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).

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  1. PLATFORM #1: TWITTER
  2. 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.  
  3. 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. 
  4. PLATFORM #2: SCOOP.IT
  5. 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). 
  6. This link titled "knowledge base" explains many of the finer points of how to use scoop.it
  7. Building this website will be a collaborative effort.  After you have a class This will be a
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