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Spotzi February 5, 2012

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 ”Spotzi shows you the world in a unique and astonishing way. It not only shows you street maps and high detail areal maps. That’s just a starter. Spotzi goes beyond any political border and zooms in to any aspect of our planet. By clicking the themes at the left you can start browsing for almost any theme you might be interested in. Locations of animals, temperatures on earth and the grand tectonic plates are just some examples. It is all map based. Why? A map tells you more than a thousand words. Each theme has its own map and will be activated by clicking on the theme of your interest.”

The Earth At Night:

The World at Seven Billion October 28, 2011

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The World at Seven Billion: The world’s population is expected to hit seven billion in the next few weeks. After growing very slowly for most of human history, the number of people on Earth has more than doubled in the last 50 years. Where do you fit into this story of human life? Check out this fantastic little application from the BBC.


The Newspaper Clipping Generator October 24, 2011

Posted by Mr Sexton in : Cross Curricula, English, History, Literacy, Modern Studies, Primary, RMPS , 29comments

making the headlines then create your own newspaper clip using The Newspaper Clipping Generator. This is one of a few neat little applications avialable from fodey.com

I know it’s old new but here is one I made up reporting on the Battle of Hastings.

Museum Box September 17, 2011

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“Museum Box: provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. What items, for example, would you put in a box to describe your life; the life of a Victorian Servant or Roman soldier; or to show that slavery was wrong and unnecessary? You can display anything from a text file to a movie. You can also view and comment on the museum boxes submitted by others.”

Try this box on “New Technologies”

Museum Box video

UNESCO World Heritage Sites September 16, 2011

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Currently there are 911 places on the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list. The site features a Google Map of them all. You can zoom and click on the map to find and explore sites all around the world. Here is an example of my local heritage site New Lanark which has always been a special place to me.

BBC Witness July 26, 2011

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A BBC World Service podcast site: Witness – history as told by the people who were there. Five days a week we will be talking to people who lived through moments of history to bring you a personal perspective on world events. The podcast list is updated daily and are being made available indefinitely by the BBC. An example of a podcast from Witness can be found below.

 Download   Rupert Murdoch The Early Years

TOPOROPA May 19, 2011

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Toporopa provides educational and entertaining quizzes about Europe. The focus is on the map of the European continent that brings together geographical, political, historical and economical knowledge.
The games are primarily interactive identification games. For example, in the Capitals of Europe game players earn points by clicking on a country then entering the name of that country’s capital. In Battles of Europe players earn points by dragging the name of a battle to its proper location on the map.

Many Eyes April 14, 2011

Posted by Mr Sexton in : Applications, Business Education, Computing, Cross Curricula, Geography, History, Mathematics, Numeracy, RMPS, Science , add a comment

Many Eyes is set up to allow the entire internet community to upload data, visualise it, and talk about their discoveries with other people. If you’re not interested in creating visualisations but just want to explore the visualisations created by others, you can do that on Many Eyes too. Here is an example I looked at on average soccer attendances: 

Average Attendance Of Top-Tier Soccer Leagues Many Eyes

You will find common visualisations like line graphs, bar graphs, maps, and word clouds. You will also find some less commonly used and or more difficult-to-create data visualisation displays like treemaps for comparison, block histograms, bubble charts, and phrase nets.  Many Eyes makes visualising data interesting and accessible

British Library: Timelines February 18, 2011

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the British Library interactive timeline. It allows you to explore collection items chronologically, from medieval times to the present day.
It includes a diverse range of resources divided into the following categories:

Once you have chosen the category and the item you can explore further by viewing the image, video or transcript. You can print or download the information as a pdf file.

Art Project February 2, 2011

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Art Project powered by google:  ”Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces”

Select a museum from the homepage and you can tour it using the same interface style you experience in Google Maps Streetview. Once inside the museum just double click to zoom to a location and view the wonderful art works up close. The site also provides some detailed notes on the artwork and artist and quickly links you to other pieces by the same artist.


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