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Old Maps Online -Historic Maps

Old Maps Online -Historic Maps | technologies | Scoop.it
The easy-to-use getaway to historical maps in libraries around the world.
John Dalziel's insight:
Looking for old maps, perhaps for a local history course/workshop? Maps that learners' could use for a local history comparison activity - comparing their current vision of where they live with what it looked like in the past?
This is one on-line resource worth a closer look; a map that users can browse and search to... 
  - find historical maps to view on-line, 
  - download, and 
  - print. 
Users can search Old Maps Online by entering a location or they can just pan and zoom around the world to find historical maps. 
It's well worth taking a look at Richard Byrne's Vido, demonstrating how to use Old Maps Online at https://www.youtube.com/embed/SdgSi6P1-Ug ;
So many maps to explore on the web and... 
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Historical Texts - digitised European medical publications from the nineteenth century

Historical Texts - digitised European medical publications from the nineteenth century | technologies | Scoop.it
Ten UK partner libraries have selected and digitised books and other content for the Medical Heritage Library project.
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Jisc have worked with the Wellcome Library to make 66,000+ 19th century texts relating to the history of medicine freely available to everyone. Practitioners and/or learners can now access all the digitised content from this Historical Texts portal
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 PAT - free, open source, portable atlas

 PAT - free, open source, portable atlas | technologies | Scoop.it
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PAT is an excellent resource for geography and history teachers in need of some free, printable maps to use in their learning environments. The collection includes maps of every country in the world. The collection also includes maps of... U.S. states, Canadian provinces, Australian states, and regional maps. Practitioners, and/or learners, can download any and all of these detailed maps for free.
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HSTRY - Create free interactive timelines

HSTRY - Create free interactive timelines | technologies | Scoop.it
Create free interactive timelines. HSTRY is a free digital learning tool which promotes collaboration and engagement in the classroom.
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HSTRY is a web tool for creating multimedia timelines. The process is very simple and easy...
► Sign up either as a teacher or a student,
► choose the timeline you want to work on and
► start adding events.
Users can add...
► images,
► videos, and
► audio.
Practitioners are able to create a 'classroom' and invite learners to join it.
Within this virtual classroom, they will be able to...
► share timelines with their learners and
► view the timelines their learners create.

They can also make their timelines interactive by adding questions for learners to answer.

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British Museum - Google Cultural Institute

British Museum - Google Cultural Institute | technologies | Scoop.it
The British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. Over 6 million visitors every year experience the collection, including world-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies.

Discover our interactive experience The Museum of the World
John Dalziel's insight:

This is just part of the Google Cultural Institute.
The British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture.
It's the largest indoor space, to date, captured by Google's Street View Cameras, covering the 85 galleries and 4,500 exhibits.
Over 6 million visitors every year experience the collection, including world-famous objects such as the Elgin Marbles, the Sutton Hoo Helmet, Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies.
visitors can also create their own virtual galleries by saving favourite items - just click the + sign on the page of any exhibit.

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Digital Vaults - USA National Archives Experience

Digital Vaults - USA National Archives Experience | technologies | Scoop.it
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The Digital Vaults is a project of United States’ National Archives and Records Administration and provides a vast portal to historical digital artefacts recording both major and minor events.
Practitioners and/or learners can browse the digital records for educational fun and/or browse seriously for research.
The Pathway Challenge is worth visiting if visitors fancy themselves as a historical detectives.
Learners could use the Digital Vaults to create a History Poster or create a Movie with any assets they collect from the "Digital Vault".

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Stock Footage : Free Movies : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

Stock Footage : Free Movies : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive | technologies | Scoop.it
A collection of stock footage clips submitted by Internet Archive users. These clips are designed to be used in other videos. All clips in this collection must have one of the following Creative Commons Licenses: Public Domain Attribution (by) Attribution Share Alike (by-sa) Attribution...
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Archive.org offers stock footage of notable events in history as well as more mundane visuals, and all are absolutely free.

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Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz-Birkenau | technologies | Scoop.it
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This website, for the museum and memorial, has been redesigned to include...
   - explanations of what can be visited;
   - the history of the site and
   - the horrifying acts that happened there.
There are also...
   - reports and
   - videos
...highlighting the camp's liberation, including...
   - interactive exhibits and
   - photography.
A resource for many educational courses.

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Tech Video Timeline | ITN Source

Tech Video Timeline | ITN Source | technologies | Scoop.it
From the Wright Brothers and the Atomic Bomb to the Apple iPad and the Internet; the world has seen some of the most incredible advances in science and technology in the last century. Check out our fascinating interactive video timeline, showcasing a celebration in how technology has changed our lives!
John Dalziel's insight:

ITN is a UK television news service which has been around for decades covering all the major technology news events as they happened.
Now they have assembled these news reports into one easy timeline which you can view by moving the slider along to the year you want to see.
Note: video clip start automatically.

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Photogrammar

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An archive of 170,000 Photographs, Documenting the "Great Depression", has been launched by Yale.
The Farm Security Administration—Office of War Information (FSA-OWI) hired photographers, during the Great Depression, to travel across America to document the poverty that gripped the nation, hoping to build support for New Deal programs being championed by F.D.R.’s administration.
Now Yale University has launched Photogrammar, a sophisticated web-based platform for...
   -  organizing,
   -  searching (by photographer), and
   -  visualizing
...these 170,000 historic photographs.
Photogrammar also offers a handy interactive map that lets users gather geographical information about 90,000 of the photographs in the collection.

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Teaching U.S. History

Teaching U.S. History | technologies | Scoop.it
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The Centre for History and New Media (CHNM) has created the Teaching History website with the goal of making U.S....
   - history content,
   - teaching strategies,
   - resources, and
   - research
...accessible to History Practitioners, to support the teaching of U.S. History education within Learning Environments.

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Go Social Studies Go

Go Social Studies Go | technologies | Scoop.it

Go Social Studies Go is a free site dedicated to making the study of history fun and painless.

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Go Social Studies Go could be an excellent resource for some practitioners and their learners.
The site is divided into three main sections;

   - U.S. History,

   - World History, and

   - World Religions
Learners can access text, comparable with many existing textbooks, along with multimedia elements for the topics they're reading about.
For some learners, Go Social Studies Go can offer a nice refresher on many topics pre-face-2-face sessions and/or when revising.

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How to make social studies fun

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Ways to make social studies fun and interesting.  

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DocsTeach

DocsTeach | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

Finding Primary sources (those were first-hand created in a given period of time and never undergone any kind of editing or distortion) often isn't easy
Docs Teach, from The National Archive, allows practitioners to create primary source activities for their learners.
It provides seven activity-creation tools that can help learners to develop historical thinking skills and gets them thinking like historians.
With these 7 tools to choose from, practitioners can find and insert primary sources and customize an activity to meet the needs of their learners.
To find primary source documents practitioners can use the search functionality on the right hand side.

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DailyArt - Daily dose of art on your phone

DailyArt - Daily dose of art on your phone | technologies | Scoop.it
DailyArt is a free iPhone, iPad and Android app that every day,
via push notification delivers you one piece of fine art.
But it’s not all - with one masterpiece a day you receive a short info,
a little tittle-tattle about the painting, the artist or the epoque when it was produced.
The content was prepared by the specialists so it assures the great selection of works.
Everything is written in a light and pleasant way - because art is for everyone, not only for art historians.
Thanks to DailyArt you’ll finally impress your girlfriend or
find yourself in the conversation with your posh friends and like going to museums and galleries.
John Dalziel's insight:
Whether you are an art fan already or simply want to know a bit more about the world’s greatest paintings, this app is a perfect way to add to your knowledge of art history. 
Each day, the app provides you with a new masterpiece and tells you all about its creation and the artist behind it. 
Ideal for Art Practitioners and/or their learners... 
Available on iOS and Android 
DailyArt PRO is also available (£3.99 at time of posting) 
Note: 1: Users can scroll back to very past posts. 
2: being able to zoom in on the pictures is invaluable. I Love it!
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Computer History Museum - computing, AI, robotics, networking and more

Computer History Museum - computing, AI, robotics, networking and more | technologies | Scoop.it
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If you’re interested in the history of... 
► computing, 
► AI, 
► robotics, 
► networking, 
...and more, then you need to visit this website.
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Google Arts & Culture - a virtual museum

Google Arts & Culture - a virtual museum | technologies | Scoop.it
The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.
John Dalziel's insight:
The Google Arts & Culture website and app, by the Google Cultural Institute, lets visitors explore "anything from cats in art since 200 BC to the colour red in Abstract Expressionism, and everything in between". The tools will help visitors discover works and artefacts, allowing them to immerse themselves in cultural experiences across... 
● art, 
● history and 
● wonders of the world 
...from more than a thousand museums across 70 countries: 
● Search for anything, from hats to all things gold 
● Scroll through art by time
● Browse by colour 
● Find a new fascinating story to discover every day 
Some of you may want to see some of the artworks in real life too—and the Google Arts & Culture app is there to help. 
Click “Visit” on a museum’s page to get opening times, find out what’s on that day and navigate there in one click. 
There’s much to learn about our shared cultural heritage. Download the app for iOS and Android to unlock a world of experiences.
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360° Aerial Panorama, 3D Virtual Tours Around the World, Photos of the Most Interesting Places on the Earth

360° Aerial Panorama, 3D Virtual Tours Around the World, Photos of the Most Interesting Places on the Earth | technologies | Scoop.it
AirPano is a not-for-profit project focused on high-resolution virtual tours from a bird’s eye view. Being the largest resource for 360° aerial panoramas in the world – by geographical coverage, number of aerial photographs, and artistic and technical quality of the images, AirPano has already photographed over 300 most interesting locations on our planet. There are more than 3000 spherical panoramas on our website at the moment.
John Dalziel's insight:

The free website airpano.com contains hundreds of beautiful 3 dimensional virtual tours of beautiful locations all over the world.
The airpano website interacts with a tablet and the gyroscope built into the tablet to enable users to move around and visit these places, virtually.
As users pan theirr device around, so the image moves with them, in stunning high definition.
There are AirPano apps, not free, available both for Android and iOS which users can download from the respective App stores.
Unlike conventional photographs, spherical 360° photo panoramas allow users to rotate an image, change the field of view, and zoom in on a particular detail.

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SHOW ME - browse Games, Events, Exhibitions & More

SHOW ME - browse Games, Events, Exhibitions & More | technologies | Scoop.it
Browse all of Show Me's featured games, collections, videos, stories, homework help and family days out information from museums, galleries and archives.
John Dalziel's insight:

The UK creators of "Show Me" know that browsing through all museum galleries and archives can take a few lifetimes. The site is a shortcut through the historical bylanes and the dusty corners, providing...
     ● games,
     ● videos,
     ● stories, and
     ● course assignment support.
Visitors to the website, can sort through the collections by topic or tag and find out where they are being displayed.
Show Me is an educational tool for both practitioners and learners. The short descriptions provided can spark more searches, or encourage visitors to visit the exhibitions if they are nearby.

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Histography - Timeline of History

Histography - Timeline of History | technologies | Scoop.it
Histography is an interactive timeline that spans across 14 billion years of history, from the Big Bang to 2015
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Histography provides sounds, animations, and visuals on an interactive timeline that spans across 14 billion years of history, from the Big Bang to 2015.
The historical information comes from Wikipedia, and the timeline self-updates as new events are recorded.
Users can...
     ● move their mouse across the timeline to speed through history.

     ● focus on one historical event to know more about it and/or
     ● use the categories on the left bar to dive into related events
The timeline helps users understand the cascading impact of related events on the world.

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NatGeo Mapmaker Interactive

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National Geographic's Map Maker Interactive offers seven base maps on which learners can create custom map displays.
After choosing a base map learners can then choose layers to add on top of the map.
Map Maker Interactive provides a drawing tool and marker icons that can be added to any of the maps.
Learners can also measure distances on Mapmaker Interactive by selecting the polygon drawing tool on the left side of the map.
As learners draw lines the distances appear on the map.
NOTE: National Geographic's Map Maker Interactive maps cannot be embedded into other sites. But they can can be downloaded, printed, and/or learners can share links to them.

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SymbolWorld

SymbolWorld | technologies | Scoop.it
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SymbolWorld is a website created by Widgit Software specifically for symbol users.

It has material for all ages and includes...

   - news,

   - personal contributions,

   - stories and

   - learning materials.
SymbolWorld is designed to be easy to navigate, with the option to personalise the layout and colours to suit any reader’s needs.

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Whats on the menu?

Whats on the menu? | technologies | Scoop.it
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The New York Public Library hosts an Archive of 17,000 menus.
A collection that could be a boon to researchers, as well as curious gourmands, foodies, and others.
It is also a resource that could be of use to design, catering, history and many other courses.
Be warned, it could make you feel very hungry and/or put you off food, depending on which menus you look at.

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Histropedia - The Timeline of Everything

Histropedia - The Timeline of Everything | technologies | Scoop.it
Discover a new way to visualise Wikipedia.
Choose from over 1.5 million events to create and share timelines in minutes.
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Histropedia is an interactive to that grabs content from wikipedia and presents it as a combination of...
   - timelines,
   - maps and
   - trends.
This enables "visual learners" to explore historical events visually rather than wading through information.
It's a good idea to click the "Featured Timelines" to get an idea of Histropedias potential.
Double clicking any panel lets users switch between content on Wikipedia and other sites like, for example, YouTube.

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Smarty Pins: Trivia & Google Maps

Smarty Pins: Trivia & Google Maps | technologies | Scoop.it
Smarty Pins is a Google Maps based geography and trivia game.
John Dalziel's insight:

Google has released this new game called Smarty Pins which uses Google Maps for its layout.
It's a game that tests players geography and trivia skills. It could be ideal for use with learners.
Players in Smarty Pins are asked a wide variety of geography-based questions to which they have to provide answers by dragging and dropping a pin in Maps. 
Scores are converted into miles and players are given 1000 miles at the start of the play .
With each incorrect answer a number of miles are subtracted from the players' score.
The trick is to answer questions as quickly as possible before the number of miles reaches zero.
First select a category. The categories available are...
   - Arts and Culture,
   - Science and Geography,
   - Sports and Games,
   - Entertainment,
   - History and Current Event.
Players will then be provided with a question.
If they find the question too hard to answer they can get help by using the "take a hint" button.
To answer the question players need to drop the pin on the correct location.
The final score you reach can be shared with others using social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

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World War One: BBC

World War One: BBC | technologies | Scoop.it
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A new, (March 2014) website from the BBC that uses audio, video and photographs to capture what life was like in Britain during the conflict.
230+ stories, with 100+ to be added later this year.

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