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A short run through for creating a Google Map for educational purposes.

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GWE Google Maps Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Google Maps Jon CorippoGoogle Certified Teacher GTAWA 2011
  • 2. Ways to use Google Maps 1 Geography 2 Reading and Literature 3 History 4 School Events 5 Sharing your humanity
  • 3. Google Maps Great technical training from Google http://www.google.com/ educators/p_maps.html
  • 4. Google Maps There are cool Maps ‘mashups” http://earthquakes.tafoni.net/
  • 5. Google Maps You can use Google Maps to teach the 5 themes of Geography http://montessorimuddle.org/2010/09/27/google-maps-zooming-in-to-the-5-themes-of-geography/
  • 6. Google Maps But Jerome Burg has a better idea.
  • 7. Google Maps And that leads to this:
  • 8. Google Maps Author’s book study?
  • 9. Google Maps Bookmapping
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  • 15. Google Maps Possible Elements of a good Lit CIRCLE Trip A book or story with multiple locations A summary of events for each location Require two or three A photo of the place and allow choice of two or three. A question or two A character map Key quotes Examples of literary devices
  • 16. Google Maps Could we not do this with history? The Odyssey
  • 17. Google Maps Could we not do this with history? Battle Lists at: Or use Timelines
  • 18. Time to create a map
  • 19. Google Maps Disaster! My kids can’t have Google accounts at school
  • 20. Google Docs No account needed. Scribblemaps.com
  • 21. Google Maps Scribblemaps: Save KML is a BIG deal!! So is “send to friend” (no email needed)
  • 22. Google Maps Advisory: Rich Text Editing is NOT currently supported in SAFARI. October 2011
  • 23. Google Maps If you have Google Access....
  • 24. Google Maps Click on “My places”
  • 25. Google Maps Click on Create Map
  • 26. Google Maps Put in the appropriate info
  • 27. Google Maps Time to start using the tools
  • 28. Google Maps Nudge in any direction
  • 29. Google Maps Set your “home” location
  • 30. Google Maps Drag the map by hand Drop “pins”
  • 31. Google Maps Add lines from place to place
  • 32. Google MapsLines can follow roads, too! Delete Lines here
  • 33. Google Maps Do a search to find your starting point
  • 34. Google Maps Select “Save to Map”, this way you can customize the pin.
  • 35. Google Maps Or just drop a pin where you like.
  • 36. Google Maps The pin will appear in your list.
  • 37. Google Maps Default pins are boring and do not represent any tech or learning skills
  • 38. Google Maps Have kids change the icon to be relevant to the subject
  • 39. Google Maps OR: Select “Add an icon”
  • 40. Google Maps In another tab: Find a picture on the web and RIGHT CLICK - Select Copy Image Address
  • 41. Google Maps Paste it into the box that pops up
  • 42. Google Maps Now you have a custom icon.
  • 43. Google Maps Rich Text Clicking on Rich text allows easy addition of custom fonts, colors, highlights, links and the addition of WEB BASED pics.
  • 44. Google Maps Click here to add a picture
  • 45. Google Maps Go to the picture you want > Select Copy Image Address Paste it into this box
  • 46. Google Maps The finished product.
  • 47. Google Maps You can use the line tool as well, Or the “Follow road” line.
  • 48. Google Maps Why not do this in Google Earth? Google Earth has no Rich Text option, which is where we are putting the academic parts of the lessons!
  • 49. Google Maps Open your Map in Google Earth
  • 50. Google Maps Or Download the .KML file
  • 51. Google Maps Snapshot View locks the camera where you set it.
  • 52. Google Maps Get info allows us to customize the view.... Have the kids aim the camera N,E,S,W in order on each new stop
  • 53. Google Maps My school tour in Google Earth
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  • 58. Google Maps This is a great way to welcome your students to your class each year. Have them make a tour for you, as way to get to know them and introduce tech to your back school activities.
  • 59. Google MapsGoogle Maps and Tours can be: Engaging, fast and very academic Supportive of almost every subject and grade level A great way to make any subject visual, divergent in nature and yet structured.
  • 60. Google MapsWhat are you waiting for?Jon Corippojcorippo@gmail.com