For those of us teaching the Bible, I recently ran across a great tool: Bible Geocoding. I’m sure there are some bibliobloggers out there more familiar with this than I, but it is basically Google Earth with an overlay of every identifiable place in the Bible. You can even search by chapter and verse. (Though apparently the Deutero-canonical books aren’t cool enough for inclussion…)
There are of course many possible applications for this website. I might point students here this summer when we’re reading Genesis. It would be helpful to conceptualize how so much of the early chapters focus on Mesopotamia. I also really wish I’d had this when I was teaching Acts. It would have made for an interactive assignment that would have freed up valuable class time.