Sunday, April 13, 2014

Interactive History Site, Add-ons for Google Docs, and More

There is no such thing as "free". If you didn't pay for it, then you yourself are the fee. The data you produce and the connections you open up are generally worth a whole lot more to the longer term business plan of any EdTech startup than the dollar you might spend to download an app. The CEO of a well known EdTech startup on the West Coast recently remarked to me: "Our business strategy is the typical Trojan Horse scheme."

World War I tank (public domain photo)
Moving Beyond 140 With Google+
Twitter is great for those shorter walks. 140 characters of quick, rapid fire, tweets. That works well for me at times. The other times I just want to dig in and really begin to discuss a topic and not be limited by the 140 character limit. G+ communities provide me a way to accomplish all of this and so much more.

6 powerful interactive history sites
This interactive site from the History Channel brings the American Civil War to you in a series infographics which identify key details about America's most tragic war. The people, the weapons, the deadliest battles, and economics behind the war are all shared in fascinating detail. Visitors can find out even more about the war by clicking "explore topics and vote" below the site's title. From here you will be presented with more topics and more information and you can vote on whether the topic left an important legacy.

Explore over 500 historical sources from across Europe, together with new insights by World War One experts
Supported by over 500 historical sources from across Europe, this resource examines key themes in the history of World War One. Explore a wealth of original source material, over 50 newly-commissioned articles written by historians, teachers' notes and more to discover how war affected people on different sides of the conflict.

10 Excellent Platforms to Create your Classroom Website and Blog ~ 
There are several web platforms that allows users to easily create their website in a matter of minutes.I have handpicked a list of the most popular platforms to start with. Check them out below

Add-ons for Google Docs & Sheets

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