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Meograph – 4 Dimensional Story Telling Web 2.0 Style

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 13, 2013 3:55 PM

This post from Mark Gleeson provides a great overview of Meograph, a fairly new Web 2.0 tool that allows you tell stories using images/videos, text, maps and a timeline, or as Gleeson states the "who/what, when, and where." In addition Gleeson takes the time to describe how to use the tool in words as well as a video, and also discusses some of the issues that he experienced. The Meograph website is geared to journalism and education. The education section states that the benefits of the site include "making learning fun with interactive content, easy for students to create their own projects, and perfect for history, literature and more." To go directly to the education site click http://www.meograph.com/education.

Noelia Sarabia's curator insight, January 14, 2013 9:06 AM

aún en fase beta y con algunos detallitos, pero una herramienta interesante para quienes gustan de acompañar sus clases con narraciones

Carol Thomson's comment, March 22, 2013 6:34 AM
sadly doesnt work with ie which we have to use in school
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A Tool for Self-Assessment & Reflection

A Tool for Self-Assessment  & Reflection | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

"I have been working on a tool for students to do a self assessment/reflection and feedback...The tool is based around the work of Stephen Dinham which is used be DET NSW and New Zealand eductors John Hattie & Helen Timperley."


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Have been looking for something i can use with students that they understand and dont panic about.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 4, 6:21 PM

Andrew Church has created a tool for Self-Assessment and Reflection that asks students to answer 4 questions:

* What can I do? ((How am I going?)

* What can't I do? (How am I going?)

* How does my work compare with others? (How am I going?) 

* What can I do better? (Where do I go next?)

And then students are asked to look ahead with this question:

* What are my next steps? (What actions are you going to take as  a result of your reflections? Who can help me? Where to next?)

You can download two versions of this as a pdf file. One is in portrait mode and one in landscape mode. Church also asks that you provide him with feedback.

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, April 4, 10:29 PM

"I have been working on a tool for self assessment/reflection and feedback...This particular tool is based around the work of Stephen Dinham  and John Hattie & Helen Timperley."

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Vsauce

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This is a wonderful YouTube channel with videos that asks and answers big questions of the world and science and the little quirks of life. Use the videos directly in class or watch them for inspiration.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Video%2C+animation%2C+film+%26+Webcams


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Comics Head

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This is a superb online comic book maker with a good set of backgrounds, characters, props and other features. There are also a range of apps for Apple, Android and other devices to try.
ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools


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registered but then it kept shutting me out -- will try again.

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Jasmin Hodge's curator insight, February 10, 3:58 AM

Great resource I've passed onto our Art and Design and Student Union... see what fun I can have with my kids too - a very professional looking product at the end that students will be desperate to show off to friends and family :) 

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Glossi - create digital magazines or e-books

Glossi - create digital magazines or e-books | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
Free digital magazine creation platform. Add images, photos, videos, animations and audio. Customize and publish for desktop and mobile devices.

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BI Media Specialists's curator insight, January 31, 6:36 AM

This is another FREE tool that can be used to help students sum up the information they learned into a neat little package.  It seems to be relatively easy to use and creates a wonderful product.  Let us know if you want to create a lesson around this type of product and we will be happy to help you!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 9, 12:51 PM

Free app for creating e-papers or e-books


Easy and friendly even for beginners. Highly Recommended for storytelling and presentations.

Character Minutes's curator insight, April 3, 11:11 AM

Looks like a great way to display work!

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WordMover

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This is a superb virtual word wall. Get a set of words from different sources or start from scratch and add your own.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English


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Eric Kleipool's curator insight, August 24, 2013 12:24 AM

toch weer anders dan Wordle. Ik zou zeggen, probeer

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View From Your Window

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A fun game where players guess where in the world a photo is taken by clicking on a map.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/PSHE%2C+RE%2C+Citizenship%2C+Geography+%26+Environmental


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animedubbedonline's comment, September 9, 2013 12:11 PM
it's helpful
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Map of Africa, Africa Maps, Countries, Landforms, Rivers, and Geography Information - Worldatlas.com

Map of Africa, Africa Maps, Countries, Landforms, Rivers, and Geography Information - Worldatlas.com | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
Free political or physical map of Africa and individual country map of Egypt, South Africa, Zimbabwe and other African countries. Detailed geography information for teachers, students.

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lots of useful information.

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PattyProLibrarian's curator insight, February 10, 2013 10:13 AM

This website provides information about African countries: Fast Facts, Landforms, Maps, and much more. Click your country on the interactive map of Africa. 

Nathan and Connor's curator insight, April 10, 8:46 AM

3.5 years ago, we found Africa an colonized it. Since then we have made states and countries, and with this article you can find many maps of rover mountains cities countries and much more It tells you the history of Africa along with the maps.

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Your Content Shall Rock

In this new and improved primer you'll learn how to strike a chord with your content. There are 16 lessons for creating all kinds of content that shall rock the

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 22, 2013 11:20 PM

Learn 16 great lessons how to make your presentation content effective and meaningful. See how an eye-catching slide should be designed. Explore the examples given for each lesson. Become a more knowledgeable presenter!

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Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, July 25, 2013 5:33 AM

Some terrific PD ideass that will jazz up online and f2f instruction!

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BBC Country Profiles

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BBC Country Profiles: instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.

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I need a one-stop shop for my classes and maybe this is it.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 25, 2013 9:28 AM

The CIA World Factbook is a great encyclopedic source of information about all the countries in the world and a great place for students to find information for the classic country report project.  But have you ever wished that the World Factbook would be linked to the current events and media sources for the country of your choice?  That is exactly what the BBC news has created with their Country Profiles page, an expansion on their regional tabs (such as Africa and Asia).   This is a link worth bookmarking, and one I'll including in tag with  a compilation of the best resources that I've put on this site (IMHO-If you have nominees that aren't on the list, let me know).

Al Picozzi's comment, July 25, 2013 1:55 PM
Great site for quick info. Thanks
Sabrina Wesley's curator insight, July 25, 2013 9:53 PM

Use for History, Geography, and Math

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Beijing's Pollution

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A major capital and one that will only grow in global importance.

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Donald Dane's comment, December 10, 2013 6:21 AM
this picture is crazy with the amount of smog in the air. it shows two completely different areas of the city of Beijing. in the distance you have the gigantic industrial region pumping gas and smog into the air at an alarming rate. with what looks to be simple a couple miles away the heart of the city and where millions and millions of people make their homes and jobs. unsafe and not up to human health codes is an understatement.
Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 11, 2013 9:38 PM

Beijing has one of the worst pollution issues in the world. The pollution is from the factories and burning coal and not filtering factories so the pollution goes out in the air. In the image you can see the city of Beijing and the factories located in the back and they are both in competition with each other. 

Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 15, 10:27 AM

This picture displays two sides of China. One side that shows it has modern and advanced metropolitan cities, which have the capability to host Olympic games. On the other side are industrial cities that shows little concern for their workers and the environment, as they produce many cheap products for countries such as the United States. Unfortunately, this is reality, many people want cheap products, but do not want to live near the areas that produce them. 

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Esri Thematic Atlas

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The Esri Thematic Atlas is a configurable web application that uses a collection of intelligent web maps with text, graphics, and images to talk about our world.

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First unit is based on maps and atlases.  Want to build a range of resources.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 21, 2013 2:04 PM

ESRI is moving towards creating a dynamic, authorative, living digital atlas and empowering users to create their own.  See this great political map of 2008 U.S. presidential election that is a part of the altas; it goes far beyond simple blue and red states.  StoryMaps are also democratizing the mapping process.  Explore these excellent examples of storymaps (Endangered Languages and top 10 physical landforms). 


Tags: GIS, ESRI, mapping, cartography, geospatial, edtech.

JMSS_Geography Resources's curator insight, June 25, 2013 10:20 PM

The Esri Thematic Atlas is a configurable web application that uses a collection of intelligent web maps with text, graphics, and images to talk about our world.

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voki

Create an avatar and add a voice. 

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an interesting tool, can be a problem getting it into ppt but a lot of advice is available.  you dont need to sign up.

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MapBox | Fast and beautiful maps

MapBox | Fast and beautiful maps | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

Design maps in the cloud, publish in minutes.

MapBox Streets is a worldwide street-level map based on open data from OpenStreetMap.

MapBox Streets includes a terrain layer for the entire world, visualizing hills and elevation contour lines.

Designate points of interest by placing interactive markers anywhere on your map.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 14, 2013 9:37 AM

Create your own maps by adding markers, symbols, icons, data and features on the map of any place in the world.

Sign up for free.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 15, 2013 12:12 PM

Create your own maps and add details.

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BBC - iWonder

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This is a superb site from the BBC with interesting questions to inspire awe and wonder. There are videos and other media which attempt to answer questions on history, science and much more.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Cross+Curricular


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will try this in academic review time.

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ANA's curator insight, March 23, 3:37 AM

Interesting questions to work your brain

Mike Busarello's Digital Textbooks's curator insight, March 23, 9:55 AM

A very interesting site!

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School Signs

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This is a lovely collection of inspirational and motivating classroom posters. Download them as a PDF to print.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Displays+%26+Posters


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some good stuff here.

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44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom's Taxonomy

44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom's Taxonomy | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

"It’s been four years since I first published my “Taxonomy of Reflection.” My interest in reflective thinking is rooted in a simple but powerful statement by Donald Finkel who wrote that teaching should be thought of as “providing experience, provoking reflection.” (Teaching with Your Mouth Shut)."


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R Hollingsworth's curator insight, February 5, 5:38 AM

Love the title: "Teaching with your mouth shut"

Sue Alexander's curator insight, February 5, 6:40 AM

Fantastic resource, especially if you take time to really reflect on the sample questions posed.

Ruby Day's curator insight, February 14, 12:56 PM

Ideas for reflective prompts 

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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic

Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
Download an 11X17 version of the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds.com.

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Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 6:05 PM
Mathy: Definitely the time to make some changes...
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 6:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 6:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
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BrainRush

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This is a great site to make interactive quizzes, diagrams and assessment resources. Choose the type of resource you want to make or search the shared resources from the community, then share with your students.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Cross+Curricular


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The Authoritative Map


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Mr Ortloff's curator insight, October 8, 2013 9:26 AM

In the Winnie the Pooh Movie Pooh's Grand Adventure, the character Rabbit has absolute confidence in the printed word and especially the map.

 

Questions to ponder:  How much do we trust any given map?  How much should we trust a map (or the printed word)?  What makes a document reliable or unreliable? 

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, November 27, 2013 10:04 PM

The user is putting total trust in the map to get from A to B. How can we trust the map? What are the features of good infromation? A useful discussion-starter.

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 12:38 AM

I think this video is a perfect example of todays modern soceity. Many people in this would today are exactly like rabbit, they believe everything they see without questioning its integrity. this has cause alot of problems in todays internet fueled world with anyone being able to post whatever they want and call it fact. This is where we need more people like Pooh who question everything. Pooh sees where he wants to go with his own eyes and can tell that rabbit is leading him the wrong way. This is relateable to so much in geography but to keep it simple ill compare it to Pythagoras proclaimed the earth was spherical. He question something everyone in the world took as a fact and nobody believed him because it was already stated that the world was flat. Just like pooh questioning the "offical map"

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Black out poems…

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Here is a neat recipe for an alternative assessment.  We are working on industrialization and Mill Girls leading up to our poetry slam.
After a couple of days of research we took three books that the library wanted to get rid of.

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Carla Saunders's curator insight, May 26, 2013 4:34 AM

If we find some books to demolish.... I find it hard to do that but love this idea. Could also use extracts found online ? 

Mrs T Grade 3's curator insight, May 26, 2013 7:37 AM

We will be doing this on Tuesday! I will broaden the assignment to leverage the create aspect. The objective will be to creative a free verse poem.

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RADCAB - Steps for Online Information Evaluation

RADCAB - Steps for Online Information Evaluation | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

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Clear and easy to understand.

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Jennifer Hurley-Coughlin's comment, July 26, 2013 4:15 PM
awesome rubric with this
Gary Faust's curator insight, July 27, 2013 9:19 AM

These guidelines are particularly helpful in evaluating "science" sources. So much that isa presented as "science" is biased and may be more appropriately categorized as "political science".

Alejandro Ibañez Bonilla's curator insight, January 9, 6:32 AM

Pasos para evaluar la información en línea...

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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

Welcome to 'Geography Education' | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.


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Renata Hill's comment, April 9, 2:47 PM
Congratulations on being featured as a curating "lord"! You're a rock star on Scoop.it and an inspiration to me!
Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 15, 6:38 AM

Overall great course resource

Helen Rowling's curator insight, April 17, 1:39 PM

Gr8 resource to enthuse students.

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Atlas of True Names

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The Atlas of True Names reveals the etymological roots, or original meanings,
of the familiar terms on today's maps of the World, Europe, the British Isles and the United States.

For instance, where you would normally expect to see the Sahara indicated,
the Atlas gives you "The Tawny One", derived from Arab. es-sahra “the fawn coloured, desert”.


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I loved looking at the map of great britain.  I hope it grabs my pupils' attention as an introduction to maps.

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Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, June 16, 2013 1:44 PM
What a good way to get the students thinking and questioning while using this fun set of maps.
John Blunnie's curator insight, July 2, 2013 8:12 AM

True names give these maps a unique and historic twist.

Amy Marques's curator insight, July 31, 2013 4:19 PM

Great to see what the original names where! Especially for those that are similar to its current name and those that are completely irrelevant!

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China's Sustainable Cave Hotel Under Construction

China's Sustainable Cave Hotel Under Construction | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

Construction has started on a cave hotel resort by Atkins that will nestle into the rockface of an abandoned water-filled quarry near Shanghai, China.

Once complete, the hotel will offer around 400 rooms, as well as conference facilities, a banquet hall, restaurants, a swimming pool and a water-sports centre.

The building will use geothermal technologies to generate its own electricity and lighting, while greenery will blanket a roof that extends just two storeys above the edge of the quarry.

 

Sustainability is integral to Atkins' design of this unique resort, built into an abandoned, water-filled quarry.


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China is a major topic this year, could be good.

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Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, July 3, 2013 8:48 AM

what an article to use or open up class discussion with in any number of classes - world geography, science, economics, government........ interesting article in general.   

John Blunnie's curator insight, July 12, 2013 8:20 AM

It seems even the Chinese tourist industry is at the forefront of hotel construction. This place looking breathtaking.

Resort and Hotel Mythbusters's comment, September 9, 2013 11:08 PM
This sustainable hotel is one another impressive work that architecture has been done. The basic idea itself is impressive considering its built in a cave over a waterfall and 3 storeys of them were beneath the water. However, the most important thing is this hotel generates their own energy which is incredible considering most new hotel nowadays have to promote their sustainability in the future. We can't wait to see the hotel to be finish and ready to use.
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Kizoa - Create a Free Photo Slideshow with Music, Text and Special Effects

Kizoa - Create a Free Photo Slideshow with Music, Text and Special Effects | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
Create amazing slideshows for free online with music, text, animations and special effects - even burn to DVD!

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It took me 15 minutes to produce something loads better than I could do on moviemaker!

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