The Geo Apps - Google Maps and Earth

The Tools:
  • Google Maps
    • Search & Get Directions
    • Satellite View, Terrain View, & Traffic
    • More... (Photos, Videos, Wikipedia, Webcams)
    • Street View
    • NEW! Earth View!
    • My Maps: Browse & Create
  • Google Earth
    • Tour


Activity: Map Your Town!
I have shared a custom map and invited you as collaborators.
Create A Multi-Media Map:
  • I have shared a custom map and invited you as collaborators.
  • Add a marker for your "favorite places" to go in the Georgetown Area.
  • EXTRA: 
    • Change the Icon
    • Embed text and media into the markers, including:
      • Text
      • Links
      • Images
      • Video (use the embed code)
      • Other, such as a Google Doc, Form, or Presentation
Google Maps Tutorial
Google Earth Tutorial & Resources
Favorite Ways to Use Geo Apps:
*Big thanks to Google Certified Teacher, Chris Walsh for some of these links. 

Walking Tour of Pairs

Love these:

And something fun... Sampsonia Way:

YouTube Video

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

Also, Secret Images of Google Earth

YouTube Video

* Pretty Cool!

Oh, so funny!
Google Maps (Part I of "The Googling")

The Googling

Standards Covered in This Topic

NETS Covered in this topic:
NETS-T 1.b.
NETS-T 4.d.
NETS-T 5.a.

Kentucky Standards Covered in this topic:
KY Teacher Standard 1.2.
KY Teacher Standard 1.4.
KY Teacher Standard 2.4.
KY Teacher Standard 6.1.
KY Teacher Standard 6.2.
KY Teacher Standard 6.3.
KY Teacher Standard 8.2.

Check out the Google Doc (more detail)

Assessment Questions

Google Maps Assessment

Google Earth Assessment

Google Crisis Response - Oil Spill

Best Parts of Georgetown, KY Map

Google Map

Google's collection of favorite places around the world.
Lonely Planet's Favorite Places

Integration Ideas:

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

For Google Earth tutorial, ideas on how to incorporate Google Earth and other Web 2.0 tools in your classroom, go to Teens and Technology and then click on the GPS and GIS page in the left-hand column.
Teens and Technology -

New! Earth View