Teaching Geoscience Online: In 2010, the On the Cutting Edge project hosted a virtual workshop where participants collaboratively authored a number of webpages on various issues related to online teaching about geoscience.
These resources were suggested by participants in the 2017 Teaching About Earth Online workshop held at Penn State University.
From the Workshop:
Engagement and Interaction Tools
- DropThought - Mechanism for gathering student feedback.
- Google Hangouts - Video conferencing option for meeting synchronously with students.
- Inkscape - Free and open source vector graphics editor
- Padlet ( This site may be offline. ) - Online collaboration platform
- Piazza - Free question and answer community platform.
- Popplet - Online platform for capturing and visually organizing ideas
- ProctorU - Provider of secure online testing.
- Yammer - Online collaboration platform
Online Data Sources
- Volcano Discovery - Interactive data on volcanic eruptions
- USGS Earthquake Viewer - Interactive map of recent earthquakes from the USGS
- GEODE: Google Earth for Onsite and Distance Education
- Mid-Atlantic Geo-Image Collection (MAGIC) - A GigaPan repository developed at Northern Virginia Community College featuring a growing collection of geologic images at many scales.
- Mid-Atlantic Geo-Image Collection (MAGIC) Virtual Field Trip Collection
- Earth Quiz - A Crowd-Sourced Resource for Teaching and Learning Geoscience
- Mid-Atlantic Geo Image Collection - 3D models of geological outcrops and samples
- The Ocean Observatory Initiative - Platforms and sensor systems measure physical, chemical, geological and biological properties and processes from the seafloor to the air-sea interface.
- EPA: Search for Superfund Sites Where You Live
- EPA: My Environment - Enter a zip code to get information about a particular locale.
- Earth Data - Access NASA Earth Science Data
- Ocean Tracks - Data source using data from tagged marine animals
- Google Earth Streamflow KML Files