Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Great Review Site for AP World
This teacher has a site for both AP World as well as regular world history. However, the better site by far is the AP World one which includes "how to" sheets as well as links to five books' ancillaries, review sheets and more.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ways to Use Youtube Videos in the Classroom
Ever had a youtube video of yours blocked in the classroom? For one, you can upload your videos to TeacherTube, but that won't solve your problem for other videos that aren't yours. Watch the video above as is it give you three sites which can a) allow you to copy and move any youtube video to another site very quickly so you can access it at school b) cut any youtube video down to just what you might want in the classroom c) create a storage area of your own where you can quickly copy and store videos from youtube. Thanks to "web20classroom" for the tweet that told me about this.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

50 Digital Sites in 60 Minutes
Thanks to Technology Tidbits for this amazing set of technology ideas. You can blow up the screen to view the slide show or click on anyone of the links to go to the different pages.
History of Religion in 90 Seconds
I've run this one before, but it is a super video and a nice way to review the spread of religion.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Review Sites
Here is everything you need to review for the AP or end of the year state exams. Please leave a message if you find other sites (Links are fiexed).

Outlines & Textbooks
AP Outline
Textbook - this is for early civ to Renaissance. It has a great search engine and is broken up nicely by topic. More on this in a later blog.

Quizzes - All of them have answers except the Regents one.
AP World Quizzes for each unit (and answers)
Bubbabrain - makes games out of questions
Cenage - broken up by topic
Course Notes - these are essay questions that would be help for the kids to do - possibly in groups
Glencoe Quizzes (third item down on the list)
Global Studies' Quizzes (lots and lots of them)
Interactive Map Review (questions are asked and the student has to locate the place on a map)
Map Quizzes - Early Civilization to the Renaissance
McDougal Littell - select your state and level of students, find your text and then you will be able to get the questions.
Regents Exam - lots of questions -but no answers
School District Made - geared for the VA end of the year tests, but lots of questions by topic
School District Made - again geared for the VA end of the year tests
SparkNotes - this has notes, 45 question review quizzes for each section, detailed outlines, analysis, test questions, summaries.
Teacher Made - Early Civilizations - Renaissance
Teacher Made - Renaissance - Modern
World Civilizations (AP text) - select a chapter and the questions will be on the left.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bridging World History
This site has videos, maps and more and is broken up into many themes. I actually wrote about it two years ago, but was reminded about it by @APWorldGuru
Roman Mummy Found in Egypt
We know that Alexander the Great took over Egypt, but this is pretty interesting that a Roman mummy has been found. Having just returned from Egypt a week ago, it is amazing that they are still digging up artifacts - even in downtown Luxor - under people's homes. More and a hat tip to A Blog About History .

Monday, April 12, 2010

New Improvements to Google Docs
Yes, I love Google Docs and am getting more and more into the cloud. These changes only want me to go further!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Make Your Own Google Search Stories
If you watched the Super Bowl, you probably saw the Google Ad. Now you can make your own. After VA's state exam, we will be doing a personal history on an immigrant in one's family. I like the kids to make a blog page, but I am toying with this Google story line to make a quick class demonstration. Above is mine for my father (or part of his story).
Geography Games
This site has a number of games that you can have your students do that will make sure they know their geography.

Friday, April 9, 2010

World Migrations
This has a number of short flash movies which show the major migrations in human history. There is also a tab to hit for more details in addition to a movie.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Huge Set of Tech Ed Links
This site has a huge number of educational tech links that are nicely organized into categories: blogs, collaborative online, digital storytelling, digital video, ipod, movie maker, photo story, podcasting, online polls, web based slide, shows/video, web 2.0 tools and wikis.