- What tools did you use? How did they work?
- How might you use these tools with your students?
I have had some experience with Mapping and Geolocation Tools. I am always amazed by the complexity of these tools. I was introduced by Google Lit Trips by the Web 2.0 guru, Meg Ormiston, at a librarian conference I attended a few years ago. I highly recommend that everyone take a look at the lit trips that are already made and posted on the Google Lit Trip site, but I also find it extremely stressful to even think about being able to create one of my own! When would I find the time to learn it, do it and then think about how to present it to my students? I’m overwhelmed right now. Maybe I could do it as my independent professional development project over the summer – that is a paid 12 hour window that perhaps might be a solution.
Secondly, I have tried this History Pin tool. I like the idea of it, but I’m trying to teach myself how to do it and I have just used a good hour attempting to do a history pin collection or tour of Central New York Underground Railroad sites. I just uploaded a number of jpegs and I’m hoping I can figure it out. This would be a nice value-added tour to give to my United States History teachers and students. The time factor is crucial for me and I’m not really sure I’m savvy enough with this site to use it yet.
I pinned my favorite vacation spot successfully and I’m loading the suggested Ipad Apps for Virtual Field Trips! I really liked pinning my vacation spot (on a number of levels as break approaches) and this might be a good activity to give teachers as bell ringers or geography review of important places that I can do in a minute.
I really like all of the resources provided, but the time I need to learn to use them is the ONLY problem.
I really like the list of I Pad apps. I visited Geoguessr and this might be a nice game for geography students. These are things that I can put into use almost right away as they are what I call “click and point” tools.
QR Codes and I get along just fine. Again, I just need time to develop something cool.
History Pin is really using some of my time today. I’m trying, but did anyone else find it clunky to use?
I’m going to go visit the Pinterest mobile games and the last links soon. Maybe I’ll post again, but I’m glad that I was able to get into my Cool Tools curriculum and projects. I really love this class and it offers me SO much information and knowledge that I can put to practical use. I really recommend this class to every educator in the world. Polly-Alida Farrington is doing a wonderful job – I can only imagine how much time you have invested in this course!! Wow!!