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Powerpoints to help you get started

While I was looking around for general World Regional Geography materials to talk about in honor of the end of the semester I came across pppst.com or Pete’s PowerPoint Station. Pete’s is a filled with free presentations in PowerPoint format about a ton of topics from math to history to (you guessed it) geography. There are presentations for maps, human geography, physical geography and any region you can think of. These might be of use if you need to give a quick presentation or want some interesting images to include in your work. Check it out

2 thoughts on “Powerpoints to help you get started

  1. ” These might be of use if you need to give a quick presentation or want some interesting images to include in your work.” Just be sure you read the licensing; these materials are copyrighted but are freely available for classroom use.

  2. John,

    Always true! Of course my head is in classroom mode at this time of year so I take it for granted, but always make sure to check licensing. When I am searching for images on flickr the first thing I do is head to the advanced search and search for images with the appropriate Creative Commons license for my use case. Sadly, it isn’t as easy to search the web for only CC content and of course CC isn’t the only license that allows for broad use and even with CC there are certain licenses that are pretty strict. For instance we release the podcast and blog content under a non-commercial share alike license which means that if you can chop it up and mix it up to suite your needs as long as you aren’t charging for it and that you share your new product.

    Sorry, tangent, copyright basically secures intellectual property rights and I recommend that everyone at least learns a little about it and how it protects creators, and the legislation that supports copyright. In the US check out the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) and the EUCD (European Union Copyright Directive) or your nations copyright legislation.

    Jesse

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