Google Maps & Google Earth


GWE TIES - Maps


Overview: Google Maps: 51 Shapes Activities in Paris

Search & Get Directions
Satellite View, Terrain View, & Traffic
Street View
More... (Photos, Videos, Wikipedia, Webcams)
My Maps: Browse & Create
Google Maps Help


ActivityMy Maps

Go to this Custom Map.

Add some custom points of interest.  Write a short witty phrase about how and why that place is important. 
Find those places on Google Maps, label them with an appropriate icon.

Creative Commons: Try finding your images hereThey are all appropriate-use!

1) A place you've always wanted to go
2) The school where you teach
3) A place you could reference in your curriculum4) A place where you've eaten your best meal
5) A place where you've had a great adventure

Bonus Points:  Add pictures, videos, and interesting icons


Demonstration:
  Google Earth


If you don't have Google Earth now you can watch for now and download it here later. 

Convert our My Map to a Google Earth file and explore
Overview: Google Earth

View My Map in Google Earth
Layers

KML/KMZ
Classroom Applications

        

Google My Map - Rubric


GWE - TIES





My Maps Tutorial




Check these out:
The Official LatLong Blog:  http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/
Google Earth Blog:  http://www.gearthblog.com/
Google Earth Greatest Hits:  http://earth.google.com/intl/en/thanks.html#filmstrip
Google Earth Community: http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/
Add Audio to Google Earth Placemarks: http://tbarrett.edublogs.org/2008/11/24/google-earth-is-our-paper-part-2-add-your-voice/

Curriculum Integration Ideas
Pre-School Classroom 
Lower School Classroom (Grades 1-5)  
Middle School Classroom (Grades 6-8)  
Upper School Classroom (Grades 9-12)
AP Courses 

Classroom Projects:
Here are some collaborative projects we have already started.  We are always looking for other classes to join us.  Check us out and join in at any time.
American Explorers -
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=104315898973148836611.0004402acbce64705f5f9&ll=43.516689,-96.240234&spn=37.880586,59.589844&t=h&z=4&om=1  
Clean Watersheds - http://cleanwatersheds.wikispaces.com
Environmental I-Reports - http://goapes.wikispaces.com/ireport
Expedition Lit Trips - http://outdoortech.wikispaces.com
Google Lit Trips - http://www.googlelittrips.org/
How to build a Lit Trip -
PDF
Map Your Clean Up - http://maps.google.com/help/maps/cleanup/index.html#utm_source=en-nws-sitsr&utm_medium=nws-sitsr&utm_campaign=en
Our Lost Children - http://ourlostchildren.wikispaces.com
Poetry of Place - http://poetryofplace.wikispaces.com
Trace Your Trash - http://goapes.wikispaces.com/traceyourtrash
Earth Science in My Maps: 
http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&ll=28.304381,-23.203125&spn=143.093947,360&z=2
Real World Math: 
http://www.realworldmath.org/Real_World_Math/RealWorldMath.org.html

For fun:  Plug-in Required:
Land the Eagle from Apollo 11: 
http://www.planetinaction.com/moonlander/
Share a Google Earth image in your web browser:  http://earthurl.org/
Turns Google Earth into an interactive game: http://planetinaction.com/index.htm
Driving Simulator: http://earth-api-samples.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/demos/drive-simulator/index.html
Monster Milktruck: http://earth-api-samples.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/demos/milktruck/index.html



Interested in Design or Engineering?  Try Google Sketchup!




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