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10 Coolest International Borders — Infographic

10 Coolest International Borders

International borders can be quite interesting.  Some are defined by natural formations like rivers and mountain ranges, while others have been set by latitude or longitude.  This variety makes some of these borders rather unique and today’s infographic highlights ten of these.  No matter where you go and how you cross though, make sure you have all your identification handy. [VIA]

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Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Infographics

 

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Video of the Day – 4/9/13 (Whose Air Do We Share?)

Daily Video — “Whose Air Do We Share?

Today’s video from PBS tries to answer the question of whether or not we share the same air that has been in the atmosphere since we got our atmosphere.  This question is usually raised in the context of pollution and climate change, but a slightly different take on the question mixed with a little science and a little math shows that we share the air in more then one way.

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Posted by on April 9, 2013 in Daily Video

 

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Famous Monuments – Infographic

The Stories Behind Famous Monuments

They are instantly recognizable and millions go to see them every year (with one exception) but do we really know the stories behind these modern (and ancient) wonders of the world?  Today’s infographic helps to share a little of each monument’s story.

The Stories Behind Famous Monuments

 

 
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Posted by on April 9, 2013 in Infographics

 

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The World as 100 People – Infographic

The World As 100 People

For most of us, it’s almost impossible to wrap our minds around and comprehend numbers in the billions, millions, and even hundreds of thousands.   The number 100 is much easier for us to grasp, however.  Today’s infographic takes the population of the world and reduces it from about 7 billion to 100.  Keeping the proportions identical, see how many people out of this 100 are of a certain religion, speak a certain language, have clean drinking water, and whether or not the split between male and females in the world is close to 50-50. [VIA]

 
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Posted by on March 26, 2013 in Infographics

 

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Video of the Day – 3/25/13 (What Are Continents?)

Daily Video — “What Are Continents?”

Today an amusing, tongue-in-cheek look at the loose definition of the geographical term continent and how, by applying different interpretations of this definition, the umber of continents in the world can very greatly.

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Posted by on March 25, 2013 in Daily Video

 

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Photo of the Day – 3/25/13 (Himeji Castle, Hyogo, Japan)

Daily Photo — “Himeji Castle, Hyogo, Japan”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis

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Posted by on March 25, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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myHistro — Interactive Timelines & Maps

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MyHistro

I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting presentation and storytelling tools, and myHistro definitely fits the bill for today!  With myHistro, you are able to create interactive timelines of any event in history, both major events and personal!

Create myHistro stories that integrate text, photos, video, and Google Maps to take students on a journey through the actual events of history on a virtual fieldtrip through the places that influenced the events.  These presentations can be left to play on their own or can be manipulated by the viewer as well.  If you don’t have the inclination or time to create your own, then you can choose from hundreds of already made myHistro timelines that cover almost every time period in history.

Another benefit of myHistro is that with creating your own timeline, you could have students build their own personal histories or stories, pinning actual locations on a map to correspond with the events in their timeline.  This is a perfect way to work in a cross-curricular setting, either having students research historical figures from other disciplines, creating their own life story, or writing creatively about a person’s life.  Integrating the writing component while using myHistro to organize and bring actual geography into the story can address several needs and standards at the same time.

 
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Posted by on February 12, 2013 in Tips & Tricks, Websites

 

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