3 March 2010: GeoApps
GeoApps are applications which permit learners to connect concepts to geography. Google Maps is a browser-based Geo-application environment, and Google Earth is a software-based GeoApp. We'll explore both and learn how to use resources created by others as well as make our own.
All "Quarterly Checkup Quiz 1" submissions graded, along with all "MiniProject 1 (VoiceThread) submissions! If you have questions or find an error, please talk with Wes in class or send a WebCT message!
Not all weekly scribe / summary blog posts graded. If you're not "in" our scribes blog, please send Wesley a WebCT message!
New Quizes available in WebCT:
Quarterly Checkup Quiz 2 (for weeks 3, 4 and 6)
MiniProject 2 (either Google Site or Google Map assignment) - Rubrics are coming!
Activity: Collaborative "Favorite Places" Map
Add a place marker identifying your favorite place.
Add content to the place marker using the rich text editing tools.
Advanced: Add an image or other media to the place marker using the HTML editor.
Explore some of your colleagues favorite places...
Create an original Google Map on a topic of your choice which:
Includes at least 10 placemarks
Includes some text, hyperlinks, and images on the placemarks
At least 3 of the hyperlinks should go to a relevant WikiPedia page.
LOTS more GeoApp resources from Wesley's November 2009 GWE presentation in Austin, Texas.
What is the link to your blog reflection from week 8, on Watch Sam's EduTopia Digital Youth Portrait?