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Cigar Box Project
*might go nicely with Discovery Box sofware
*from the Calgary Science School
"Students were invited to re-mix images and designs from historical documents to produce fresh interpretations of the stories that helped to shape Canada’s past and our current national identity.The work of these students was real work that was created for a real purpose and audience."

2009
Factbook (beta)
a searchable data base about nations
"You can search by text, or choose attributes on the left to sift through nations. Play with it, and you'll quickly get the idea. Click on a flag, see some details. Click a few grey "select" boxes near the flags, and you can compare countries. Add some to a list. Bookmark a search or a country's page. Use it for research, for trivia, for studying - whatever. It's totally free."

2009
Vince Hill
factcheck.jpg
verify sources
"Our aim is to help students learn to be smart consumers of these messages, not to accept them at face value; to dig for facts using the Internet, not to stop looking once they get to Wikipedia; and to weigh evidence logically, not to draw conclusions based on their own biases."

2009 Cindy Hiusking
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  • simulation game
  • must be downloaded
  • free
  • Mac or Pc
"The first humanitarian video game is set a fic­ti­tious island called Shey­lan which has been rav­aged by drought and war. Tens of thou­sands of Sheylan’s res­i­dents have been dis­placed and are in urgent need of food aid. Play­ers must com­plete 6 mis­sions in which they must deliver emer­gency sup­plies by heli­copter, air drops of truck con­voys while deal­ing with chal­lenges such as rebel groups, weather, and terrain."

2011
John
Goldmsmith
esri_maps.jpg
software must be doAdd Captionwnloaded
" Anyone can use geographic information systems (GIS) to create maps and use them to make better decisions.
Explore how you can make interactive maps and share them with others."

2010
Geocube.jpg
Geography
online

would look great on an IWB
Spin the cube; click on a face for a general heading; select a face for a collection of resources on any of 9 subtoics.

2012
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online, free

Students can create digital stories of their families or communities by pinning historical photos to maps.
People pin their photos into a Google Map image of the same location superimposing an image from the past onto the present.

"Everyone has history to share: whether its sitting in yellowed albums in the attic, collected in piles of crackly tapes, conserved in the 1000s of archives all over the world or passed down in memories and old stories. Each of these pieces of history finds a home on Historypin, where everyone has the chance to see it, add to it, learn from it, debate it and use it to build up a more complete understanding of the world."


iDevices
android
FREE

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2011
Mark Morley
national_geographic4.jpg
loads of free resources and interactive content
Link to Education page
Link to National Geographic videos in YouTube


snopes.jpg
verify what you hear
debunking and upholding urban legends, including the content of chain letters

2009
Cindy Hiusking
up2maps.jpg
publish your own data on a thematic map
  • Type your data directly on administrative boundaries.
  • Upload your data in a Spreadsheet
  • Export the maps to your own documents for presentations
  • See your postal coded data on Maps
  • See your data confronted to population (TreeMap)
  • See your data on different boundaries
  • Customize maps from the library (labels)

2009
from Vince Hill
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current events articles "writ­ten in a clear, con­cise man­ner com­pre­hen­si­ble by a Grade 7 or 8 stu­dents"

Has a 'Classroom' section for teachers
  • world news
  • science & tech
  • our Earth
  • society and arts
  • sports
  • fun

2011
John
Goldsmith