#GeoEdChat 2: How do you use social media and Web 2.0 resources to teach about geography? A think piece by Kevin Suess.

The second #GeoEdChat will be this Wednesday at 8 p.m. Eastern and the topic will be on how geography teachers are using Web 2.0 technology and the Internet to better their teaching. As the classroom becomes more digital and schools begin to offer 1:1 technology and Bring Your Own Device(BYOD) for students, the options for interacting and collaborating becomes limitless. Not only do students have a multitude of options regarding this technology but geography teachers do as well. As we approach the upcoming #geoedchat, here are some things to consider:

1. How are you using Facebook, Google Drive/Hangouts, Skype, Twitter, and other social media to interact with other professionals and content area experts around the world? How have you used these tools to bring the outside world into your classroom?

2. What websites/resources (Scoop.it, Diigo, Google Drive, Evernote etc.) have you found useful to curate and document the plethora of geography related resources for your professional development and for the enrichment of your students?

3. How have you used these tools within the classroom to help with geography related learning specifically with students?

3. Are there other tools online that you have discovered that help bring the outside world into your classroom?