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HSIE Win 8 Apps

A board of Win 8 apps for the HSIE Classroom to use on desktops, laptops and mobile devices.

ChronoZoom // is an educational tool for teachers and students who want to put historical events in perspective. A great many resources have been created already in ChronoZoom for your enjoyment and enlightenment.

ChronoZoom for Windows app for Windows in the Windows Store

apps.microsoft.com

This BBC Earth Wonders app // showcases some of the most beautiful BBC natural history content, taken from landmark series such as Planet Earth, Frozen Planet and Life, along with stunning images from world-renowned natural history photographers.

This BBC Earth Wonders app // showcases some of the most beautiful BBC natural history content, taken from landmark series such as Planet Earth, Frozen Planet and Life, along with stunning images from world-renowned natural history photographers. We won’t give it all away now, of course, but with this app you’ll learn an astonishing fact (or two) about the diminutive spectral tarsier, one of the world’s most unusual and secretive primates.

2020: My Country // 2020: My Country is the follow-up to the smash-hit, city-building strategy game My Country. In this new game, you build and manage a futuristic metropolis from a chain of island cities in a deeper, more-engrossing sequel that expands on everything that made the original game great! In the sequel, players manage the lives of their happy, productive citizens as they make their way across the city in flying cars.

BingMaps Preview // Experience the next generation of the Bing Maps app. Featuring stunning 3D world and city views, the Bing Maps Preview app puts you at the center of a smart, personalized experience that saves you time and helps you get things done. It’s Personal. Need to get there on time? Personalized traffic alerts keep an eye on the traffic for your favorite routes and alert you when there are delays. Looking for something local that you’ll love?

Bing Maps // Experience the next generation of the Bing Maps app. Featuring stunning 3D world and city views, the Bing Maps Preview app puts you at the center of a smart, personalized experience that saves you time and helps you get things done. It’s Personal

News360 // gathers news articles and blog posts around the web and, by learning what you enjoy, brings you content that you’ll find interesting and important.

AU Newswire // brings a comprehensive collection of all the best news providers in Australia within a touch, click and a swipe away. With an inbuilt database of over 200 news feeds (that can be updated online) - you can browse, read and locate everything you want inside this app - no need to wade through the internet or other dedicated apps again.

Sky News // Sky News brings you the latest breaking news and top stories, together with Live Sky News TV, so that you can keep up to date with all the latest stories, whatever you are doing.

Adobe® Reader® // is the free, trusted leader for reliably viewing and interacting with PDF documents across platforms and devices. Adobe Reader Touch has been specially designed for the new Windows 8 Touch user interface to give you a great experience working with PDF documents on your Windows 8 Tablet. Adobe Reader Touch works with a keyboard and mouse, but desktop users with keyboard and mouse may prefer to install and use Adobe Reader XI.

World Atlas by National Geographic // Unlike other map applications, the World Atlas by National Geographic utilizes our highest resolution map images, providing you the same rich detail, accuracy, and artistic beauty found in our award-winning wall maps and bound atlases. The app is preloaded with 3 different styles of world maps, down to country-level detail.

Population Clock HD // Population Clock HD is a tool for learning about geography and demographics. It uses gorgeous maps with simulation of births and deaths to estimate the growth of the population in each country of the World. This app uses data from CIA World Factbook and WorldBank.

Roman Empire // is a fast paced strategy game where you, as a new Caesar, will conquer Europe. You will have for it almost 500 years, starting in 753 BC and finishing when Rome was at its greatest extent - around 117 AD. Drag your units between cities to attack enemies or defend your cities from attack. To win, use the right tactic and take over all villages and cities.

Geography Quiz Game // Geography exam will never bother you again! Get “Geography Quiz” app and upgrade your knowledge on country flags and capital cities around the world! Link countries with their capital city! Recognize the country by the shape of its borders! Identify flag design, select official language and historic sites of a country!

CoolStreet // is a cloud-based micro-economic simulation game in which players own competing pizza shops on ‘CoolStreet. ’ Pizza shop owners contend for business against each other by configuring their shops in such a way as to maximize market share and earnings.

Where in the world is Mona Lisa? // Have you ever wanted to travel the world and see famous monument and buildings? Do you want to learn about different countries, cultures and be an international detective? You get do all that and more for FREE in "Where in the World is Monolisa? Free"!

Clean Energy // is an app where you can find the best and important and most useful methods to save energy. A complete and precise guide about saving energy, specially based on Power Consumption. Features: • Fully research based application to Saving Energy. • The Research results on How to save energy by applying most useful techniques. • Fully Different User Interface Designed.

Back in Time // will take you on a stunning exploration of the history of our Universe, Earth, Life and Civilization. A journey through time where each event is documented with social and historical context, several images, an illustrative timeline and little-known interesting facts. Custom made animations bring those events to life, creating an interesting, immersive learning experience.

Stickman 2D: Evolution // The magic of stickman drawing brought to life on your screen! In Stickman 2D: Evolution, you will draw each stickman you send into battle. How well you draw determines how healthy your stickman is. You then send them to capture diverse objectives such as guard towers and village bonuses, with the ultimate goal of winning each battle and moving on to the next Age of stickman evolution.

Stickman 2D: Evolution app for Windows in the Windows Store

apps.microsoft.com

Today In History // delivers you interesting facts on what happened in this particular day across the years.

News Bento // The most fluid and beautiful news reader on Windows 8! Now support OPML import! * Smooth and fluid UI. Designed and now optimized for Surface RT! * Seamlessly roam feed tiles to other machines * Fully support portrait mode and snapping * Beautiful magazine view * Full interaction with touch, mouse, and keyboard "News Bento – The Best News Reader App in the Store" -- McAkins Online.

National Zoo App // Based on the popular National Zoo app for Windows Phone, the National Zoo app brings the animals of the National Zoo to your Windows 8 desktop! Features • Live Web Cams • Get Twitter updates • View pictures from Flickr • See upcoming events happening at the National Zoo • Share Photos and Tweets

Human Rights App // The App provides the full information of Human Rights and makes the people inspire to follow the human rights. You can also get the information here on Human Rights based on the charter of United Nations. Features: • Full Human Rights Information in categorized form. • Fully Research Based information about Human Rights. • Fully Unique Branding (Unique Logo Designing & Graphics Designing)

my History Digest // My History Digest is a carefully selected daily news collection for anyone having a passion for history and archeology. You can subscribe to the magazine or enjoy our free content including one main feature from each issue and one day’s nuggets each week.

On This Day // Discover history in a whole new and entertaining way. 'On This Day' shows when important historical figures and leading figures of recent history were born and have died, along with information about their places of birth and death. Additionally, you get a compact description of highlights from their lives. In case you're interested in further details, the Wikipedia article about a person is just one click away.