I seem to blogging a lot about new tools at the moment, and here’s another great one. I have to thank Ian Usher (he of the very large camera) for this one who tweeted the suggestion to look at it while I was talking about Mapwing at Teachmeet.
Sign up is free, although, as is often the case, there are premium options and editing a map is very simple indeed. One of the features I really like is that on set up you can define who can edit the map: only you, anyone, or just named email addresses – in effect a map wiki. Adding points on to the map is extremely easy, as is adding notes and links. It can automatically link to Photobucket if you have an account so that you can add images (Flickr would be nice, too, please). And, for the more adventurous you can add HTML code to a tag, which may mean you can link to images, possibly embed video etc although I am yet to explore this feature.
The map embedded above is a map of schools and individuals who have a Creative Blogs site. There is loads of great practice going on at these schools and if you are a teacher at one of them and want to edit the very rudimentary notes I’ve provided, drop me a line and I’ll add you to the edit list.