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.
25 Free, Easy to Download Paper Textures - Photoshop Tutorials & Photoshop Resources I’ve organized 25 free paper textures: 5 crinkled paper textures, 5 worn paper textures, 5 torn paper textures, 5 burnt paper textures, and 5 grunge-stained paper textures. No funky zip files or random secondary blog posts, these are all laid out neatly and ready to be downloaded easily. The other day I was searching for some paper textures for another Photoshop tutorial I wanted to do and I was having some problems. It really isn’t hard to find paper textures; they’re all over deviantART, Flickr, and everyone and their mothers’ blogs. With a billion choices, ranging from blog posts to Flickr images to zip files… I got kind of annoyed with all the different sources and methods of downloading paper textures. So, I decided to do a blog post with my favorite paper textures.
Earth - Your life on earth Explore BBC Earth's unique interactive, personalised just to you. Find out how, since the date of your birth, your life has progressed; including how many times your heart has beaten, and how far you have travelled through space. Investigate how the world around you has changed since you've been alive; from the amount the sea has risen, and the tectonic plates have moved, to the number of earthquakes and volcanoes that have erupted.
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.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 13 Great Tools for Creating Your Own Maps to Use in Class February 11, 2016 Today we have spent sometime going through our Map Tools archive and curated for you the collection below. These are some of the best tools out there that you can use with you students in class to create, annotate and share maps. We invite you to check them out and share with your colleagues. 1- Google My Maps My Maps offers a high level of detail and customization. You can add directions, points of interest and color-coated location markers in different shapes (a drop pin, star, square or circle).
Collection History The David Rumsey Map Collection was started over 25 years ago and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century maps of North and South America, although it also has maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials including pocket, wall, children's, and manuscript maps. Items range in date from about 1700 to 1950s.