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Interactive World Statistics

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The Brazilian government's geographic department (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística-roughly equivalent to the U.S. Census Bureau) has compiled an fantastic interactive world factbook (available in English and Spanish as well as Portuguese).  The ease of navigation allows the user to conduct a specific search of simply explore demographic, economic, environmental and development data on any country in the world.    

Tags: population, worldwide, statistics, mapping, zbestofzbest.


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Leonardo Martins's comment, October 20, 2012 11:08 AM
So cool…thank you very much!
Jesse Gauthier's comment, October 24, 2012 10:23 AM
The world, here, is literally at your fingertips. It is a simple way for anyone to locate a multitude of data about any given place around the world. It is another way that brings the whole world that much closer in this technological era.
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Skyping from the Frozen Wilds to the Classroom -- THE Journal

Skyping from the Frozen Wilds to the Classroom -- THE Journal | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
You would think that polar explorer Mark Wood would have enough on his plate just trying to become one of eight individuals ever to reach the South Pole unassisted, but this explorer frequently takes the time to use technology to interact with...
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John Purificati's curator insight, April 8, 2013 6:39 AM

Skyping and Facetime brings "the outer space" and the classroom together. A marvelous way to allow students to interact in real time.

Textbook learning comes no where near this experience. 

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Furman Educational Resources

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50 Ways To Integrate Art Into Any Lesson

50 Ways To Integrate Art Into Any Lesson | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it

Albert Einstein wrote:  The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. So the unknown, the mysterious, is where art and science meet.

 

Keeping his words in mind, educators everywhere are beginning to work art into education. Because we live in the 21st century, we have all the tools right at our fingertips, quite literally. The Internet hosts site after site devoted to integrating art into education.

 

Right here, you’ll find some of the best websites and some interesting ideas that are easily altered to fit various lessons. Explore 50 ways to add artistic elements to the simplest and most complex lessons.



Cited From: http://newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au/features/50-ways-to-integrate-art-into-any-lesson/#ixzz2PLSreQyH


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Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, April 4, 2013 9:23 AM

An interesting read

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, April 6, 2013 4:40 PM

Primarily K-12, but some useful tips for higher ed as well. 

ohdesiderata's curator insight, April 12, 2013 8:21 AM

An incredibly valuable resource that authentically incorporates the arts across almost all the KLAs.

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Furman Educational Resources

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Bloxp, the blog to ebook exporter

Bloxp, the blog to ebook  exporter | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
Use Bloxp to export any blog and turn it into a downloadable ebook! Save your favorite blog as a unique, readable file.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, March 31, 2013 6:07 PM

Turning your blog into an ebook.

Cindy Kroeker's curator insight, April 1, 2013 4:33 AM

Great present to present the kids with at the end of the year, their very own ebook made from their blog posts.

readmusync's curator insight, April 3, 2013 7:26 PM

Great!

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10 iPad Apps To Record How Students Learn

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For all of the analyses of academics, learning models, etc.. here are 10 iPad Apps To Record How Students Learn
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How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology

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As a tech advocate, I often find myself coaxing established educators to incorporate new tools & technologies. Here are some ways I've found to be successful.
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A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers

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jillyfrees's curator insight, May 6, 2013 3:15 AM

This ia a neat checklist to assess whether the project you set is worth the effort.

Michelle Gohagon's curator insight, May 14, 2013 1:45 PM

Great checklist for project-based learning

KiwiBelma's curator insight, August 18, 2013 6:16 PM

Just to remind myself :-)

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6 positive effects of blogging in kindergarten

6 positive effects of blogging in kindergarten | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
As a kindergarten teacher, I have a unique opportunity to educate, share, engage, enhance and model ways that a variety of technological tools can help my
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Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 4, 2013 3:06 PM

More support for blogging with children!

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How To Create Presentation Slides That Are Out Of This World

Want to spice up your next corporate presentation? Take it from us, Make your next presentation Out Of This World! Download this Presentation for a Tweet here:

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Chantal Sim's curator insight, May 20, 2013 1:18 PM

As I always trying to make my presentation more remarkable than before, I think it is good tips for me and us. These are really nice to learn for your future presentation especially for those of who have presentation for this semester.

 

So if you are interested in making your presentation look fancy and effective, it will be worthy to see all the slides!

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You are welcome Chantal and hope it helps your curation!
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A Small Collection of Studies of iPad Use in Education

A Small Collection of Studies of iPad Use in Education | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
This week I got the itch to go beyond anecdotal stories about iPads in the classroom and look for some more substantial research and writing on the topic. Below are some of the reports that I've be...

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Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, April 5, 2013 4:53 AM

Definitiely useful to have more substantial research

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 5, 2013 4:58 PM

I will have to spend some time reading these!

Mirjana Podvorac's curator insight, April 13, 2013 2:42 PM

A small collection which is about to grow. Worth reading.

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Prezzip: Prezi templates & more

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Prezzip offers Prezi presentation templates & more. With mixing and matching our visuals you can optimize your presentations.
Unique; all our visuals are free-standing! Clipping paths, isolated.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 12, 2013 6:47 AM

Templates and more by prezi experts

Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, November 10, 2013 11:44 PM

And try these great templates that are built into the  Prezi now...

peterlakeman's curator insight, December 3, 2013 3:15 AM

Veel templates voor Prezi, maar ook afbeeldingen sets.

Een aantal gratis en een aantal betaald. Mooie Prezi style graphics.

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Create Great Video Stories with the New Google Story Builder

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Collaboration has gone Google. Create a story and then share your video.

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Lino's curator insight, July 12, 2013 4:13 AM

Es una aplicación potente y muy fácil de usar que nos permite crear clips de vídeo reproduciendo una historia  con frases de texto que hayamos ideado entre dos o más personajes.

 

El video final se puede compartir directamente en Google+ o como un enlace para cualquier sitio que deseemos (por desgracia, no se muestra una vista previa o miniatura cuando se trata de compartir vídeo creado con StoryBuilder en Facebook).

 

Una gran herramienta.

 

De uso libre. (No tenemos que registrarte o iniciar sesión para acceder a ella).

 

Pruébalo: http://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/

Richard Evans's curator insight, July 17, 2013 5:20 AM

Stories are a power communication strategy. 

N Kaspar's curator insight, August 11, 2013 6:08 AM

A tool to use for digital story telling.

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How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology

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'20 to Watch' Leaders Share Ed Tech Resources on Twitter

'20 to Watch' Leaders Share Ed Tech Resources on Twitter | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
Connect with more than 60 education technology leaders who have been named in the NSBA's annual 20 to Watch awards program.
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School Leadership Summit Schedule GMT - 4 - The TICAL Community

School Leadership Summit Schedule GMT - 4 - The TICAL Community | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
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Motivating the Reluctant Reader Through Technology - Dr.L. Robert Furman Principal

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8 Reasons Why you should Create A Blog for your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Reasons Why you should Create A Blog for your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
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tammy bailey's curator insight, March 28, 2013 11:12 AM

Students really enjoy classblogs; it's a great way to incorporate lessons on what it means to be a responsible Digital Citizen.

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, March 30, 2013 11:26 AM

Communication and Collaboration are the key for 21st Century Skills.