Why do elementary kids get to have all the fun? Why do they get to color and play and move around during class? Why can't older students have some fun too? Well, they can. I began using learning centers in my high school geography classes many years ago and I will never go back. I … Continue reading Learning Centers for Middle & High School? YES!
In my last Google Earth post, I focused on many of the the new features that Google has chosen to include in their new online version. Today I’d like to show you how Google wants you to create a MyMap and how you can view them in the online version of Google Earth. This is … Continue reading New Online Google Earth Tutorial: Part III
In #worldgeochat we’ve talked at length about moving away from strict memorization of countries and locations around the world. It is becoming more and more agreed upon that spending all this time on filling out maps for the sole purpose of memorization is not an effective use of class time. I agree with this sentiment … Continue reading Geography Gaming
Last week I talked about a few tips to get you started using the new online version of Google Earth. If you’d like to review those talking points you can check the post out here. Today I’d like to focus on a few more aspects of the new Google Earth that will improve your experience … Continue reading New Online Google Earth tutorial: Part II
A previews of #worldgeochat May 23,2017 edition where we chat about Google Earth.
I've been a patient man. So…. you might have heard that I like @GoogleEarth. I've been waiting for Google to release an online version of Google Earth for some time that I could have students use to create content without having to load it on their personal computers at home, or bog down the computers … Continue reading The New Google Earth
Okay, okay. You're probably going to think, "There she goes! Always talking about Mystery Skype..." But guys. It's wicked important! Skype has practically been my best friend since Spring 2011. I studied abroad in Rome during my junior year of college, and it was the first time I truly had ever been away from home. … Continue reading Mystery Skype
It has been so long since I’ve done a written reflection on a chat. The last time I did one was almost a year ago but I’m excited to dig into this week's edition of #worldgeochat. What's so exciting is that the topic of blended/flipped learning is currently at the forefront of pedagogy as more … Continue reading How can you use blended learning with limited technology?
In #worldgeochat I’m more or less known as the guy who LOVES @GoogleEarth (It’s true… I really do love it… in fact I’m not sure there’s a word invented yet to describe how I feel about it…. But I digress). I’ve used Google Earth as a foundation for my instruction since it was introduced in … Continue reading A Google Earth Heresy
This week, we are talking about Blended Learning in #worldgeochat! Not familiar with what Blended Learning is? Here are a few resources to check out: What You Need to Know About Blended Learning Seven Keys to Blended Learning Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom - video from Edutopia Here are this week's questions: How … Continue reading Blended Learning – #worldgeochat – 4.4