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The History of the Internet – Infographic

The History of the Internet

From Arpanet and the first virus to today’s social networks with over 2.4 billion people connected, the Internet has lived a full, albeit so far short life.  It’s truly amazing how much this technology has become integral to our daily lives, considering that only a little over 20 years ago, the World Wide Web as we know it didn’t even exist!! [VIA]

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Posted by on June 24, 2013 in Infographics

 

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The Future (According to Films) – Infographic

The Future According to Films

With summer (and its new movies) almost upon us I thought that today’s infographic would be a fun way to look and see if there is something you might like to add to your queue or “must watch list”.  As films look into the future, there is a fair share  of both dystopia and very cool science that occurs.  However, when will these things happen and how should we best prepare.  Michael Hobson decided to take a look at some of the most popular futuristic films and place them in a timeline to give you not only an idea of their context to each other, but also how much longer we have before these various alien invasions and multiple ends of the world. [VIA]

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Posted by on June 5, 2013 in Infographics

 

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myHistro — Interactive Timelines & Maps

http://www.myhistro.com/

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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