Trading Around the World International trade touches us all. We drink soda from cans made of aluminum mined in Australia, wear shoes made in Europe, eat fruit from South America, build machinery from steel milled in Asia, wear clothes made from African cotton, and live in homes built from North American wood. We take it for granted, yet before we can enjoy these products and materials, traders must negotiate prices and deliver the goods through a network of relationships that literally spans the globe. Play this game to experience the challenges and excitement of international trade. See if you can get the best price for the goods you sell and the biggest bargains for the goods you buy. Watch how the global economy is doing: the prices you'll be able to get and the deals you can make depend on how healthy the global economy is. Before you start, think about what you want to accomplish as a trader: Do you want to build up as much wealth as you can by selling as much of your commodities as you can?
19 handy Google tricks that you weren’t aware of After covering everything that Google Search has to offer, you can easily forge that search only forms one small part of the Google behemoth. With so many different features and clients available, it’s very easy to use the basic features for each and leave it at that. However, if you delve a little deeper, there are many tricks hidden away that will help improve your experience. To help you out, here are a number of tips and tricks that you can use for four of Google’s more popular features: Gmail, Maps, Google Drive and Google News. Gmail Use Filtered Search Gmail’s search bar is very handy for finding that message you got months ago, but most people don’t realise how easy it is to access advanced search. Activate Starring Feature Sometimes you will come across important messages, but the only way you can mark them is with the yellow tab or star icon. Cut Down Text In Email Replies Keyboard Shortcuts Like all Google features, there are keyboard shortcuts that you can take advantage of.
7 Resources for Teaching and Learning About Mount Everest This is one of those posts that I write every year just because this is one of my "pet topics." Visiting the Himalayas is on my life list so I like to write about Mount Everest when I get a chance. This year's spring climbing season on Mount Everest is underway so I thought I would review some resources for teaching and learning about Mount Everest. National Geographic Expeditions has a lesson plan for middle school students about the history and development of climbing Mount Everest. The lesson plan also touches on the physical challenges posed by high altitude mountaineering. The Rest of Everest video podcast provides more than 100 hours of video and commentary from two expeditions to the Himalayas. Panoramas.dk, hosts dozens of other interactive panoramas from around the world. Everest: Beyond the Limit was a Discovery series that chronicled the efforts of amateur mountain climbers attempting to climb Mount Everest.
25 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher While Apple products (*cough* iPad *cough*) are known for their integration in classrooms, Google’s offerings give up little here. In fact, the sheer diversity of Google products might make them a more natural fit in the classroom in lieu of the iPad’s gravity. Below we’ve listed 25 ways teachers can get started using Google in the classroom. Let us know on our Google+ page if we’ve missed anything. Google In The Classroom: 25 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. UPDATE: Google+ user (and sometimes TeachThought contributor) Kellie Ady offered 5 more, shown below. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. UPDATE: TeachThought Reader Nicole Naditz just sent us 5 more. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36.
America: A Narrative History, 8e US History Tours powered by Google Earth. This new format traces historical developments across time, touching down on locations vital to our nation's heritage and development. Points of interest in each tour launch primary and multimedia sources. Download Tours: To download: Windows users: right-click, "save link as"; Mac users: ctrl+click, "save as". If you haven’t done it already, download Google Earth™ and install it on your computer.
Gmail+1 = Student Email Addresses to Register for Online Services The Gmail+1"hack" isn't a new trick and I can't remember when I first tried it, but it still works and it still provides a solution to a problem that a lot of teachers run into when they want their students to use a new web tool. Let's say there's a new service that I want my students to use but my students don't have email addresses that they can use to register for that service. In that case I can quickly generate Gmail addresses for my students by using the Gmail+1 hack. Here's how the Gmail+1 hack works: 1. Create a new Gmail account just for your class. Disclaimers: 1. 11 Ways to Find and View Panoramic Images Thanks to developments in camera and web technology it has become quite easy to capture panoramic imagery. Panoramic imagery provides viewers of a better sense of the view one experiences when standing in a location. For example, a panorama of the Grand Canyon is more informative than a standard image view. Here are some great places where you can find panoramic imagery online. AirPano offers dozens of spectacular 360 panoramas of famous landmarks and cities around the world. Panoguide is a site on which users can browse through galleries geolocated on a Google Map. Patrimonium-mundi.org is undertaking an ambitious project to capture and share 360 degree panoramas of all of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Tours from Above hosts panoramic aerial imagery of cities and landmarks around the world. Vista Zoo is a Google Map featuring 3D panoramic tours of more than 1400 locations around the globe. 360 Cities provides extremely clear panoramic imagery of places around the world.
Google Earth in Education - A Google+ Hangout Google Earth is a very versatile program that educators often associate only with social studies. Google Earth can actually be used in literature, mathematics, and science lessons too. On November 2, 2012 Jerome Burg and Thomas Petra will host a Google+ Hangout all about using Google Earth in education. Jerome Burg is the creator of the excellent Google Lit Trips site and Thomas Petra is the creator of the fantastic Real World Math site. Applications for Education In many of my presentations I talk about finding your own PD opportunities that are meaningful to you. This Google+ Hangout on November 2 is an example of informal PD that can be meaningful to teachers who are interested in learning more about how to use Google Earth in their lessons.
geteach.com 10 Great Free Google Forms Every Teacher Should Be Using Today's post is about a great work that has been done by our colleague Tom Barret. He has created awesome example forms for different topics. He has also made all these forms available for us to download and use with our students. To download any of the forms below, make sure to visit Tom's original post. 1- Get to Know your Class Use this form to collect information about your students such as their likes, dislikes, club affiliations, and many more. 2- Emotion Graph This is a form ideal for use by students when studying linear narrative both written or visual. 3- Spelling Test As its name suggests , this form is great for use inside the classroom to test students spelling. 4- Comprehension Questions This is a form that test students understanding of a text or anything thing else you want to test. 5- Weekly Reading Record This is a form where students can provide data about their reading. 6- Maths Data Handling 7- Guided Reading Record 8- Prior Learning Assessment 9- Library Book Review
USA 360 Virtual Tours USA 360 Panoramas America - Travel USA, New York, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon 40 Ways to Use Google Apps in Education Google provides an abundance of apps that can be used for educational purposes. It has a section called Google Apps for Education where it provides the teaching workforce with a multitude of Google services to use in schools and classrooms. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has been continuously reviewing these apps for the last couple of years , click HERE to access this section to . Here is the outline of this presentation Google docs : Collaborate on lesson plansKeep a running records of meeting notesCreate a shared lesson plan repositoryImprove the writing processPublish student workTranslate letters home to parentsTrack student homeworkCoordinate sign-upsPersonalize flashcardscollect, share, and analyze dataUse slides to create dynamic and engaging presentations Google Forms Google Calendar Manage your schedule effectivelyShare calendarsCheck out shared resourcesMap out the standards you are teachingCreate appointment slotsTeach time management Gmail Google Groups Google Talk
All about population A world population of 7 billion in 2011... and how many tomorrow? For thousands of years, human beings were a rare species and their numbers grew very slowly. By around 1800, the population began to increase rapidly, starting in the rich countries and then, from the twentieth century, in the rest of the world. What are the reasons for this growth, and what factors are affecting the population today? Will the world population level off in the years to come? These pages include animations, documents and fact sheets to help you find the answers to these questions, and learn more about the world population.