Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Decade in Business - 120 Images and Articles

Through Jeffery Hill's English Blog I recently learned about the Guardian's Decade in Business infographic. The Decade in Business is comprised of 120 images representing various business stories from the past ten years. Click on any image in the infographic to learn more about that story. Most of the stories are based in Europe, but some have a more global basis.

Applications for Education
Teachers of economics may find The Decade in Business to be a good reference for students studying the ups and downs of the economy in the 21st century.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
The History of Credit Cards in the United States
Saving Money in Plain English and Other Economics Lessons
Interactive Timeline of the 08/09 Financial Crisis

Great Reference Lists from RefSeek

RefSeek is an academic search engine that I mentioned in a blog post last month. This morning I discovered that RefSeek has been building some excellent lists of resources for teachers and students. One such list is this list of 25 educational video sites. Another good list is RefSeek's directory of writing and grammar resources.

Applications for Education
RefSeek's reference directory lists enable users to quickly locate some of the best academic resources on the web. Included in the directory is a list of professional development resources for teachers.

Virtual Climb of Mount Everest

Last week, in advance of Discovery's Everest: Beyond the Limit series, I posted some information for teaching and learning about Mount Everest. Yesterday, I was exploring Google Earth and came across an excellent Google Earth tour of the South Col climbing route. The South Col route is the route that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay used on the first successful summit climb. The South Col route is also the most commonly used route and the route used in the third season of Discovery's Everest: Beyond the Limit.

Applications for Education
Google Earth tours are great for giving students a close-up perspectives of things that otherwise appear as just a dot on map. This Google Earth tour of Mount Everest's South Col route offers good views of the steps and camps along the way to the summit of Mount Everest.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Farther Than the Eye Can See
360 Degree View From the Peak of Mount Everest
Climbing Kilimanjaro

Image credit: Rupert Taylor-Price