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"Create a color-coded Visited States Map, showing off your road travel in the United States and Canada."
This is pretty flexible in that you can use 4 different colors to shade individual states.
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create your own map is interesing because it allows you to visualize and share with others your own journey around the country in terms of residence and visits being in seperate colors. Compared to the size of the country I myself have only been to very few states. I have yet to go to Alaska, Hawaii, the Midwest parts, and much of the Western part of the country. I am convinced that extensive travel is something i will accomplish in the yeard ahead. For the professor himself he still has several more states to visit. It is propbable that he will visit many more in the years to come
Students color code states involved in expedition. Louisiana Purchase , and US circa 1803.
I took the liberty of using this site which was linked on my Professor's page to create my own map of travels within the United States! Green represents states which I've spent many nights, amber for states which I briefly passed through, and red for states I've never been to at all. I didn't include the map for Canada as well, but I've been to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario primarily. I'm very into the idea of travel and intend to visit as many places as I can in my lifetime, but I have focused much of my journeys for the future into foreign countries. This map gave me the hint that I might want to focus homeward a bit more.
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A while back I created a list of top 10 sites for creating timelines. Well, since that time mobile learning has really integrated into education and apps have been developed to accomplish this task. I've created a new list combined with apps and sites that are ideal for creating timelines. - See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=7150#sthash.4m8cdFwL.dpuf
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Exciting city simulator great for online play
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