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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, 2014 6:58 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, 2014 9:36 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, 2014 3:51 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, 2014 2:11 PM

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 3:24 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 3:11 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 1:13 PM

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

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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 23, 2013 2:20 AM

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 8:33 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 12:28 PM

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 4:55 PM
Great site for quick info. Thanks
Sabrina Wesley's curator insight, July 26, 2013 12:53 AM

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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Jacob Crowell's curator insight, November 24, 2014 2:21 PM

Great picture to show the two sectors of China's society. In Beijing we see the combination of industry and post industrialized. 

Nicole Kearsch's curator insight, November 24, 2014 11:40 PM

This picture taken by a photographer with the perfect lighting is brilliant....that is, if you're into deceiving people that the pollution from these power plants stays away from the higher class businesses and residences.  Looking at this picture you see the smoke coming from the power plant in China far in the distance creating a yellowish hue that could be thought to be from the sun.  Then closer in the scene we see what appears to be businesses and potentially some peoples homes.  This area is in a totally different color from the yellow we see to be associated with the pollution from the power plant.  Here we see a blue, commonly associated with clean water, covering the entirety of this area.  With the difference in colors these places seem to be as different as possible from each other.  In reality though, smog doesn't just stay in one area of the city where it is produced, but spreads throughout the entirety of a city.  There are no restraints on where the pollution can and can't be, it is free flowing into communities where people work and live.  If you're trying to sell a house here this picture wouldn't be a bad idea to use, although most natives aren't oblivious to what is really going on.

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, December 15, 2014 8:00 PM

This picture is interesting to say the least, it depicts two different cities, even though it is the same city. the picture does a good job at showing the major problem that pollution is causing to Beijing. While showing a smog surrounded city behind a clean, yet clouded looking city, drives this point of pollution home and raises the question is putting large factories and toxic fumes in the air, more important than the well being of your citizens?

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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 5:04 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 26, 2013 1:20 AM

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 12:37 PM

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 3:12 PM

Create your own maps and add details.

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Map Treasure Hunt

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This is a great resource for creating a map based treasure hunt. Choose the locations for your students to find, write some clues and share the link with your class.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/PSHE%2C+RE%2C+Citizenship%2C+Geography+%26+Environmental


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Bill.Rutter's curator insight, April 14, 2013 7:11 AM

Give teams a list of countries, get them to write clues?

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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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44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom's Taxonomy

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"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, 2014 8:38 AM

Love the title: "Teaching with your mouth shut"

Sue Alexander's curator insight, February 5, 2014 9:40 AM

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

Ruby Day's curator insight, February 14, 2014 3:56 PM

Ideas for reflective prompts 

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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic

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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 9:05 PM
Mathy: Definitely the time to make some changes...
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 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 12:26 PM

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 28, 2013 1:04 AM

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 3:38 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 7:34 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 10:37 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

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Clear and easy to understand.

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Jennifer Hurley-Coughlin's comment, July 26, 2013 7:15 PM
awesome rubric with this
Gary Faust's curator insight, July 27, 2013 12:19 PM

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, 2014 9:32 AM

Pasos para evaluar la información en línea...

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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

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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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Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 18, 2014 2:10 PM

Geography and current events

Olivier Tabary's curator insight, November 28, 2014 12:06 PM

Many interesting tools to practice and to discover

Jamie Mitchell's curator insight, March 8, 2016 1:04 AM

Amazing resources about places and topics in Geography

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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 4:44 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 11:12 AM

True names give these maps a unique and historic twist.

Amy Marques's curator insight, July 31, 2013 7:19 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

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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 11:48 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 11:20 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 10, 2013 2:08 AM
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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Storyboard That – online storyboard creator for schools

Storyboard That – online storyboard creator for schools | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
Storyboard That is a cutting edge Web 2.0 tool for rapidly creating amazing storyboards, no art skills needed. Great for business meetings and in the classroom for students to express their creativity.

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struggled to use in school (internet issues) but seems a good way to go.

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Helen Rowling's curator insight, May 9, 2013 12:16 AM

Use Storyboard before the writing process...

Venkatesh Surya's comment, March 17, 2014 2:53 AM
that is a great innovation in studying
Venkatesh Surya's comment, March 17, 2014 2:53 AM
that is a great innovation in studying