I love these two sites! Both will add another dimension to learning for students. World Mapper allows anyone to visualize data around the world. Daylife is the coolest news site I have found, love the images.
http://www.sasi.group.shef.ac.uk/worldmapper/index.html – Great visual mapping tool, collection of world maps where territories are resized according to subject of interest. 336 total maps, also available as PDF’s to download. Here is an example of from the web site. Worldmapper posters depicting nuclear waste, carbon emissions and HIV/AIDS were displayed at the recent Glastonbury festival. They were used as part of the ‘Give Geography its Place’ campaign. The photos were taken by Daniel Raven-Ellison, one of the campaign members.
http://www.daylife.com/highlights – Daylife is a multimedia news site which highligts news stories from around the world. Top of the page has tabs for content, main page is an image and along the bottom are thumbnails representing stories that are covered