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5 under-appreciated Google tools for teaching Social Studies

5 under-appreciated Google tools for teaching Social Studies | NOLA Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Is there a better way to start the week than by spending all day talking and learning about more effective ways to do social studies? You're right. There isn't. I had the sweet chance to spend yest...
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This Is Your Go-To Graphic To Help Understand The Enormity Of D-Day

This Is Your Go-To Graphic To Help Understand The Enormity Of D-Day | NOLA Ed Tech | Scoop.it
D-Day is such a huge event in world history that we often only see fragments of it at any given time. This awesome graphic give us an overall idea of just how much manpower and hardware were involved in the operation.
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Wow! Thank you, BBC!
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Design a "Breaking News!" Screenshot

Design a "Breaking News!" Screenshot | NOLA Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In order to get students thinking about the essence of a topic, ask them to produce a "Breaking News!" screenshot using the ClassTools Breaking News Generator. Students will have to reflect on the ...
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Note: Images cannot be as large as what an iPad takes. Otherwise, a great tool!
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Timeline Creation Tools Compared - Chart

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Timeline Creation Tools Compared - Chart | NOLA Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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This Google Doc has some great ideas.

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50 Great American Documents

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Compiled by an American university, this free iBook is an incredible asset to the Social Studies classroom.

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101 Great Sites for Social Studies Class

101 Great Sites for Social Studies Class | NOLA Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A list of the best free online for teachers of government, history, economics, psychology and other social studies disciplines.

Via Amy Burns
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Organized by subject area, a GREAT resource for the Social Studies teacher.

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Learning Never Stops: 10 Fantastic mapping websites!

Learning Never Stops: 10 Fantastic mapping websites! | NOLA Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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What an amazing list for the Social Studies classroom!

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Mission Map Quest - Create Your Own Geography Games

Mission Map Quest - Create Your Own Geography Games | NOLA Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Haven't tried it yet, but Richard Byrne is usually right on target.

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Recite

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Create quotation posters.

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For Literature, Religion, History, Science classes, this is a cool way to get talk started.

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550,000 Historical Videos Newly Uploaded To YouTube

550,000 Historical Videos Newly Uploaded To YouTube | NOLA Ed Tech | Scoop.it
YouTube’s Historical Footage Expands, Both Serious and Silly is the headline of a New York Times story about the Associated Press and British Movietone uploading all their historical newsreels to Y...
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Free Online Mindmapping Tool

Free Online Mindmapping Tool | NOLA Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Mindmaps is an HTML5 based mind mapping app. It lets you create neat looking mind maps in the browser.


Via Nik Peachey
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Though I have been told this works on the iPad, my attempts have been for naught.
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Ricard Lloria's curator insight, August 2, 2015 5:29 AM

This looks like a useful free HTML 5 mindmapping tool. Works well on  the iPad.

Iva Golec's curator insight, August 3, 2015 9:36 AM

This looks like a useful free HTML 5 mindmapping tool. Works well on  the iPad.

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, August 4, 2015 5:44 AM

This looks like a useful free HTML 5 mindmapping tool. Works well on  the iPad.

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Help Students Close-Read Iconic News Images

Help Students Close-Read Iconic News Images | NOLA Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Each day news images flood print & digital media. Why do some become iconic? Media literacy expert Frank Baker suggests ways students can explore this question.
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Miguel García's curator insight, May 30, 2015 8:34 AM
Help Students Close-Read Iconic News Images 
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33 maps that will show you the world in new ways

33 maps that will show you the world in new ways | NOLA Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Which areas will be the worst off if the sea levels rise? Which American lake is the home to a mythical eel pig? Check out these maps to find out.
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History, Science, and a little bit of everything else. 

 

But, be forewarned: there is a map on marijuana usage.

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How To Use YouTube In Your History Class

How To Use YouTube In Your History Class | NOLA Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Can you imagine the level of first-hand knowledge today’s students would have if their classrooms came equipped with time machines? Well, believe it or not, they do. Teachers can turn to YouTube to create a virtual time machine. Thanks to uploads of old footage, documentaries and reenactments, YouTube offers a plethora of opportunities to experience …
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Getting started with Wolfram Alpha

Getting started with Wolfram Alpha | NOLA Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Wolfram Alpha is a search engine for statistics and facts.  It is linked to
thousands of databases and is an excellent tool for analyzing and comparing
data and statistics on virtually any field of interest...
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45 Social Studies Activities

45 Social Studies Activities | NOLA Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Oh say can you see ... some of the best lesson planning resources for exploring culture, history, and society.
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Two Handy Web Tools to Create and Draw on Maps

Two Handy Web Tools to Create and Draw on Maps | NOLA Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Cool!  I'm gonna use these!

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