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13 Gotta-Have iPad Presentation Tools - Class Tech Tips

13 Gotta-Have iPad Presentation Tools - Class Tech Tips | Social studies | Scoop.it

"This list includes some of my favorite ways to use the iPad for student (and teacher) presentations.  Whether you decide to have students make their own Tellagamis or try using SlideShare for PowerPoint inspiration, these 13 tips will change the way you see iPads as a way to create and give presentations in your classroom."

 


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Lee Hall's curator insight, March 20, 2014 10:58 AM

These are good sites and perfect for students to use too.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, April 26, 2014 12:47 AM

Presentaciones con Pad. Herramientas.

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Top Ten Apps for Teaching Social Studies - Avatar Genereration

Top Ten Apps for Teaching Social Studies - Avatar Genereration | Social studies | Scoop.it
With the wide selection of educational apps available today, students’ learning need not be limited to school time and homework time.

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Interactives: War and Refugees

Interactives: War and Refugees | Social studies | Scoop.it

UNHCR has been attempting to count the world's refugees since it was created. If you want to find out which years resulted in the worst displacement, which were the biggest countries of origin and which were the biggest countries of asylum, use the interactive map.


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Emilie Kochert's curator insight, September 8, 2013 4:25 AM

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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, October 6, 2014 12:16 PM

unit 2

Emma Conde's curator insight, May 26, 2015 10:16 PM

Unit 2: Population and Migration

 

This article features an interactive map that displays the numbers of IDPs (internally displaced persons) made by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. You are able to look through the years and see the varying amounts of IDPs, as well as the countries that produced the most of them and which continue to.

 

This goes along with the human geography theme of refugees and IDPs, and this is a very helpful article in providing a simple way to see an overview of where and to what extent this most occurs. 

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Maps as a Common Core Reading Tool

Maps as a Common Core Reading Tool | Social studies | Scoop.it
"Did you know know that there are some excellent reading opportunities in Story Maps? This map serves as a table of contents for using Story Maps with Common Core Reading Standards.  Reinventing the wheel isn't necessary with so many great maps and data sources that will help us teaching reading, writing and thinking with engaging content and little effort."
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Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, August 12, 2013 7:40 PM

Common core ideas

 

Duke No Limit's curator insight, August 12, 2013 7:53 PM

wow very interesting

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 13, 2013 5:39 PM

Very important way of communication!

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Eyewitness video of 2011 Tsunami

"This video captures some amazing footage of the 2011 tsunami in Japan."

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Mary Rack's comment, August 17, 2013 10:28 AM
I kept wondering what happened to the people filming & watching in the next few hours. How long before they were rescued? Where did they go then? I wish there were a way to find out. Since we have the video maybe we can get some information about them.
Sally Egan's curator insight, August 19, 2013 6:46 PM

Wow... nothing yu read or study can inform like the real footage.

 

gina lockton's curator insight, August 27, 2013 6:01 AM

Biophysical Geography - check this out!

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6 Ways to Tell Your Story With Interactive Maps | NTEN

6 Ways to Tell Your Story With Interactive Maps | NTEN | Social studies | Scoop.it
If you're into interactive maps, it's a good time to be alive! Seems we've entered a golden era of interactive mapping, with no shortage of exciting ways to display geographically-specific data. In the last few years, we've seen ...
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Maps of Brazil – Interactive on Google Maps - Visiting Brazil | Local knowledge for global travellers.

Maps of Brazil – Interactive on Google Maps - Visiting Brazil | Local knowledge for global travellers. | Social studies | Scoop.it
Maps of Brazil - Interactive on Google Maps http://t.co/wjlfuB5kv5 #Maps
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Chris - iPad Apps | Wikispaces

Chris - iPad Apps | Wikispaces | Social studies | Scoop.it

"I'm working with a large pilot in Virginia to deploy iPads into Social Studies classrooms. The pilot is called Beyond Textbooks. Below is the current list of apps I'm recommending for students and teachers."


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Webinar: What Fun! Improve Literacy with 10 Comic Book Tools and Apps

Webinar: What Fun! Improve Literacy with 10 Comic Book Tools and Apps | Social studies | Scoop.it
Improving literacy is challenging when learners are not engaged with the material. Creating comics engages students and encourages them to explore vocabulary, summarize information, and contextualize what they learn in a creative way.

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vince tracy's curator insight, August 19, 2013 5:37 PM

worth a try..

Ionie Liburd Willett's curator insight, August 21, 2013 7:43 AM

Great ideas to use with male students who are struggling with reading. The practical, hands-on activities are sure to be a hit. Thank you for this post.

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Secondary Sources: What Are They? | Teachinghistory.org

Secondary Sources: What Are They? | Teachinghistory.org | Social studies | Scoop.it

What are secondary sources? Secondary sources are works of synthesis and interpretation based upon primary sources and the work of other authors. They may take a variety of forms. The authors of secondary sources develop their interpretations and narratives of events based on primary sources, that is, documents and other evidence created by participants or eyewitnesses.


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, May 8, 2013 12:21 PM

Thinking historically...

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Government Collections Provide Primary-Source Tools for Common Core

Government Collections Provide Primary-Source Tools for Common Core | Social studies | Scoop.it
Government Collections Provide Primary-Source Tools for Common Core Education Week News With the Common Core State Standards putting greater emphasis on the close analyses of informational texts across subject areas, primary-source documents such...

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Under His Hat: Discovering Lincoln's Story from Primary Sources

Under His Hat: Discovering Lincoln's Story from Primary Sources | Social studies | Scoop.it

"Under His Hat is the home of the Lincoln Collection Digitization Project, a thematic online-education resource about the United States' 16th President, Abraham Lincoln...[The site] uses primary source materials from the more than 52,000 Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln-era artifacts and documents known as the Lincoln Collection. These primary source materials are presented in thematic groupings to bring Lincoln's history to life for a global audience."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 8, 2013 11:02 PM

If your class will be studying Abraham Lincoln check out this great resource that provides primary source materials using the themes listed below.

* Paying the Price

* Mr. Lincoln's Desk

* Lincoln and the Frontier

* Lincoln and the War Part 1

* Lincoln and the War Part 2

* Iconic Lincoln

* Lincoln the Politician

* Personal Lincoln

The resources include hands-on activities, critical thinking activities, references and more. Each item has a Suggested Classroom Activities page that may be downloades and some of the items include a video presentation and/or a podcast. 

 

Michele Alvarez's curator insight, June 10, 2013 3:22 PM

This will be a great resource to go with "Chasing Lincoln's Killer" by James L. Swanson and the ELA6 CCSS :) Thanks for sharing!

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Jobs Data for Latin America & Caribbean: World Bank

shows comprehensive statistics on global unemployment and its allied issues (Visualize and download data on employment.
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50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014

50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014 | Social studies | Scoop.it

50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: Updated For 2014

by Sara Briggs


"The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks. Moreover, the title educator embodies many forms within these talks.


So it’s precisely for this reason that any educator benefits from so many of these talks. Each speaker reveals his or her passion of a view or a subject with the enthusiasm of a first-year teacher."


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Claudine Revol's curator insight, April 28, 2014 5:00 AM

The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks. Moreover, the title educator embodies many forms within these talks.

So it’s precisely for this reason that any educator benefits from so many of these talks. Each speaker reveals his or her passion of a view or a subject with the enthusiasm of a first-year teacher.

Using TED Talks to convey an important message or spark creativity might be more effective in teaching students than an individual agenda or preconceived notion of what should be said. Furthermore, TED Talks challenges educators everywhere to think differently and encourage the same in their students.

These are the best TED Talks for any educator because they make us laugh, warm our hearts, break down barriers, and always inspire us to dig a little deeper and push a little harder, challenging your educator perspective.

 
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 3, 2014 2:12 PM

By Sara Briggs

Using TED Talks to convey an important message or spark creativity might be more effective in teaching students than an individual agenda or preconceived notion of what should be said. Furthermore, TED Talks challenges educators everywhere to think differently and encourage the same in their students.

These are the best TED Talks for any educator because they make us laugh, warm our hearts, break down barriers, and always inspire us to dig a little deeper and push a little harder, challenging your educator perspective.

50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: Updated For 2014

Jen Judge's curator insight, July 21, 2014 3:42 PM

Check out the video 48. Let’s Raise Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

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The Top Ten Places to Visit in South America

The Top Ten Places to Visit in South America | Social studies | Scoop.it
South America is a land of natural exotic beauty that will leave you speechless, a land of mystery and great historic importance. If you make a trip to the southern hemisphere, be sure to include these precious gems.

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Lora Tortolani's curator insight, February 12, 2015 6:40 PM

I can't wait to travel the world!

Edgar Manasseh Jr.'s curator insight, February 14, 2015 7:45 PM

South America is the best place to go and visit. Geographical stature is beyond amazing. I hopefully will go there one day for a honeymoon or something and avoid this horrid northern weather.  I have some friends from ecuador and she tells me that some areas in south america whether it be brazil, peru or any other location and there are areas that would leave you with your mouth open. Alot of beautiful landscapes, and alot of endangered species

Lora Tortolani's curator insight, February 19, 2015 9:17 PM

I love to travel and I'm a huge fan of mountains.  Tierra del Fuego here I come. 

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Population Density

Population Density | Social studies | Scoop.it

"[This map's] an unabashedly generalized interactive population density map inspired/stolen from a map by William Bunge entitled Islands of Mankind that I came across on John Krygier‘s blog. I thought Bunge’s map was a novel way to look at population density, and I’ve tried to stay close to the spirit of the original."


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Katelyn Sesny's curator insight, October 31, 2014 12:22 PM

While most articles talk about population growth, this article provides factual and visual evidence to show population density. -UNIT 2

michelle sutherland's curator insight, January 28, 2015 8:28 PM

love the map

Daniel Lindahl's curator insight, March 21, 2015 11:50 PM

This is an interactive map that shows which parts of the world are most densely populated. It becomes very apparent to the viewer that the world is not evenly distributed at all. Places like China and India have a far higher population density than places like Russia. 

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This Pulsing Earth

This Pulsing Earth | Social studies | Scoop.it
Spring comes, then summer, fall and winter and if you are off the planet with a camera looking down at Earth, the seasons seem like breaths. Speed up the imagery, and the planet seems to pulse, like a living thing.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 15, 2013 11:00 AM

I'm sorry that this site cannot display the animated GIF version, but just follow the link to see how the seasonal rthymns of the climate and biomass pulsate (at a much slower rate than our bodies, but still a system with it's ebbs and flows).  


Tags: physical, remote sensing, geospatial, biogeography, weather and climate, Arctic.

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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

Welcome to 'Geography Education' | Social studies | 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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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, 1:04 AM

Amazing resources about places and topics in Geography

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New Census Bureau Interactive Map Shows Languages Spoken in ...

New Census Bureau Interactive Map Shows Languages Spoken in ... | Social studies | Scoop.it
The U.S. Census Bureau today released an interactive, online map pinpointing the wide array of languages spoken in homes across the nation, along with a detailed report on rates of English proficiency and the growing ...
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The History 2.0 Classroom

The History 2.0 Classroom | Social studies | Scoop.it

This is Greg Kulowiec's website.  He's a social studies teacher in Mass.  He is also an awesome contributor to #sschat on twitter.  He does tons of PD work especially about using iPads (meanginfully!) in the social studies classroom.

 

He has lots about using GoogleDocs and using GoogleApps in the classroom as well.


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Nick Urban's curator insight, July 16, 2015 2:51 PM

Adding to our digital community, this article provides multiple resources to create a digital classroom using multiple 2.0 technology resources. It provides not only ways to digitize your classroom for the teacher, but also technologies for students to incorporate in their learning. Greg provides a great resource that should be a read for all technology based teachers or teachers looking to begin that transition.

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The World Religions Tree

The World Religions Tree | Social studies | Scoop.it

Dynamic infographic on world religions (don't be intimidated by the page being in Russian... The graphic is not).


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Abby Laybourn's curator insight, December 10, 2014 1:25 PM

Although this was kind of hard to read it was interesting to see how different religions are related and where they stem from. 

Marita Viitanen's curator insight, January 31, 2015 6:48 PM

Tämä puu jotakuinkin hämmentää...

Emma Conde's curator insight, May 26, 2015 9:16 PM

Unit 1 Geography: Its nature and perspectives

Although the article relating to this diagram is in Russian, the diagram is not, and I found it to be a very interesting visual to not only show world religions developing on a time scale, but also because it does a very good job of showing just how many little divisions of each religion they are, and how they are all intertwined. Zooming in on the diagram, you are able to see each divide, each new branch, and each date for hundreds of sets of information.

 

This illustrates the theme of identification of major world religions because it simply shows the mass amounts of tiny divisions that occur in the major world religions in a simple format. This is very helpful because this would be pages of writing if you tried to write it all out. 

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Start-of-the-Year Videos

Start-of-the-Year Videos | Social studies | Scoop.it

"This is a compilation of videos that can be used to at the beginning of the school year to show the importance of geography, spatial thinking and geo-literacy."


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Jaiden VerSteeg's comment, August 29, 2013 11:41 PM
I watched video #1 and I thought it was very interesting. It was a great way to show what we are going to be learning about. I am really looking forward to learning about it.
Alexandria Goodyk's comment, August 29, 2013 11:59 PM
I watched video #3 and it's crazy how one video can give us so much information. I am so excited to learn new things this year and get educated with all of this stuff.
Richard Miles's curator insight, September 5, 2013 7:29 PM

Great little starters to get the students engaged with Geography!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Browse for Primary Sources on the World Digital Library Map

Free Technology for Teachers: Browse for Primary Sources on the World Digital Library Map | Social studies | Scoop.it

hosts nearly 5,000 primary documents and images from collections around the world. Sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the mission of the World Digital Library is to promote the study and understanding of cultures.


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Getting Kids Engaged with Primary Sources | Cool Tools by Richard Byrne | The Digital Shift

Getting Kids Engaged with Primary Sources | Cool Tools by Richard Byrne | The Digital Shift | Social studies | Scoop.it

"I vividly remember being disappointed during my first year of teaching: my students weren’t nearly as excited about primary source documents as I was. Primary source documents, as you know, offer readers a unique, real-world perspective, and I thought my kids would love delving into them. I soon learned that my disappointing results weren’t due to the documents that I’d selected, but rather how I was having students use them. That first year, they weren’t doing anything but reading them. Today, Web-based tools enable students to discover more primary sources than ever before and engage them in dynamic ways. The following items are some of my favorites."


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 23, 2013 2:46 PM

using primary scources in the correct way is extreemly important. Thanks for the links to some useful sites.

Casey Hugh McNealy's curator insight, July 9, 2013 3:47 PM

This site provides links to useful websites along with analysis guides and quizzes for analyzing primary sources.

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The DocsTeach App for iPad - National Archives

The DocsTeach App for iPad - National Archives | Social studies | Scoop.it

"The DocsTeach App extends learning activities from the DocsTeach website to your students’ iPads.

 

Using the app, they can choose a topic, such as “Civics & Government” or “Postwar U.S. 1945–early 1970s,” and challenge themselves with a DocsTeach activity, interacting with stories, events, and ideas of the past. The activities are all based on primary source documents from the holdings of the National Archives, such as the U.S. Constitution, the canceled check for the purchase of Alaska, and Thomas Edison’s patent drawing for the light bulb.'


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