REVISITED a Geography teacher's toolkit on the web
I. UTILITIES A. remote log in 1. LogMeIn.com Log into your home computer from wherever you are in the world. Just remember to leave it switched on! B. surveys 1. SurveyMonkey.com

How's My Teaching? Ask the students in confidence! C. social bookmarking 1. Delicious Utterly indispensable way to keep track of your favourite websites. Share your findings with others. Example: http://del.icio.us/noeljenkins D. RSS reader 1. Google Reader My favourite RSS reader. Let information come to you, rather than the other way around. E. teaching tools 1. Classtools.net Really useful Flash-based learning tools. The random name generator is a brilliant tool for questioning. F. remember stuff: 1. Rememberthemilk.com Some might find this site indispensable! G. GPS 1. GPS Visualizer Utterly essential web utility for processing GPS tracks II. MUSIC


A selection of sites that offer music that can be used freely in podcasts or movies A. Jamendo.com B. Freeplaymusic.com C. Podsafeaudio.com III. COLLABORATION A. blogs 1. Wordpress.com Free, easy to use blogging platform. One of the best ways to get students work, homework assignments, pictures and documents online. e.g. http://noeljenkins.wordpress.com/ 2. Blogger.com Free blogging platform. More likely to be filtered in schools. 3. Posterous No quicker way of posting things online. Instant blogging via email

B. wikis 1. pbwiki.com http://wwwrevisited.pbwiki.com/ 2. Wikispaces.com Very easy to use wiki with great support. Education accounts are currently free, with no adverts. Examples: http://juicygeography.wikispaces.com/ http://revisegeography.wikispaces.com/ C. self publishing Everyone can be a publisher. Good for a gifted and talented side-project? 1. Blurb.com 2. Lulu.com D. mind maps 1. Bubbl.us Really easy online mind maps. Mystifyingly this service is free and the diagrams can be easily shared. Example: » http://bubbl.us/view.php?sid=66229&pw=ya22.QgH4ch4INDI0WUMvUFNuU3BEUQ E. documents 1. Google Docs Everyone needs a Google account in order to access a huge range of useful services from maps to personalized desktops. Google Docs can be edited by multiple users and are stored online. Great for collaborative projects. 2. Slideshare.com Share and download presentations. Example: http://www.slideshare.net/juicygeography/using-google-apps-for-education 3. Rich Charts Live Make Flash charts from your fieldwork data and embed them in Google Earth F. web sites 1. Google Sites Create free web sites G. micro-blogging 1. Twitter.com Incredibly popular micro-blogging platform - update your friends with your news via a computer or mobile phone. Some teachers have been setting homework using Twitter.

H. annotation 1. Voicethread.com Add voice comments to pictures video and documents IV. CPD A. Forums / Communities Some examples of specialist teacher communities. The more you give, the more you get! 1. SLN forum (Geography) 2. EffectiveICT.co.uk B. Nings 1. KS3 Ning Supporting the revised National Curriculum 2. GA Ning Geographical Association network V. VISUAL A. Images 1. Flickr.com There are many other photo-sharing websites but Flickr has so many teacher-friendly features Example: http://flickr.com/photos/noeljenkins/ a. Splashr.com A way to display Flickr photos in the classroom. Example: http://splashr.com/show/desktop/24733850@N04/25/


b. Bubblr Add speech bubbles to photos c. Flickr Toys Do amazing things with photos. d. Dumpr Add special effects to photos 2. Picnik.com Photo editing. Links with Flickr. 3. Photoshopexpress.com

Online picture storage and editing. 4. Geograph One million Creative Commons photos and lots of teaching ideas B. Moving Images 1. Teachertube.com An alternative to You Tube that is less likely to be filtered. 2. YouTube.com One day ... In the meantime use Zamzar to show You Tube videos in school 3. Keepvid.com Download videos using this site. 4. Zamzar.com Really useful website for converting file formats including YouTube videos so they can be used in school 5. BBC class clips The BBC are putting hundreds of useful education clips online. Keep checking back. 6. Jumpcut.com Online video editing and remixing. Example: http://www.jumpcut.com/view/?id=BE1F4ECC723F11DB983A266C9A2E700D C. Cartoons 1. Toondoo.com A great way to promote creativity. 2. Pixton D. Virtual Reality These 360 views are brilliant on an IWB. Some require Quick Time. If you have a Pro version of QT it's possible to save the source file. 1. 360 cities Great source of panoramas that open seamlessly in Google Earth 2. WWP Amazing VR panoramas from around the world. Photography takes place on the solstices and equinoxes. 3. Digital Urban Lots of urban panoramas from the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL. 4. Panoramas DK Stunning full screen panoramas from around the world.

E. Posters 1. Glogster VI. SIX A. Wordle Brilliant way to visualize the most frequently occurring words in a block of text. http://wordle.net/gallery/Noel_on_Delicious B. Google Fight A great 5 second lesson feature. Pick a fight between any two words or ideas and let Google sort it out! C. Gapminder Wonderful tool for visualizing development data. For Geography and Maths teachers. D. Zentances Generate random words of wisdom. E. Visuwords A combination of graph and dictionary. F. Top 100 tools for learning 2008 Is your favourite learning tool here? VII. GOOGLE A. Google Earth API Demo applications at the moment - but the API will develop over time. No need to have Google Earth installed just a browser plug-in. 1. Monster Milk Truck 2. China Syndrome 3. Earth Atlas Brilliant demo of the GEarth API B. GMaps 1. G Maps / My Maps Create your own Google Map. Requires a Google log in. 2. Where's The Path? Really useful website that shows Google and OS maps side by side. C. KML 1. KML gallery Find new content for Google Earth D. voice recording



1. Vocaroo Record your voice and add to a placemark E. Google Earth v5 Noel Jenkins & Harry Hughes


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