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StoryMap JS - Telling stories with maps.

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Quest - Write text adventure games and interactive stories Quest lets you make interactive story games. Text adventure games like Zork and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Gamebooks like the Choose Your Own Adventure and Fighting Fantasy books. You don't need to know how to program. All you need is a story to tell. Creaza What is Creaza? Creaza is a digital learning tool that enables students to work with different subjects and topics by creating mind maps, presentations, comic strips, movies, and audio productions. Creaza consists of four unique tools, which you can read more about by clicking on the links to the left. Creaza also contains hundreds of ready-made exercises related to different subjects, topics, and curricula.

How to build an interactive choropleth map with barely any code Patrick Garvin, a designer and graphic artist with The Boston Globe, has built a handy web application called Mr. Map Generator to build interactive maps of the United States. You supply the data you want to visualize and Garvin allows you to customize how the states are shaded and how many shades you want to use. You can preview your map and then copy and paste the simple Javascript into a set of files he provides. Upload to your website and voilá: an interactive choropleth map of the United States: 5 Ways to Create Mapped Stories Creating mapped stories is one of my favorite activities to help history students see the significance of location in historical events. Most of the time I have students include dated placemarks on the mapped stories that they build. Here are five free tools that students can use to create mapped stories. The Google Earth Tour Builder allows students to create Google Earth tours in their web browsers.

Data Elixir - Issue 71 O'Reilly's Strata + Hadooop World Conference in San Jose, CA is coming right up and it looks great! Data Elixir readers save 20% on most passes with this code: AFF20 In the News Has a rampaging AI algorithm really killed thousands? Awesome Websites to Get Your Kids Hooked on Programming - TheITBros The success stories of people who used MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) to pick up new skills and even change careers aren’t exactly rare nowadays. You probably have heard of people learning how to code by signing up for classes on sites like Coursera, eDX, and Udacity, then leveraging the knowledge that they’ve gained to find jobs and/or internships. But what if your ten-year old kid expresses an interest in becoming a computer programmer? These MOOC sites aren’t exactly kid-friendly, and most of the courses that are hosted there require at least highschool-level knowledege to fully comprehend (plus kids might not be so keen on participating in online class discussions if their classmates are scary grownups).

CrazyTalk Animator 2 - 2D Animation Software & Cartoon Maker CrazyTalk Animator provides an exciting new approach to traditional 2D animation with innovative new tools that allow users to apply 3D motions to 2D characters. New powerful tools have opened new possibilities for freely editing 2D motions and viewing them from any angle with a single click. Combined with functional features like facial puppet and auto lip-sync, it has become the most creative software for 2D character animation.

Google maps tutorial (part 5/5): How to create Fusion Tables heat map Tutorial goals: understand the ideas behind Google Fusion Tables heat maps; create an interactive map showing state-by-state U.S. population, as shown in the sample below. (This post is part five of a 5-part tutorial on creating Fusion Tables intensity map; the other parts are listed as related posts at end of this post) How Fusion Tables works to create heat maps It is essential that you understand the idea and the steps in creating a Fusion Tables map; otherwise, you will easily get lost when working on the demo map in this tutorial. In its simplest form, a Fusion Tables map is a fusion, or merger, of two tables.

Use Zeemaps with Your Students to Create Interactive Maps September , 2015 Zeemaps is another good website to use with students to create, publish and share interactive maps. Zeemaps allows you to visualize geographic data and customize your maps the way you want. You can for instance create maps of places you plan to visit with students or share maps of specific locations you have visited. And although it displays Google Maps, Zeemaps is not affiliated with Google and has its own servers where all created maps are stored. Zeemaps is a freemium service with a free basic version that offers some decent features. The pro version provides more advanced functionalities.

WebPlotDigitizer - Extract data from plots, images, and maps Purpose A large quantity of published data is available only in the form of plots and it is often difficult to extract numerical data accurately out of these pictures. There are several softwares available to aid this process, but most are either paid, difficult to use or lack some essential features. Also, many of the existing programs work only on a few specific operating systems and require installation by the user. Most programs only support 2D X-Y plots and so it is not possible to work with polar diagrams, ternary diagrams, microscope images or maps. With these issues in mind, WebPlotDigitizer was developed to be an easy to use, free of charge and opensource program that can work with a variety of plot types and images.

CodeSpells: Express Yourself With Magic by ThoughtSTEM When we were young, wizards like Gandalf and Dumbledore struck a chord in our minds. We spent hours pretending to be wizards and casting epic imaginary spells. Now, we want to bring that kind of creative freedom to video games. Online whiteboard & online collaboration tool Tour Cases Examples 9 free mapping tools and resources for visual storytelling The resources available for working with data and visualising it have become more numerous and more accessible in recent years. "We find ourselves in this perfect storm where suddenly journalists, everybody, is paying attention to data and the ability to collect data and create new data," Vizzuality's Andrew Hill told earlier this year. Vizzuality created open source mapping tool CartoDB, and the team also set up "the map academy" where journalists can access free resources to learn more about online mapping.

Here Is An Excellent Tool for Creating Interactive Rich-media Timelines In Class November 10, 2015 Capzles is an excellent web tool for creating visually interactive rich-media timelines using a number of materials including: videos, photos, text, audio, music and many more. You can use this tool with students in class to create timelines on various educational topics (e,g history and science projects). Capzles can be a great way for students to create digital portfolios and display their work. It can also be used for digital storytelling where students can experiment with different multimedia storylines. There are in fact endless possibilities to use Capzles in your instruction. Capzles is free to use and is all web-based.