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Below are links to online resources that you may find helpful from time to time.
Let me know if you find a good resource for students to use and I'll add it to the list below:

Other KC Teacher Wikispaces:
Mr. Bates
Mr. McFarland
KC Book Talks
Mrs. Heilman



Reputable international affairs journal and magazines:


The Economist: http://www.economist.com
Foreign Policy: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/
BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Foreign Affairs: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/
The New York Times: http://global.nytimes.com/




Classroom Resources:

World Atlast.com Clickable atlas website, that has tons of info and maps for everywhere in the world.

Atlas Game: Owl & Mouse Map Puzzles, a great map quiz practice. You find the country or the capital.

Macro History: A World Report Resource site:
TED Site Ideas worth Discussing
Bibliotheca Alexandria: Virtual Reference Library Project Site
Internet Public Library : or IPL for short, is an index of resources that anyone can use.


Yale Online Video Lectures: Ever want to sit in on a course taught at Yale?
You get no college credit for listening, but of course it you are not paying Yale's tuition either. :-)

New York Metropolitian Museum:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest and finest art museums.
Its collections include more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years
of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe.

Museum Box: This site provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. What items, for example, would you put in a box to describe your life; the life of a Victorian Servant or Roman soldier; or to show that slavery was wrong and unnecessary? You can display anything from a text file to a movie. You can also view and comment on the museum boxes submitted by others.

60 in 60 minutes; Cool weblink with various classroom ideas, concepts, and links.
10 Links for Social Studies Teachers. Free weblinks for classroom ideas.
101 Tech tools for Teachers: Cool link site which has all sorts of cool links for the classroom.

Prezi.com (Similar to power point) You will have to register to create a student account. Prezi lets you bring your ideas into one space and see how they relate, helping you and your audience connect. Zoom out to see the big picture and zoom in to see details — a bit like web-based maps that have changed how we navigate through map books.


Classtools.net This website provides templates to create free educational games, quizzes, activities and diagrams in seconds!
Has some great resources to for the Promethean Board.

Khan Academy.org The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. It's not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

Flash Board Games: This was designed by a teacher for use in the classroom as a Smart-Board review game. This site has all of the tools needed to create a free review game, download the game for free, and play in your classroom.


Video What is Piktochart? Tutorial (11:46 min)
Video How to use Piktochart in the Classroom? (15:47 min)



Collaborative Links

(links that allow students to work together)

Drop In :UUse drop.io to privately share your files and collaborate in real time by web, email, phone, mobile, and more. Create each drop in two clicks and share what you want, how you want, with whom you want.

http://lucidchart.com/ This site allows kids to create a flow chart, or way of illustrating a graphic organizer to explain complex processes or ideas.

WEBSPIRATION
Link: www.Webspirationclassroom.com
Organization: KCH
Login: your last name first name. (no commas or spaces)
Password: Your Student ID #
About Webspiration: Use this site to map out ideas, organize with outlines and collaborate online with teams or colleagues. Webspiration unleashes your creativity, strengthens organizational skills, and transforms your ideas and information into knowledge.

SURVEY MONKEY: Create your own online surveys and have other students take them. Report the findings back to the class, or gather data on important social issues.

QUIZLET
Want to make your own quiz or flashcards to help you study? Try Quizlet
Here is a promo-video that briefly shows what Quizlet does and how it can help you study.
Our Karns City Password is: Gremlin This should get you into any of our pre-made KC study groups.

KC GOOGLE DOCS:
This allows students to work and edit the same program at the same time.
The link is as follows: http://www.google.com/a/karnscity.k12.pa.us

LOGIN
Your login name is lastnamefirstname and then the password on the link to Google docs on Edline.
You may then be asked to confirm your account, and will also be given an educational G-mail address.
New this year is the change in password restrictions. Passwords now have to be 8 characters in length. Your password is your Student ID# Plus the letters 'kc'. Example:123456kc




TO SHARE A DOCUMENT: To share they just need to type in the person's username@karnscity.k12.pa.us.





Cool Videos or Motivational Links


Here is a neat RSA Animation that discusses what might be the best way to motivate people?
Another RSA Animation on a new approach for Education

Problem Solver: Can you solve the bridge riddle? TED Ed Video (3:49 min)

Want to see what other kids from around the world eat for lunch?
http://todayilearned.co.uk/2011/04/20/what-kids-of-the-world-eat-at-school/

The Eisenhower Matrix: TED ED video on how to manage tasks. (Time 2:24 min)
The Cornell Note taking method: LINK

Why Liberal Arts Education is Important: 2015, Video By: Fareed Zakaria (3:11 min)
Big Think: Video Fareed Zakaria STEM & the Liberal Arts were a couple (2:20 min)

Brian Grazen: 'Want to hang out with A-Listeners?" Video (2:36 min)

What is History For? -School of Life Video (4:13 min)



FROM THE TEXTBOOK (HOLT) COMPANY


Holt Atlas (Online Atlas, good for researching map work)

Current Events Listing: (We are concerned about world events) By; Holt

Holt Researcher (World)

http://my.hrw.com/



Country Resources (Brochure links)


BBC News Country Profiles

High School Ace (British Schools Resource)

CIA World Fact Book (This is the end-all resource on Country info)

Infoplease.com (Atlas & Almanac, has pretty much anything you need on countries)
Also see this Almanac Link too.





Pennsylvania State Standards Stuff

Haven't checked your grade in a while? You should go to Edline, which I update every couple of weeks so people can keep up on their grades for the class.
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Other helpful or creative websites:==

Newspaper Creator Website.

Fact Generator Website

Facebook Generator (Power Point File)

Need help studying for map quizzes??? If so, try shepardsoftware.com This is a site that lets you drill (online) by clicking on various maps.

Time Line Index

Make pictures talk, try this Blabberize site.

Crossword Puzzle Generator website.

Cool way to make your own White Board for under $50

A really interesting look at how technology and the Global World Economy are shaping our world. 6 min presentation

Online Chart Builder: Hohli

A Famous People who's who portrait in World History. See if you recognize any of these folks?

Class Tools.net Website full of classroom ideas, and cool links.

Batch Geo: Website that allows you to copy/paste data, and then plot a map

Time Toast: Want to make a timeline? This site helps you generate them.

Kahoot! Fantastic little quiz tool that can be used for students to play a review game/survey.