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Design Solving a problem or creating a change to achieve a pre-determined end result while working within realistic constraints
Idea #1: Small World Choose a number of existing places to create a theme park Decide on a scale to use and calculate the dimensions Choose a site for your park that can accommodate it Organize the attractions to meet specific goals
Idea #2: Walking Tour Design a walking tour of a specific place for a specific audience with specific interests Create the tour in Google Maps and annotate it with relevant information Examples: Architectural styles in our neighborhood Nature walks with specific trees, rocks, etc. Cultural tours introducing outsiders to the unique qualities of your hood
Bonthe, Sherbro Island http://tinyurl.com/bonthemap
Google Lit Trips http://www.googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/Home.html
Idea #3: DIY Lit Trips Identify a book or story with identifiable locations mentioned. Find those locations on the map and explore their surroundings. Add placemarks with information that will enhance understanding of the book.
Analyze Take things apart in a useful way. Identify patterns in data.
Create Open ended thinking with many possible end points. Encourages surprisingness, originality while still working within the confines of a genre.
Idea #6: X from the Air Create a cinematic view of places you select using Google Earth Select the places and views for some artistic effect Capture the tour and add music and titles using iMovie, MovieMaker, etc.
Idea #7: Travel Chronicles Write an account of a trip you haven’t actually taken. Use Google Maps to identify things you would see and describe them colorfully Provide an annotated map to accompany your story