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Memphis in Words

Friday, February 27th, 2009 by Thomas

The incredibly productive classroom project in Memphis has begun to add spoken word audio pieces to the stories about their hometown and it made our day when we listened to them.

We had been guessing that sooner or later we would have spoken word stories as part of our collection of audio recordings on the site, but now that it has happened, we are overwhelmed by how good this works! We can’t wait to hear more from the talented students in Memphis.

To find this great audio tour of Memphis you can click on any of the links above or to surf the recordings with your mouse, go to our Sounds of the World map and zoom in to the center of the United States until you see a cluster of hands with audio stories around Memphis. Turn up the volume and enjoy!

The Thames Listening Walk

Sunday, October 26th, 2008 by Thomas

Our user Tricias has been very busy with the Thames Listening Walk - a multimedia tour along the Thames in London, with photos and sound recordings and videos.

Here is the ever-growing list of stories that encompass the walk:

Have fun exploring!

Volcanoes ‘R Us

Thursday, October 16th, 2008 by Thomas

MapSkip would like to welcome the Ute Meadows school! Thanks to the efforts of their adventurous students we have now placemarks for more than a dozen of the large volcanoes on this planet, many of them with great photos and facts about their history.

Thanks Ute Meadows! And keep on mapskipping!