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Wideo

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This is an easy to use animation tool. Choose your objects from the bank on the site or upload your own. Then drag your items into place and select a point on the timeline and move the object again to set how the animation moves. You can include photos, shapes and text. Your creations can be published and shared or embedded online.

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

 


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Spielberg directs kids to 'iWitness' history | Cover Story | Jewish ...

Spielberg directs kids to 'iWitness' history | Cover Story | Jewish ... | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
2013/03/07 - In a video, a Holocaust survivor remembers how he had to kill the family dog as he faced deportation to a wartime ghetto, where there would not be enough food for humans and none for animals.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional Characters - The Web Version

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional Characters - The Web Version | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

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All About Explorers

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This is an interesting history site about explorers... except it isn't. If you look at the information it is wildly wrong and the site is designed to teach about fact checking and to show children that not all information on the Internet is trustworthy.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools

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The Bible in History Channel

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The Bible in History Channel (the Bible in history channel http://t.co/JRuFqiF1su)
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trying to teach the bible in context.

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SlideTalk Gives Voice–Beautifully–To Your Pictures & PowerPoint Presentations

SlideTalk Gives Voice–Beautifully–To Your Pictures & PowerPoint Presentations | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

"SlideTalk is a service where you upload either sets of images, or complete PowerPoint presentations. Once uploaded, SlideTalk adds narration via high quality text to speech that can be customized for pronunciation, reading rate, voice timbre and more. There are at least 17 languages available, and multiple voices are available for most languages. You can even  change voices or languages within a presentation."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 3, 2013 6:12 PM

Have you wanted a tool that would allow you to upload a PowerPoint (or pictures) and type in text, and have it read to you? Well now you can. SlideTalk allows you to upload your slides (or pictures), enter your text and they provide the audio voice over, which is published on YouTube. This post provides an overview by Paul Hamilton as well as 2 PowerPoint slideshows he used from Tar Heel Reader site as well as one from SlideTalk that explains the process. There are many ways one could use this tool.

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you might need to subscribe to make best use.
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5 Apps and Sites for Creating Animations

5 Apps and Sites for Creating Animations | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

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always on the look out for animation software.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 5, 2013 10:45 PM

Richard Byrne offers up five aps and sites that students may use to create animations. He provides an overview of:

* Stop Frame Animator

* SketchStar

* Animation Deck (an iPad app available in a lite or paid version)

* Draw Island

* Wideo.co

If you are considering having your students create videos for a project this post will allow you to quickly find a tool or two for them to use...and make sure that you check the tool on the computers in your school. It is not unusual for some of these tools to be blocked by filters.

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British Actors Read Poignant Poetry from World War I

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The First World War (1914-1918) changed Britain to a degree that was unthinkable in 1914. Pre-war certainties and values such as honor, fatherland and progress disintegrated on the battlefields and trenches in France and Belgium.


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will use this with my year 8s.

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37 awesome writing prompts

37 awesome writing prompts | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

Some great prompts here for writing in history and others that can be used to inspire creating ones to suit your students.


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anything that helps.

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Great Critical Thinking Map for your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Critical Thinking Map for your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 23, 2013 9:38 PM

Check out this concept map about critical thinking...and consider sharing it with students to help them better understand the processes involved.

Tracy Shaw's curator insight, January 24, 2013 1:46 PM

Thinking maps can be such a great resource when you're designing lessons - visual reinforcements!

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Building your own virtual museum – helping students to understand a sense of period and significance

Building your own virtual museum – helping students to understand a sense of period and significance | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
I’ve barked on about about the importance of using artefacts in lessons before and I think it’s something I’ll be back to again before the year is out. Anyway this got me thinking...

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if it can my students actually thinking about research then it will be worth it.

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Carla Saunders's curator insight, December 14, 2012 3:00 AM

One to try with Google Apps rolling out in DEC 2013

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Great Places

Hawaii, Kauai Island...where they shot the Jurassic Park...

 

Sometimes we all to see a fabulously gorgeous physical landscape and marvel at the beauty that is in this world.  For some other spectacular images, here is a great collection of images (without much geographic specificity though).


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Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, April 23, 2014 6:23 PM

Here is a collection of imagines that encapsulate different landscapes and provokes different emotions. It is always nice to see pictures from places other than where you come from; the marvels of the world. 

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 1, 2014 10:41 AM

All these scoops are full of beautiful landscapes and places for tourists to visit. With Jurassic Park being such a big part of social culture and history, these landscapes are definitely worth venturing to. Hawaii is one of the biggest tourist and vacation spots in general. For all those who are able to travel there, they should invest in taking a trip to Kauai as well.

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, December 15, 2014 11:49 PM

These landscapes are amazing, seeing how different many of these place are and yet all beautiful, shows how the physical landscapes of the world are so diverse.

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Full throttle writing

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Full throttle writing and high speed engagement can be a good start to any lesson. Settling students at the beginning of a lesson can be a challenge.

I will try this and see how my lower ability class can be challenged -- think i'll have to pick the picture carefully.


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Geography lessons with SEASONS OF THE WITCH (2011)

Geography lessons with SEASONS OF THE WITCH (2011) | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
Geography lessons with SEASONS OF THE WITCH (2011). SEASON OF THE WITCH German Title: Der letzte Tempelritter USA, 2011. Director: Dominic Sena -/10 (proper rating impossible). I've never been into Medieval and ...
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Museums Showoff 7: London, May 14 – SIGN UP

Museums Showoff is nearly ONE YEAR OLD. That's one year's worth of intriguing, amazing, witty and sometimes just down right bizarre tales from museums. Help us celebrate in May by telling us EVEN M...
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21st-Century Learning Tools: Interactive Visual Dictionaries

21st-Century Learning Tools: Interactive Visual Dictionaries | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

"...explore the expanding genre of interactive multi-media visual dictionaries by looking at two very different options. The first by Merriam-Webster and QA International, the Visual Merriam-Webster; the second is Visuwords."


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i hope this works.  the network doesnt always play ball.

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Paz Barceló's comment, August 5, 2013 5:52 PM
Interesante!
Ajo Monzó's curator insight, August 6, 2013 7:45 AM

molt interessant

Loli Olmos's comment, August 30, 2013 8:31 AM
¿Y en castellano?
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Discover the Egyptians

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The Egyptian section of the National Museum Scotland has a wonderful set of interactive resources and games that bring this ancient culture to life... so beware of the mummies!
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/History


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pupils always love the egyptians.

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Nicole Balashov's curator insight, December 19, 2014 4:07 AM

The purpose of this website is to teach the history of ancient Egypt, and also to teach about customs, daily life and dressstyle of ancient egyptians by games, what makes the process af studing very fun.

(The game "Egyptions tomb adventure" pretty cool!)

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History in the News

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Carla Saunders's curator insight, February 7, 2013 3:13 AM

Lots of sources here - Active History does it again http://www.activehistory.co.uk/

Clare Treloar's curator insight, February 15, 2013 6:10 AM

Sources recommended

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AppShed

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This is a superb site for creating mobile browser apps online. The builder is quick and easy to use with lots of functions to include. You can continue to update and tweak your app. It's a great way for your class to begin making apps before they move on to full coding.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools


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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 6:55 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 12:06 PM

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 9:34 AM
sadly doesnt work with ie which we have to use in school
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10 Ways to Use Lucidchart Online Graphic Organizers in the Classroom

10 Ways to Use Lucidchart Online Graphic Organizers in the Classroom | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

"Lucidchart is the best free learning tool you’ve never heard of.  It’s an online diagramming tool that’s easy to use and supported by a for-profit company, so you don’t have to worry about us disappearing once you’ve built your lesson plans around us.

Not sure how to use a diagramming program in your classroom?  Here are 10 ideas from teachers and professors who are already using Lucidchart."


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i hope i can get this working in my classroom and then using it -- sometimes things are blocked!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 18, 2013 9:23 PM

A great introduction to Lucidchart, a robust online graphic organizer that is free for educators (and their students) and allows students to collaborate on projects. A few of the ideas suggested in the post are below:

* Use Lucidchart as an alternative to Think, Pair, Share

* Brainstorm with  mindmaps (and have students collaborate, having each choose a different color if you want to follow them individually)

* Real time feedback on assignments

Remember, this is a free tool and the post provides great directions on how to set up your account and request it be upgraded to educational!

davidconover's curator insight, January 26, 2013 10:41 AM

I look forward to using this tool in my classroom.

David Peal's curator insight, December 26, 2013 11:21 AM

Outstanding tool for making graphic organizers and concept maps, worth the $3 a month.

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Textivate

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This is a great site for creating all sorts of online cloze text of missing words and sentence ordering activities. It's great for sentence and grammar work, as well as using text about topics from across the curriculum. Register for free to create text activities to share and embed.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Cross+Curricular


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always on the lookout for literacy stuff

 

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Cathy Booth's curator insight, March 18, 2013 4:00 PM

This looks good for learning as you can paste any text into it and it willand it will provide you with output in a range of different formats - eg. as continuous letters that need separating into words, memory games, flash cards, hangman etc.

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, October 18, 2014 4:55 PM

Un grand nombre d'activités que l'on peut créer en ligne, mais également imprimer. Un outil à connaître pour les professeurs de langue.

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All About Explorers

All About Explorers | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

This is an interesting history site about explorers... except it isn't. If you look at the information it is wildly wrong and the site is designed to teach about fact checking and to show children that not all information on the Internet is trustworthy.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools

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Book launch: Literary history of the Low Countries, and celebration of 90 years of Dutch at UCL

Book launch: Literary history of the Low Countries, and celebration of 90 years of Dutch at UCL | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

Website of the Dutch Department at University College London (Book launch: Literary history of the Low Countries, and celebration of 90 years of Dutch at UCL http://t.co/8xzDrjwp...)...

because in another life i speak dutch.  maybe you'll get interested as well.

tot ziens.

 

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All Over the Map: 10 Ways to Teach About Geography

All Over the Map: 10 Ways to Teach About Geography | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
We have created 10 activities for teaching about geography using Times content, all related to the National Geography Standards.

 

This is a set of 10 activities that all use New York Times resources are all connected to the National Geography Standards and applicable to any social studies classroom.  It's great to see geography getting this publicity in the NY Times, but it's fantastic to have these easy-to-use ideas for the classroom that are rich in content.  

 

Tags: K12, Geography Education.


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