On the wire – Art, maps, science, ITGS, social media and advertising

This is a general update of the material I have found on the wire this week. There stuff for art, history and social studies, ITGS and computer studies as well as economics and social studies

1. An essential guide to digital photography – http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/essential-guide-digital-photography-pdf/ - This is a useful resource from the Make use of team. Well worth investigating and using in you art/photography classes. This Scribd digital book is worth looking at too. http://www.scribd.com/doc/19442574/Absolute-Beginners-Guide-to-Digital-Photography

2. History maps for teachers & students  – http://etc.usf.edu/maps/index.htm -  This is a resource from Florida’s Education clearinghouse. This site gives you access to a broad range of maps useful in social studies and history.

3. Moonbase Alpha – http://store.steampowered.com/app/39000/ – this is a steam powered simulation/game of a a moon base, called moonbase alpha. The product is produced by NASA and is a free resource. Worth investigating for its obvious links to science. It laso has interesting opportunities for cross curricula studies to.

4. Google and social media – http://mashable.com/2010/07/09/google-social-media-attempts/ – this is a info-graphic examining googles venture’s into social media. My word they have been busy, but thats very google. An interesting resource for ITGS, computer studies and anyone interested in social media and its evolution.

5. Admongo – http://www.admongo.gov/ this is a US government website that examines advertising. With resources for teachers, parents and students this is an interesting website to visit and use for economics, humanities etc. This is a resource focused at 8-12 year olds

and finally this from life hacker – the 5 best WYSIWYG HTML editors – a good article and worth reading – http://lifehacker.com/5579328/five-best-wysiwyg-html-editors

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