John’s Diigo Links 03/20/2009

  • If you could put a number of items into a box that described your life, what would you include? What do you think would be included if you were a Victorian Servant or Queen Elizabeth I. If you lived during the English Civil War, what items would you include to make a case for, or against, the parliamentarians? And what if you were an abolitionist and wanted to show that slavery was wrong and unnecessary, how would you create your evidence.

    So what does museumbox do?
    museum box provides the tools for you to do just this. It allows you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. You can display anything from a text file to a movie. You can also view the museum boxes submitted by other people and comment on the contents.

    tags: history, museum, resources, socialstudies, presentation, tools, writing, interactive, IWB, HTAV

  • Mission to Learn contains links to 26 ethical games, some browser based and others for download. Most are free though in most instances donations are encouraged. From a World Without Oil through Darfur is Dying to a very alternate version of the Golden Arches in the McDonald’s Video Game these game offer a very different perspective on gaming to World Of Warcraft.

    tags: games, IWB, ethics, world, learning objects, learningobjects

  • “The David Rumsey Collection was started nearly 20 years ago, and focuses primarily on cartography of the Americas from the 18th and 19th centuries, but also has maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, globes, school geographies, books, maritime charts, and a variety of separate maps, including pocket, wall, children’s and manuscript. ”

    “Now over 100 new maps added to the Rumsey Historical Maps in Google Earth and to a new layer in Google Maps.”

    tags: maps, geography, historical, rumsey, HTAV, googlemaps

  • Google Earth Resources is part of the bigger Google Lit trip site that uses Google maps in an experiment in teaching great literature in a very different way. Using Google Earth, students are given the chance to discover where in the world the greatest road trip stories of all time took place… and so much more! A number of great links to using Google Earth in education.

    tags: literature, googleearth, education, maps, geography, google, english, literacy, HTAV

  • DigIT is an online project that gives pupils the opportunity;
    “…. to generate ideas, be imaginative and use new technologies to creatively share their learning with their peers.” Project Overview “Dig IT is an exciting opportunity for Key Stage 2 pupils to investigate and write about the people and events associated with some of Kent’s most famous historical sites.During the project all pupils will:
    • Develop their understanding of chronology by visiting Historical sites in Kent
    • Use the Internet, maps, photographs, books, drawings and other research documents to discover who in the past lived and worked at these sites
    • Examine artefacts and conclude what they would have been used during those times
    • Use web conferencing to interview staff from EH and Canterbury Archaeological Trust about famous past events
    • Publish their finished work (audio, text, video) on the project micro-site

    tags: HTAV, project, history, ICT

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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