A gentle reminder ...

The goal of this blog initially was for Mr. Mc to show his students and friends what he doing while in Pennsylvania and DC in 2011. Now it's being used as a place for him, travelling colleagues and former students to discuss edumacation and history related "stuff" as well as ... well, anything which pops into his head. Mr. Mc would never knowingly embarrass either the school he loves or the family he is devoted to. By joining in the discussion, he expects the same of you.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Crowdsourcing with Google Maps-wanna play?

This is the Engine House at Harpers Ferry. Brown was captured here.

One of the tools we were shown today involved Google Maps. You can create your own maps and that has some cool implications for the classroom. I'm still playing with it but have created a map of places John Brown traveled while active in the abolition circuit.

The link is here.

The program isn't as user friendly as I am used to, but it probably points to my laziness more than anything else.

If you want, feel free to add a location. May I suggest looking to see if Brown was near you? My east coasters and Kansans, this is going to be easier for you but who know what we'll learn.

BTW-This is part of a class project so my smart-mouthed friends please note that ... (do I really need to finish this?). The only thing I ask is that you tell me where you got your information. Avoid wikipedia-I've already found a couple errors/questionable facts in their John Brown entries. About.com; ask.com; Jeeves; ...fall into the wiki category as well so avoid those too.

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