sharing this post.

inklewriter is a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for writers who want to try out interactivity, but also for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills and creative writing.

 

This was posted by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, December 21, 2012 2:38 AM

A nice feature of this resource is that you can export your story to Kindle for a small fee (approx $10). You be able to read your ebook on your Kindle, or sell it through Amazon. The ebook reads like a normal Kindle ebook, except that choices are included using hyperlinks.

Robert Sims's curator insight, March 14, 2013 10:36 AM

I can see many possibilities for use in enhancing ELA writing skills!

 

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Introduction to Social Media in the Classroom

Introduction to Social Media in the Classroom | General Technology Info | Scoop.it

I created this video as a tool to show how I would introduce and incorporate social media into my future classroom. This is a guideline for a junior high classes.


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Etienne Thierry-Aymé's comment, November 10, 2012 1:10 PM
;-) i can't open the link
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PearsonOLE's curator insight, January 9, 2013 12:09 PM

A short video to introduce to social media in the classroom.

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The top 20 scientific data visualisation tools scientists and teachers should know about

The top 20 scientific data visualisation tools scientists and teachers should know about | General Technology Info | Scoop.it

From simple charts to complex maps and infographics, Brian Suda's round-up of the best – and mostly free – tools has everything you need to bring your data to life. A common question is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practice – and to practice, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, get introduced to 20 different tools for creating visualisations.


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Randy Rebman's curator insight, January 28, 2013 12:33 PM

This looks like it might be a good source for integrating infographics into the classroom.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, March 12, 2013 3:40 AM

A great tool for building infographics.

Caroline Matet's curator insight, April 22, 2013 4:08 PM

Le top 20 des outils pour faire ses propres data visualisations

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A Great New Feature from YouTube: Add Quizzes to your Videos

A Great New Feature from YouTube: Add Quizzes to your Videos | General Technology Info | Scoop.it

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Great New Feature from YouTube: Add Quizzes to your Videos.


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