Tag Archives: Tutorials

Reading a Map

Reading a Map is an interactive website developed by the National Park Service of America.


When you click on Let’s Go!, it shows a photograph of a park. In the following slides, an aerial photograph is shown, then a Topographic map. Students are prompted to interact with the map to identify three hills, feedback is provided and the Topographic map is linked with the photograph provided in the first slide to allow students to understand the link between map work and reality.

I do not want to provide more information, I believe Geography teachers and students will find this interactive tool valuable. Students can click on buttons to Watch Again, a feature that can enhance learning.


Terminology covered include: direction, scale, legend, and choosing best routes to the top of a hill. It might be on elementary school level, but I believe secondary school learners can also benefit from it since map elements are described, illustrated and then they are involved through interactive exercises to provide a learning experience they can repeat before writing tests and examinations.

Mendeley 14: Changing from EndNote to Mendeley

You can export your entire library, with any attached PDF’s when you change from EndNote to Mendeley by following these steps:

In EndNote:

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  1. Select the references you want to import into Mendeley Desktop
  2. From the File menu, select EXPORT
  3. In the new window that opens (Export file name), look for FILES OF TYPE
  4. Use the dropdown menu to select XML (*xml)
  5. Rename the file (if you wish)
  6. Click on the SAVE button


Open Mendeley Desktop:

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  1.  From FILE menu select ADD FILES
  2. Browse to find the export file (by default EndNote will save in Documents)
  3. Click OPEN
  4. Your references are PDF’s will the be imported.


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Mendeley 13: Using feedback to suggest changes

Mendeley Feedback allows its users to suggest changes to the program in order to suit their needs better.

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Please suggest any changes that can improve your using of this reference manager. You can do it yourself by following these steps:

  • Go to http://feedback.mendeley.com and complete the form

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  • as soon as you type the idea, the following box will open

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  • Click on post a new idea and complete the form

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  • Remember to click on Sign In if you have not yet signed into Mendeley.


You can see how many votes your idea received

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You can see if Mendeley reviews the issue.

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You can also see if Mendeley is planning to address the issue.

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You can see if they have started addressing the issue.

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If you do not want to send the suggestion, you may ask me to do it. I am a member of the advisor Group and do not mind to ask questions on your behalf. Just leave a comment.

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