Virtual and Immersive Training Systems Cubic designs, develops, manufactures, and provides a full range of virtual training devices for national military and security forces worldwide. We focus on the development and systems integration of simulation-based training systems for armor, missile, small arms, and aircraft communities. Small Arms Engagement Skills Trainers
Foreign Relations of the United States The Foreign Relations of the United States series is the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions that have been declassified and edited for publication. The series is produced by the State Department's Office of the Historian and printed volumes are available from the Government Printing Office. FRUS begins with the administration of Abraham Lincoln in 1861. There are two cumulative indexes covering 1861-1899 and 1900-1918. The organization of FRUS is generally chronological, but the dates of the volumes do not necessarily reflect the dates of documentary history. For example, the volumes for 1900-1918 do not include the records dealing with World War I or the Russian Revolution.
Parents & Teachers Parents & Teachers What is Sploder? Sploder is a place where anyone can make games online and share them with the world. There are several different types of game creators, and no programming skill is necessary. The River City Project: Introduction Activeworlds, Inc. is currently in licensing negotiations with Harvard University regarding the future of River City. Activeworlds, Inc. is the vendor who developed the virtual world platform that River City utilizes. They are also currently responsible for the day-to-day hosting of the environment, and have proposed a plan that will keep River City alive and well during the upcoming school year. Activeworlds has a long history of working to enable teachers and schools with easily accessible and stable virtual worlds since 1995. From our discussions with many teachers involved in River City the program has been a valuable tool for reaching students and we want to make sure that it continues. The plan would mean that Activeworlds would continue supporting and administering all servers and programs currently being run.
Resources for Teaching Social Studies Top free resources for teaching and learning Social Studies The Library of Congress – Resources in “for teachers” page include ready-to-use materials that brings the Library’s primary sources aligned with state standards into the classrooms, online modules to build teacher skills with the Library’s professional development curriculum (Library of Congress Learning Page “The Learning Page is designed to help educators use the American Memory Collections to teach history and culture. It offers tips and tricks, definitions and rationale for using primary sources, activities, discussions, lesson plans and suggestions for using the collections in classroom curriculum.”) American Memory from the Library of Congress – American Memory provides “free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. The World Digital Library (WDL) whilst in Qatar. Bookmarks
App Inventor Get Started Follow these simple steps to build your first app. Tutorials Step-by-step guides show you how to build all kinds of apps. Teach The GNNViz Project This project, "Innovative, 3-D, interactive, and immersive techniques for visualizing, querying, and understanding regional maps of forest vegetation, fuels, and fire risk" (refered to as "GNNViz") is Project 05-4-1-12 funded by the Joint Fire Sciences Program ( Screenshot from GNNViz Free and Open Source Civilization Game in HTML5 Browser Freeciv is a Free and Open Source empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization. The game commences in prehistory and your mission is to lead your tribe from the Stone Age to the Space Age… Freeciv-web can be played online using a desktop computer, mobile phone or tablet. Freeciv-web has been optimized for the iPhone 5 on mobile and modern HTML5 browsers such as Chrome and Firefox. An introduction and short tutorial appears below. Check out the FreeCiv wiki to help get you started.
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. About the EVOKE game Posted by Alchemy on 27 Jan under Behind the scenes EVOKE is a ten-week crash course in changing the world. It is free to play and open to anyone, anywhere. The goal of the social network game is to help empower people all over the world to come up with creative solutions to our most urgent social problems. The game’s first season began on March 3, 2010 and ended on May 12th, 2010.
Parable of the Polygons - a playable post on the shape of society This is a story of how harmless choices can make a harmful world. These little cuties are 50% Triangles, 50% Squares, and 100% slightly shapist. But only slightly! KineScript: Visual Programming Reviews KineScript is a visual programming language that children can learn a code and share it. It’s easy to make a scene with built-in sprite characters, stage images and sounds library. Drag a script and build the script block to control the flow and to change the behaviour. You can build animations, games and stories easily to share them by email. Designed for children, but for all the ages who want to learn a code. DARWARS DARWARS Ambush DARWARS is a research program intended to accelerate the development and deployment of military training systems. These are envisioned as low-cost, mobile, web-centric, simulation-based, “lightweight” systems designed to take advantage of the ubiquitous presence of the PC and of new technology, including multi-player games, virtual worlds, off-the-shelf PC simulations, intelligent agents, and on-line communities. The project started in 2003. The program is producing an architectural framework, including a set of web services, tools, and system interface definitions that facilitate the development of networked training systems. The scalable framework supports training for individuals, teams, or teams of teams (involving students at PCs interacting on a virtual battlefield).