Wednesday, March 19, 2008

100th Post

This has been a while coming...

The first item in this post is the completion by Mark Beaumont of his round the world cycle trip. It is not too late to support
The 195 day trip was followed by Scottish geographer Val Vannet, who posted a daily update of where Mark was that day, using Google Earth and a range of other resources to locate him, and check out the amazing geography of the place that he was travelling to...
Check out the ARTEMIS web site, and the GEOBLOGGING WITH MARK blog, which is being labelled up, so that you can use it to explore the world.
Why not MAKE A DONATION to Mark's charities if you haven't already.

Also check out some great resources at the THINKINGEOGRAPHY blog of Dr Andrew Lee, who currently teaches in China. This includes the recent addition of a superb new resource using Google Earth in an exciting and original way, which I have missed out on using this year as I have just finished my China unit, but would be good to have some additional materials for next year.

Here's the description from the website:

LifeTrips with GoogleEarth is a new website attached to a Wikispace which allows you to look at the lives of people in different cities. Using Google Earth it tracks the day paths of people who live throughout the world and helps people connect with people in their own city, or in a city across the world.

The site can be visited by anyone, though school students, in association with their teachers may contribute to the site by registering, and then publishing material to the wikispace.

This website provides an index for the Wikispace in which the site’s assets reside.

LifeTrips with GoogleEarth is an invitation to communicate.

Check out the movies on people who live in BANGKOK, and the instructions are also provided on the website. This is a super resource.

Also has a great blog, with posts such as THIS ONE.

One to check out...

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