Monday, August 13, 2007 at 1:03 PM
David Bellel, a semi-retired computer coordinator from the New York City public school system, has created a series of video maps that can be used by social studies teachers to educate kids on the history of various neighborhoods in New York City.
Queen's Jazz Trail -- Homes of Jazz Greats and other notables in Queens, NY.
Famous & Infamous Manhattan: East Village -- A tour based on "A Colorful Walking Tour of New York's Most Notorious Crime Sites" by Andrew Roth.
In David's own words: "I've found in my years as a NYC public school teacher that many kids' knowledge of the city only extends to the 10 square block area of their neighborhoods. Perhaps the creation of libraries of city-wide Quicktime VR movies can provide some help in broadening their horizons."
To learn more about David's work, check out his website.