10 X 10 (Current Events)

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This website is really good for keeping up on current events on a daily basis with your students but be careful using it as the site runs autonomously. Images and content can be raw. Each image is a link to a major news source that is updated hourly by 10 X 10 scanning RSS feeds from major news sources, including ABC, BBC, CNN, The Guardian, MSNBC, and Reuters. Touch an image to go to articles related to the current event.

Teacher's Discovery

This website offers over 10,000 items to choose from. Good resource for World Languages, English, Social Studies, and Science.
Most interactives can be purchased at minimal cost.


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Votes: The History of Voting Methods
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The Smithsonian Institute has created an interactive flash file about the history of voting methods. Interesting and useful for government classes (middle school probably the best fit for this one) Go to the website then click on Launch the Interactive Exhibition.



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StatPlanet


This is a is a browser-based interactive data visualization and mapping application. Teachers can use it to create basic interactive Flash maps and infographics. It comes with up-to-date world statistics in the following categories:

Demography, economy, education, environment, gender, health, drugs & crime, and language.





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Place The State


Place the State Interactive game where you place the states on a map. It has three levels of interaction. Level One the outlines of the states are visible on the map. Level Two no outlines of the states are visible on the maps. Level Three: place the correct name on each state.





Capzles

Use Capzles to create classroom projects and lessons, with videos, photos, music, blogs and documents. Useful as a timeline tool. The completed Capzle can be embedded in your website, facebook, etc. An example of one Capzle from their website is shown below.