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China's Sustainable Cave Hotel Under Construction

China's Sustainable Cave Hotel Under Construction | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

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
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Britain from Above

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This is a superb history resource with over 25,000 aerial photos of Britain from 1919-1953. See a bird's eye view of how the landscape used to look.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/History


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Blubbr

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Create video based quizzes with this useful site and share them online with your class. Search for YouTube videos within the site and crop the section you what to use. Then enter your questions and multiple correct & wrong choices to build the quiz.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools


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rvl.io

rvl.io | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

Rvl offers an interesting twist on the online presenter genre... literally. The presentation can roll in many directions like a virtual cube allowing multi-track presentations. The site uses html5, so it works on most computers and devices. Editing is simple and you can share or embed your creations easily.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools

 

 


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, May 11, 2013 8:01 PM

Present online in multi directions.

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Imagine a World Without Hate (Official Video)

Join ADL in our Centennial Year as we Imagine a World Without Hate™, one where the hate crimes against Martin Luther King, Anne Frank, Matthew Shepard and ot...

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might work for my lower ability y8 class who dont get ethics, morals and choices.

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Carla Saunders's curator insight, March 22, 2013 7:45 PM

Again via Larry Ferlazzo . "What if..." History .

 

I'm thinking..brief outline not fleshed out...

What if.....students created their own "What if videos" connecting key content  to key skills and show impact of past on the present ? What happened ,Who was involved and Why , Evaluate Impact , how would things be different ? Personal connection - #assessment  idea #pbl ?

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Watch Justin Timberlake And Jimmy Fallon Perform 'History Of Rap ...

Watch Justin Timberlake And Jimmy Fallon Perform 'History Of Rap ... | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon cover over 20 tracks in the History Of Rap, Part 4.
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a bit of fun.

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Comic book history the fun way

Comic book history the fun way | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
Our comics expert reviews a comic book on the history of comic books (RT @rapplerdotcom: Comic book history the fun way http://t.co/pZ9LT01Iks Our comics expert reviews a comic book on the history...
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I am trying to convince my colleagues of how useful this is.

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Literacy Corner

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Carla Saunders's curator insight, March 17, 2013 3:25 AM

A great resource from the Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies - check out the Strategies & Thinking tools. " bucketing" great for Source analysis

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James Bond Travel Map

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Where in the world has 007 been in his 30 movies? 


If that's a question you've always wanted to know, then this set of maps was made just for you.


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Tony Hall's curator insight, March 3, 2013 6:56 PM

James Bond is cool!

Ann-Laure Liéval's curator insight, March 6, 2013 2:41 PM

Mondialisation...

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Global Advertising Specialties Impressions Study V. 3 | Writing Instruments

Global Advertising Specialties Impressions Study V. 3 | Writing Instruments | ks3humanities | Scoop.it
Writing Instruments - Get demographic breakdowns by geography, gender, race, age, income and political affiliation for promotional writing instruments in this detailed infographic.
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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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Bouncy Balls

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Want a new way of keeping your class quiet? Tell them not to make the balls bounce with this great resource.

 

 


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Padlet

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Post videos, text, images or more to a public or private online wall. It's simple to use and can be used to post homework, collect resources or create projects. You can give your pupils usernames and passwords to edit the wall. Then embed the wall on your website.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools


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is this wallwisher under new ownership?

Looks interesting though.

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Lessons from Africa

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This is a wonderful site which has a large set of lesson ideas that will bring Africa into your school. The activities range from KS1-4 and are spread across the curriculum.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/PSHE%2C+RE%2C+Citizenship%2C+Geography+%26+Environmental


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Visualead

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This site makes it easy to create images merged with QR codes. It's great for creating stylish interactive logos or add QR links or info to photos. Just choose an image, enter the QR code details, drag into place and download the result.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools


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Graffiti: Padlet, now doing Take-outs!

Graffiti: Padlet, now doing Take-outs! | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

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Carla Saunders's curator insight, March 22, 2013 8:13 PM

Now opens up awesme opportunity  for assessment choice and learning tool.

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The Poverty Line

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The Poverty Line is a project examining what it means to be poor in different countries. (RT @MrGeographer: The Poverty Line - explore what it means to be poor around the world.
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Tip of the Week: Text messages from the past

Tip of the Week: Text messages from the past | ks3humanities | Scoop.it

A couple of weeks ago, while catching up on a massive backlog of RSS feeds, I ran across a handy tool that seems perfect for helping you integrate Common Core ELA stuff into your instruction. Creat...


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The Story of Exploration

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This video is taken from Dara O Briain’s Science Club series from the BBC. The story of exploration - navigating , instruments , space


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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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