Sunday, July 29, 2012

Geotagging media: Connecting your classroom, club, and personal photos to the map

A brand new publication from Carte Diem Press...the perfect compliment to your field work, school trip or outdoor curriculum.

Geotagging Media: Connecting Your Classroom, Club and Personal Photos to the Map

Learn the ins and outs of geotagging media! This book includes methods, software, tools, best practices and ways to integrate geotagging into school and other student environments. Dr. Tom Baker and Roger Palmer bring years of experience and student-tested expertise to this work. It's easy to use and will have you geotagging tomorrow!

Order online at GISetc.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Webinar: 10 Tips for Easy Geotagging in Any Classroom

Wednesday, April 18, 20128pm Eastern/ 7pm Central/6pm Mountain/5pm Pacific 

Geotagging, using pictures and other digital files to support student inquiry, fieldwork, and data analysis, can be a simple and fun ways to engage students in GIS and GPS.  Student data, photos, and recorded audio can build on interactive basemaps and allow students to tell their own "geostories" about a place or phenomenon.  Ideal for earth and environmental science and geography teachers, this webinar will only use tools that are free and web-based, allowing educators to use tomorrow.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Flickr Photo Viewer, for Current Events in the Classroom?

Here's an interesting web application that lets you do a keyword search in Flickr and then maps the images with a marker and thumbnail.

What you can do:

    * Find a location in the world in a flash.
    * Search flickr photos with your desired keywords.
    * Explore flickr photos that are taken after a specified date.
    * Click on the small thumbnail to enjoy the whole picture.

Perhaps the best use of this tool is to combine the date and keyword search, to track photos streaming into Flickr during or after an event.  Should be great for exploring current events in the classroom!

For science class, search for crocus or other phenological indicators and set a start date of February 7 for example.