Online Educational Tools
This is a primer on how to use online resources for geography students so they can learn more about the world by participating in global conversations (not just hearing about them).
- PLATFORM #1: TWITTER
- This is a practical "how to" twitter guide for geography teachers and students. Below are some tweets that I found interesting and worth sharing with my RIC students.
- This list is a sample of people and organization that I think might be interesting to follow. Twitter isn't about broadcasting to the world at first; it is about gathering a personalized information stream based on your interests.
- PLATFORM #2: SCOOP.IT
- Before we use scoop.it, we need to understand what content curation is. In an era of information overload, finding the right information is a very valuable skill. Curators can help you find the right sort of information, and learners can deepen their knowledge as they curate. For your class blog, I recommend using this platform to archive all you resources. After you post something in scoop.it, you can use the class hashtag #geog400ric, and send out a tweet (on facebook or other social media platforms).
- This link titled "knowledge base" explains many of the finer points of how to use scoop.it
- Building this website will be a collaborative effort. After you have a class This will be a
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