Pinterest is a social media site which allows users to 'curate' their own pin board of images. My own Pinterest board has a series of other boards representing projects that I have worked on, or particular interests. You can click on the boards I follow to uncover other useful accounts, and then follow the trails where they lead. You are guaranteed to find a range of interesting, useful and amusing images that could be added to your gallery of images for classroom use.
Skitch is an app available across all platforms which enables users to capture an image (screenshot or camera) and then annotate it in various ways. The resulting image is synchronised with an Evernote account, which means it can be accessed from other machines. A range of annotations are possible, and this would make it a useful app for geography fieldwork.
Commander Chris Hadfield is a Canadian astronaut who has been aboard the International Space Station and spends some of his spare time between experiments tweeting images that he has taken of the Earth from space - and what stunning images they are...
Follow the Twitter feed for daily views of our planet from the edge of space...
A useful web tool which enables users to create their own atlas. Choose from a range of base maps and additional data to build a customised atlas. Add text and graphics, or browse some existing atlases which have been made. The tool requires a simple installation, which enables maps to be created and embedded onto websites. A useful user guide has been created for the site. A nice way to make use of ESRI's mapping and data.
#framwhatmatters is an idea that has been developed by National Geographic. For 125 years, the Yellow Frame has been synonymous with the magazine which has explored the world. You can now download a yellow frame of your own to frame something that matters to you, then contribute it to the project. What matters to you ? What matters to your students ?
Africa is often seen in the media in a negative light. The news focusses perhaps on disasters, famines and instability.
The new Oxfam campaign for early 2013 focusses on making Africa famous for its landscapes instead.
The timing is good, to coincide with the BBC's 'Africa' series.
Typoeffects creates a high quality image overlaid with text of your choice. The details of the original images are rendered in words to create a visually interesting collage. Use them for summarising places as an alternative to Wordle or similar tools. Requires Microsoft Silverlight to be installed on your computer.