Your Guide Is: Rushton Hurley, YMD ("Your Maps Dude")
This page is the work of Google Certified Teacher Ken Shelton.

The Tools:
(brief demo)
Overview of Maps
Activity: Collaborative "Favorite Places" Map
  1. Using your Google Account, the Lead Learner will invite you as a collaborator on our  "GWE Sioux Falls, SD Favorite Places" map.
  2. Add a place marker identifying your favorite place, this could be anywhere in the world or just here in SD. 
  3. Add content to the place marker using the rich text editing tools.
  4. Advanced: Add an image or other media to the place marker using the HTML editor.
  5. Bonus Points for including an image of yourself in addition to your other content.
Explore some of your colleagues' favorite places...

Demonstration of Google Earth and of Google Sketch Up

The Crib Sheets:

Maps Presentations and Videos

GTA Sample Map

Andrew's GLI Google Maps Preso

YouTube Video

YouTube Video

And something fun...check out Sampsonia Way:

YouTube Video

Now go to Google Maps and search for: Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

Google Maps in Other Languages:
Students of foreign languages can be tasked to locate cities, give directions, or create placemarks about museums, shops, geographical features and other cultural practices.


More Resources: 

General Geography Resources
Note: Even you can contribute images to the google maps and google earth library:

Integration Resources:
  • 23 Interesting Ways to Use Google Earth in the Classroom . England Teacher, Tom Barrett started it,  several others around the world have contributed to it.
  • Visit Google for Educators: Google Earth.
  • Tons of Education-specific content is available right in the Google Earth application in the PLACES section of the Google Earth sidebar by clicking the ADD CONTENT link i or by clicking here.
  • Google offers "tons" of educational integrations for Google Earth integrations here.
  • Need help with Google Earth in your classroom? Check out the Google Educators Discussion Group. (Google Earth Search Results)

Google Earth Resources:

Other Applications
Here are some application that you can use and then embed in Google Maps and Earth:



Google Sketchup Blog