Watch the world's ships sail Earth's oceans in REAL TIME: Interactive map reveals crowded routes taken by planet's vessels Marine Traffic map lets anyone trace a vessel that has a position ‘transponder’ similar to those used by aircraftTransponder broadcasts the ships’ position, name, course and speed allowing other vessels to avoid collisionsVessel tracks are coloured according to type and users can zoom in to see which ships are moving in that areaClicking on a placemark allows users to find picture of the ship as well as its speed, vessel type and destination By Ellie Zolfagharifard Published: 11:16 GMT, 22 May 2014 | Updated: 14:29 GMT, 22 May 2014 All over the world, majestic shipping vessels are navigating through vast oceans as they bring their valuable cargoes to port.
Crystal River - The most beautiful river on earth [Pics] Cano Cristales - Crystal River. River of five colors, as the locals call it, originates in the south of the mountain chain Macarena, Colombia, and flows eastward to its confluence with the Guayabero river. In the Cano Cristales found five colors: yellow, blue, green, black and red. 50 Powerful Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom Home / How To / 50 Powerful Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom Collaborate! Meet with other classrooms: One of the most common projects educators utilize Skype for is setting up exchanges with classrooms around the world, usually for cultural exchange purposes or working together on a common assignment. Communicate!
10 Dreamy Islands If killer sunsets, white sands and transparent waters are calling your name, a tropical island escape may well be in order. From Greece to Hawaii, we’ve scoured the globe to find 10 pieces of paradise that will wash your worries away. 1. Caprera Island, Sardinia, Italy Caprera Island is the place for beaching, sailing and bird spotting. It’s a small island off the coast of Sardinia, Italy.
Interactive The World of Seven Billion The map shows population density; the brightest points are the highest densities. Each country is colored according to its average annual gross national income per capita, using categories established by the World Bank (see key below). Some nations— like economic powerhouses China and India—have an especially wide range of incomes. But as the two most populous countries, both are lower middle class when income is averaged per capita. 9 Unique & Unusual Travel Destinations A big part of travel is that feeling you get when experiencing something completely new, something you haven't seen or done before. Many travel destinations offer an amenity or two that other places don't - but there are only a few locations in the world that offer a truly unique experience. Here are some places that could be a reference for your vacation. 1.
Cool Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom Imagine taking your class on an "around the world" field trip or having your favorite children's author lead today's read-aloud. You can do both of these and more without leaving your classroom thanks to Skype. It's a great use of technology in the classroom! Skype is free communication software that allows you to make calls, instant message and video conference online. Here are just a few of the endless possibilities for using this ed tech tool in the classroom. One amazing experience you can have with Skype in the classroom is a virtual author visit or other amazing guest speaker.
See a Map of the World Revealing Each Country's Most Visited Website It's a Google Earth after all. At least according to a new map detailing each country's most visited websites. An impressive 62 countries count on Google, with Facebook coming in first for 50 other countries. Together, these two websites constitute true global Internet Empires--but we already kind of knew that. The map reveals much more about our global browsing habits (like, apparently, Yahoo is big in Japan). Created by Information Geographies, the Oxford Internet Institute's site for visualizing data about the web, the Age of Internet Empires map shows a challenge to Google/Facebook dominance by Baidu, the search engine in China. Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 2) Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island, Hong Kong Fernando De Noronha - Brazil Spirit Island, Magligne Lake, Alberta, Canada Rice Field Terraces in Yunnan, China
Maps That Help You Understand The World 1. This map shows the world divided into 7 sections (each with a distinct color) with each section containing 1 billion people. 2. This map shows (in white) where 98 percent of Australia’s population lives. 12 Most Amazing Bionic Buildings 12 Most Amazing Bionic Buildings sciencetech” /> This is a guest post written by Andy Boyd Have you ever pictured what the high-rise buildings of the future might look like? Using the Web to Take Virtual Field Trips By: Kennedy Schultz Helping kids learn about the world can be an exciting adventure for both adults and kids. When I teach about the chateaux of the Loire Valley in France or ancient Mayan sites in Mexico, I’m always looking for kid-friendly resources that can provide accurate information and engaging authentic pictures that hold the attention of little ones. Virtual Field Trips