How Students Can Use Timeline Templates in the Classroom As a foreign language teacher, I am always looking for innovative ways to allow my students to demonstrate what they have learned. I want students to be able to choose a tool that brings out their creative side and, as a result, leads to a more authentic and meaningful learning experience. Because learning a language can be difficult, I try to design a variety of activities and projects that will provide students with practice and unique opportunities to develop their language skills through the creation of their projects.
Timeline Timeline allows students to create a graphical representation of an event or process by displaying items sequentially along a line. Timelines can be organized by time of day, date, or event, and the tool allows users to create a label with short or long descriptive text. Adding an image for each label makes a timeline more visually appealing. Add, drag, and rearrange items as needed. Saving capability allows students to return to their work and make revisions, and they can share their final work via e-mail. Collection de cartes historiques Largest Early World Map - Monte's 10 ft. Planisphere of 1587 An extraordinary 60 sheet manuscript world map made in 1587 by Urbano Monte has been added to the David Rumsey Map Collection at Stanford University.
Soccer Award Certificate Maker: make personalized soccer awards . Type over any text field to completely customize the certificate. Erase text from any field you don't want to use. Use the menu on the right to add new text, add a team logo, change the font, increase, or decrease the font size. To see all of the soccer certificate templates, please see the preview page. If you are having troubles with the new maker or just liked the old designs, here is the soccer certificate maker version 1.0.
Social Media Timeline Last week, Dr. Sean Carton, the Chief Creative Officer of our web division (idfive), posted the following Social Media Timeline graphic at the idfive blog - attentionscan.com. Sean created the graphic as part of his preparation for speaking at the 2009 eduWEB conference in Chicago. Sean wrote: "It's definitely NOT to scale and I'm sure that plenty of people could quibble with what I chose to include as examples of "social media," (I define "social media" as "technologies that facilitate conversations") but I think it provides a pretty interesting overview of where this stuff came from and how long it's been around."
Three Geography Games Based on Google Maps and Google Earth One of the things that I emphasize to students before they embark on any kind of research or problem-solving task is to take a good long look at the information that they already have before them. To that end, I'll often request that they construct a list of what they know about a topic or problem before they begin to search. Playing one of the following three Google Maps-based games is a fun way to reinforce the concept of using prior knowledge and observations. Details of horrific first voyages in transatlantic slave trade revealed Almost completely ignored by the modern world, this month marks the 500th anniversary of one of history’s most tragic and significant events – the birth of the Africa to America transatlantic slave trade. New discoveries are now revealing the details of the trade’s first horrific voyages. Exactly five centuries ago – on 18 August 1518 (28 August 1518, if they had been using our modern Gregorian calendar) – the King of Spain, Charles I, issued a charter authorising the transportation of slaves direct from Africa to the Americas. Up until that point (since at least 1510), African slaves had usually been transported to Spain or Portugal and had then been transhipped to the Caribbean. Charles’s decision to create a direct, more economically viable Africa to America slave trade fundamentally changed the nature and scale of this terrible human trafficking industry. Over the subsequent 350 years, at least 10.7 million black Africans were transported between the two continents.
Travel - The first European settlement in the New World While driving north along the TransCanada Highway, I was stopped by a moose. I sat stranded along the stretch of roadway in northern Newfoundland known as the Viking Trail, which leads to L’Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site, the only authenticated Norse settlement in North America. As I waited for him to carry on his way, I noticed that the tree branches in the forest lining this section of road all pointed east, angled by the force of the wind blowing inland off the Strait of Belle Isle, the narrow strip of water separating Newfoundland from Labrador. Twenty minutes later, I continued on my journey; it was another 80km to L’Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site. Stepping out of the car, my nostrils filled with the crisp, briny sea air carried in by a breeze that rippled across the grassy landscape.
Printable Dice with Dots, Text or Images from Tools for Educators: Create your own custom dice with pictures, text or both images and text. You can make dice with just your text or choose an image category below to make dice with those images. (See below for some ideas on how to use the dice.) Make dice with text only make one die per page make two dice per page