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  • GWE Google Maps

    1. 1. Google Maps Jon CorippoGoogle Certified Teacher GTAWA 2011
    2. 2. Ways to use Google Maps 1 Geography 2 Reading and Literature 3 History 4 School Events 5 Sharing your humanity
    3. 3. Google Maps Great technical training from Google http://www.google.com/ educators/p_maps.html
    4. 4. Google Maps There are cool Maps ‘mashups” http://earthquakes.tafoni.net/
    5. 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. 6. Google Maps But Jerome Burg has a better idea.
    7. 7. Google Maps And that leads to this:
    8. 8. Google Maps Author’s book study?
    9. 9. Google Maps Bookmapping
    10. 10. Google Maps
    11. 11. Google Maps
    12. 12. Google Maps
    13. 13. Google Maps
    14. 14. Google Maps
    15. 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. 16. Google Maps Could we not do this with history? The Odyssey
    17. 17. Google Maps Could we not do this with history? Battle Lists at: Or use Timelines
    18. 18. Time to create a map
    19. 19. Google Maps Disaster! My kids can’t have Google accounts at school
    20. 20. Google Docs No account needed. Scribblemaps.com
    21. 21. Google Maps Scribblemaps: Save KML is a BIG deal!! So is “send to friend” (no email needed)
    22. 22. Google Maps Advisory: Rich Text Editing is NOT currently supported in SAFARI. October 2011
    23. 23. Google Maps If you have Google Access....
    24. 24. Google Maps Click on “My places”
    25. 25. Google Maps Click on Create Map
    26. 26. Google Maps Put in the appropriate info
    27. 27. Google Maps Time to start using the tools
    28. 28. Google Maps Nudge in any direction
    29. 29. Google Maps Set your “home” location
    30. 30. Google Maps Drag the map by hand Drop “pins”
    31. 31. Google Maps Add lines from place to place
    32. 32. Google MapsLines can follow roads, too! Delete Lines here
    33. 33. Google Maps Do a search to find your starting point
    34. 34. Google Maps Select “Save to Map”, this way you can customize the pin.
    35. 35. Google Maps Or just drop a pin where you like.
    36. 36. Google Maps The pin will appear in your list.
    37. 37. Google Maps Default pins are boring and do not represent any tech or learning skills
    38. 38. Google Maps Have kids change the icon to be relevant to the subject
    39. 39. Google Maps OR: Select “Add an icon”
    40. 40. Google Maps In another tab: Find a picture on the web and RIGHT CLICK - Select Copy Image Address
    41. 41. Google Maps Paste it into the box that pops up
    42. 42. Google Maps Now you have a custom icon.
    43. 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. 44. Google Maps Click here to add a picture
    45. 45. Google Maps Go to the picture you want > Select Copy Image Address Paste it into this box
    46. 46. Google Maps The finished product.
    47. 47. Google Maps You can use the line tool as well, Or the “Follow road” line.
    48. 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. 49. Google Maps Open your Map in Google Earth
    50. 50. Google Maps Or Download the .KML file
    51. 51. Google Maps Snapshot View locks the camera where you set it.
    52. 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. 53. Google Maps My school tour in Google Earth
    54. 54. Google Maps
    55. 55. Google Maps
    56. 56. Google Maps
    57. 57. Google Maps
    58. 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. 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. 60. Google MapsWhat are you waiting for?Jon Corippojcorippo@gmail.com

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