Thursday, June 30, 2005

Elections for the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation, 2005/En - From Meta; discussion about Wikimedia projects
With Historic new elections taking place in Palestine, Lebanon, Georgia, the Ukraine, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and more, I thought I'd post this Notice of Election at the Wikimedia open content community.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

1999 High School History Quiz
We've cited the results often, but here at last is the quiz itself! Can you do better than seniors at 55 leading (and expensive!) colleges and universities?

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Digital History
Yes, yes... Here's a creative approach. The timeline shows where in the US events occurred in that year. try it.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Internet Public Library: History
Since we've been visiting a few index sites, I thought I'd go ahead and toss in our very old friend here. Celebrating their 10th anniversary!

Friday, June 24, 2005

TeacherXpress - The Education Web - All in One Place - For Busy Teachers: Category: History KS1 and 2
"This web site is a testbed for advanced adaptive automation techniques ...Software robots manage the page...they are all the product of genetic programming." The result is a whole lot of links - on history and other topics. Also of interest here,
History KS3 and 4

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Lives, the Biography Resource "The largest guide to posthumous biography sites on the Web"
We don't usually put text collections in this space, but this wonderful site reminds us all that history is the story of real people.

Awhile back we were "stuck" in the Library of Wooster High School--a palace of a school for these parts; a complex which could only be built with private money. In the center of the library was a shelving unit unique among the HS libraries we'd seen...yet my grandparents would know the stack well. It was Biographies. Well written, complimentary, thoughtful biographies of people who gave us all the freedoms. inventions, and arts we have. Not tomes, but readable stories. We need more of that.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Port of Entry: Immigration Library of Congress
Today's item uses no sound or animation..but it is more interactive than many of the web resources we've seen. Since it includes handouts and teacher guides, with use of original source materials, it's a good example of an integrated web resource.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

M-learning : home
And the frontiers continue: " m-learning : learning in the palm of your hand m-learning is a pan-European research and development programme. It is aimed at young adults, aged 16 to 24, who are most at risk of social exclusion in Europe. They have not succeeded in the education system, cannot read and write..."

Monday, June 20, 2005

Moodle - A Free, Open Source Course Management System for Online Learning
You may know the genera as Blackboard Software, the online course management system. Moodle is open source; and seems to compete well with, or even exceed, the capabilities of Blackboard. Lots of articles review it.

Friday, June 17, 2005

mLearn 2005: 4th World Conference on Mobile Learning
What, your grant is conditional on me attending this? In South Africa?

Thursday, June 16, 2005

History Unbound: Interactive Explorations Wadsworth
A few examples from the subscription service of the text publisher. The full list of topics covered runs substanital. Given the mostly static nature of the examples, and the extremely small text on my monitor, I guess I'd recommend purchase only if they promise to use the money to add sound in the near future.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Spielvogel Interactive Maps Wadsworth
From the textbook publisher Wadsworth, some 58 somewhat interactive maps. Many more resources are available from the main Thompson / Wadsworth History page.

Monday, June 13, 2005

2004 Hurricane season CNN
Natural events often impact history (Like the catastrophe" of 535AD which launched the dark ages). This dynamic map tracks last year's deadly hurricanes.

Friday, June 10, 2005

The Shape of Things to Come Thomas B. Fordham Foundation
For those readers who don't think about education trends all that much, this sums it up nicely. I would add that if projects like this hit critical mass early, even more may change in five years.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Center for History and New Media George mason U.
This is growing into a really excellent resource. Includes end-learner websites, research on web-learning pedagogy, a syllabus finder, and more. Take a look around!

Monday, June 06, 2005

Death in Rome Game BBC History
Who killed Tiberius Claudius Eutychus?!

Wednesday, June 01, 2005