Visualizing Place - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
I solidified from this activity my views that collaborative learning is so helpful to students. I also solidified that my personal learning comes very easily when I am able to fiddle with whatever I am learning and teach others.
I can use this technology to give kids access to a “PowerPoint like” site for free. Haiku Deck also does a better job of being more readily shareable as well as being more user-friendly than PowerPoint. It does have less features however so for me this would be a toss up on which program to use dependent on what I wanted my kids to be able to do.
In terms of the assignment I could use this for an “about me” project if I kept the same formatting. I could also use the “mymaps” app to teach kids about their hometown geography and help explain the concept of “place” in a geographical sense.