Geography skills play a significant part in forming connections with a greater world, a world that is bigger than our own backyard. Attendees will learn how to engage students and make geography real and tangible by creating connections through technology. Understanding is directly related to being able to connect new material, facts, ideas, and concepts to previously learned knowledge.
21st century skills not only include being able to make connections, but also communicate as well as collaborate with others. In an effort to increase geography skills and interest in other people and cultures, while emphasizing the fact that geography is all around us, the presenter used tools such as blogs, maps, geotagged images and videos. The presentation will highlight concrete projects, examples, ideas, and collaborative tools to enhance and develop geography skills and global awareness.