My second day at BETT was more of the same really. I probably spent a little too long socialising than hitting stands, but this is the one time of the year where all the companies I train for are all in one place – so it’s great to get to catch up with everyone.
Day 2 was the start of TeachMeet Takeover, where companies graciously gave up a little of their stand time to teachers, and allow them to speak to an audience about things that they are doing. It is an excellent idea, and one I hope carries on next year. I spoke to a few stands who hadn’t heard of it, but would be interested in doing it next year once they heard what it was all about.
Anyway, I did manage to catch the presentation by Ollie Bray about ways he’s been using different Google Earth “mash up” sites which allow you to use Google Earth (and Maps) in very creative ways.
Look at the effects of rising sea levels with Flood Maps.
Use odd shaped buildings as letters to send messages with Geogreeting
Send smoke signals with Map Message.
Thanks Ollie for the great ideas, I need to go and have a play with these sites (and the others you showed) to see how I could use them.
Teachmeet takeover takes place again today and tomorrow, so if you are at BETT then do pop along to one of the talks. You can find the programme over on the Teachmeet Wiki here.