Edition 53 – Maths, Islam, and Refugees

addition to the edtech archive
Refugee Republic: in-depth interactive examination of life in a refugee camp
Greetings! Here are a few additions to my Edtech Archive, a collection of more than 8000 free online educational resources. This edition offers great resources for learning about life in a Refugee camp, the differences between Sunni and Shi’a Islam, and elementary maths.
  •  documentary, journalism, data visualization, refugees, human rights, interactives,
    addition to the edtech archive
    Refugee Republic: in-depth interactive examination of life in a refugee camp

    video, statistics: Refugee Republic : Everyday life in a refugee camp.  – A visual look at the Domiz refugee camp in the Kurdish controlled area of Northern Iraq. Though it was designed to accommodate 35,000 people, the Domiz camp is now home to over 55,000 refugees. Here you can learn about the construction of the camp and the lives of its inhabitants through personal stories, videos, and interactive graphics. This is truly great site.

  • islam, shi’a, sunni, religion, foreign affairs: The Sunni-Shia Divide – Sectarian
    addition to the edtech archive
    The Sunni/Shi’a Divide: an excellent overview on the differences between the two sects and their consequences

    conflict is becoming entrenched in a growing number of Muslim countries and is fracturing Iraq and Syria. Tensions between Sunnis and Shias, exploited by regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran, could reshape the future Middle East. From the Council on Foreign Relations comes this exploration of the differences between the Sunni and Shi’a factions of Islam, its historical origins, the differences in practising the faith, and modern political consequences.

  • maths, mathematics, games, interactives:  flash.hoodamath.com – have fun with
    addition to the edtech archive
    Hoodmath: a few fun interactives for practising your fractions

    fractions with these interactive games designed for elementary school aged children.

til next time… peace and love

Paul