Posted on November 27, 2016 by CathyW
Geocube runs in English, Spanish, German and Italian. It would be good to get some more languages onto it because it is an amazing tool for learning geography. It makes good use of the visual and graphics capabilities of the internet and our current hardware . It presents material like a Rubrik’s cube. There are 54 pre-prepared topics and it really is a very appealing site. You need to play with it and see what it does.
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Posted on September 27, 2016 by CathyW
There are some really good histoy apps around for iOS. Some of them may well have Android versions if you check. HistoryApps has a number of freed educational history apps which seem to be for younger children or those young at heart. TechRadar recommends apps for an older age group but most of them seem to be paid apps. There are two free ones , though, which are well endorsed: National Geographic’s Titanic and Streetmuseum’s Londinium. Timeline Eons is another really good free app for history. eLearningIndustry has free apps for teaching American history.
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Posted on April 26, 2015 by CathyW
Everyone needs a world population clock. This site gives so much current information with regard to current populations in the world and individual countries . China has the biggest population. It took until around 1800 to get one billion people but we are set to hit 8 billion in 2024.
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Posted on October 27, 2014 by CathyW
We wanted to compare the size of Australia and Quebec in class. It wasn’t an option on the other site I blogged about in Compare Two Countries. I found MapFight which offers quite a number of places to be compared. Once my class could see Quebec fitted into South Australia and then stretched into the Northern Territory they understood how big an area Quebec covers . These students know how big Australia is so to find something equally massive was impressive.
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