All: MACUL 16 #3 Resources/Ideas

Rich Kiker is only one of five Google Education Partners and provided a wealth of resources for teachers during his presentation. Although the few resources highlighted below might be helpful to all teachers, they are especially helpful to Social Studies teachers.

  • Google News
    • Google News is a computer-generated news site that aggregates headlines from news sources worldwide, groups similar stories together and displays them according to each reader’s personalized interests.

      Google News offers links to several articles on every story, so you can first decide what subject interests you and then select which publishers’ accounts of each story you’d like to read. Click on the headline that interests you and you’ll go directly to the site which published that story.

  • Google Cultural Institute
    • Discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world. Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail, from hidden gems to masterpieces and Create your own galleries and share favorite finds with friends.
  • Geoguesser
    • A web-based geographic discovery game that uses a semi-randomized Google Street View location and requires players to guess their location in the world using only the clues visible.
  • Google Treks
    • A great resource for providing students views of various places on earth they may never see in person. Students can check out behind-the-scenes images, stories, and even audio files explaining what it was like to take/create Street View photos of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world’s tallest building; the Canadian Arctic; Mt. Everest; the Grand Canyon; Australia’s Great Barrier Reef; the Amazon Basin; and the Kennedy Space Center.
  • Google Constitute
    • Constitute offers access to the world’s constitutions that users can systematically compare them across a broad set of topics — using an inviting, clean interface.

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