Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sharing nicely!

Image above: Facebook traffic. Showing the interconnection of our world and potential to share.

Related sites to the Spatialworlds project
Spatialworlds website
Australian Geography Teachers' Association website
'Towards a National Geography Curriculum' project website
Geography Teachers' Association of South Australia website
Humsteach blog

Follow Spatialworlds on Twitter

Email contact

Where am I??
Adelaide, Australia: S: 34º 55' E: 138º 36'

The Internet has an amazing capacity to support teachers sharing ideas and resources. There is so much activity happening 24/7 on the Internet - this fact was really brought home to me last weekend at the GTAV conference when the site called “60 seconds on the Internet” was showcased. It is heartening that a tiny part of all this activity is helping geography teachers to share and improve their knowledge and access to resources. I would like to think that blogs such as Spatialworlds, with Twitter, Google Groups and Google docs presentations are all going towards an interconnected and collegiate environment of sharing for geography teachers on a global scale.

The following sites from the UK certainly show that sharing is alive and well amongst UK geography teachers:

Whilst on free resources on the Internet to help support the teaching of 21st Century Geography, have a look at the Google Earth Official YouTube Channel to learn and share.  Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others. While talking about Google Earth, go to Google Earth lessons for some amazing ideas.

These are just a few examples of sharing of resources on the Internet.  I am sure it will only increase as Twitter and other Internet sharing programs gain currency and popularity amongst geography teachers (even those currently computer illiterate).

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