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Digital Stortelling and Digital Cartography

Friday, June 26th, 2009

This week’s  MICDS Summer Teacher Institute workshops, which featured Alec Couros–Network Literacy and the Tools of Engagement, Kevin Jarrett–Literacy in the K-6 Classroom, and Kim Cofino–Connecting Across Continents, concluded yesterday with my dual topic session–Digital Storytelling and Digital Cartography.  These two topics, each of which could comprise a full day (or more) of learning and [...]

Google Earth: Upgrade, Embed, and Explore

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

My summer schedule, while far from relaxed, has afforded me opportunities to spend some “quality time” exploring a few of my favorite applications.  After David Jakes visited our campus a few weeks ago and gave a Google Earth workshop, I decided to dig a little deeper into this highly versatile and immensely powerful tool.  Here [...]

Blogging from METC: David Jakes

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

This afternoon I had the pleasure of attending David Jakes’ session, “21st Century Cartographers: Using Google Earth and Google Maps to Empower Student Learning.” The tips and techniques he shared would benefit novice and experienced Google users alike. While all of David’s resources are available here, I found these points from his presentation particularly valuable: [...]