Showing posts with label ABC News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ABC News. Show all posts

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mapeas - World News on a Map

Mapeas is a new service for geographically exploring the news. Mapeas places sports, entertainment, business, science, and general news stories on a map. Click any circle on the map to zoom-in on a location and select a story. Stories are provided by ABC, NBC, Fox, the Associated Press, and AFP. Stories are linked to articles for further reading and or to videos.

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for the link.

Applications for Education
Mapeas could be a great resource for anyone that requires students to read global news stories. Students can locate stories by location which provides a geographic context for the stories they read.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
The Full Wiki - Wikipedia Meets Google Maps
Mashpedia - The Real-time Encyclopedia
Nachofoto - Realtime Image Search

Monday, November 9, 2009

More Videos About the Berlin Wall 20 Years Ago

Perhaps because it was one of the iconic television moments of my childhood (I was into the news even as an 11 year-old), but I have become very interested in finding videos from the Fall of Berlin Wall twenty years ago. Here are three videos of ABC News reports from November 9th and 10th (I remember watching these because at the time one of my uncles was a producer for ABC News).

November 9th, 1989 - The Berlin Wall Falls

November 9th, 1989 - Beyond the Brandenburg Gate

November 10th, 1989 - Celebration at the Berlin Wall

Applications for Education
None of our K-12 students today remember anything of the Cold War or a divided Germany. These videos could be useful for showing students how relieved some people felt when the Berlin Wall came down.

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