The Year in Review
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What would you remember 2011 for?
Vote for event of the year!
(Tech Tip: No need to register to vote, only one vote per category per day per IP Address)
Teachers: Best to take a poll of ALL your classes for each category & add them up at end of the day & VOTE for the overall winner in each category!
You can also give the kids this link so they can vote from home!
shamelessly lifted from Richard Byrne's excellent blog Free Technology 4 Teachers
Argumentative Writing: You might ask students to view the map then defend to their classmates their choices for "most important story of the year."
Maps of World has produced a sixty second video review of 2011's most important stories.
(it's posted on the YouTubes but I converted it for ya using keepvid.com!)

"Maps of World has produced a neat interactive map of the world's most important news stories in 2011. The map is titled Remember 2011. Visitors to the map can click on the stories on the map to reveal more detailed information about each event. You can browse the stories on that map by clicking on locations. You can also browse by month through the timeline at the top of the map. You will find stories from the areas of politics, business, technology, and society. Maps of World encourages visitors to vote for what they think is the most important event of the year. (click INTERACTIVE map below to read more about events & to vote!)
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Applications for Education
The Remember 2011 map could be a great tool for students to use to review the year's most important stories."
You might ask students to view the map then defend to their classmates their choices for "most important story of the year."