Interacting with Maps

now many options for using online maps in the classroom.  The most useful online maps are: maps.live.com maps.google.com earth.google.com maps.yahoo.com Each have their own good and weak points.  Added to these, there is a growing range of tools which you can use to add to your online map use. You can annotate Google Maps with QuikMaps www.quikmaps.com. This allows you to add icons, text, lines and scribbles to the Google…

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Digital Storytelling

We have been doing a lot of work with schools over the past two years usingPhotoStory, a free tool from Microsoft – yes I did say free from Microsoft.  Easy to use and great for combining photos, text and music, it is being used to great effect by young pupils to create stories in history, gaeilge, CSPE and for project work in general.  To get you started, have a look…

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