The Crib Sheets:


The Tools: (brief demo)

Overview: Google Maps (workshop outline)

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

Activity: Collaborative "Where I Want to Go This Summer" Map

  1. Access to our collaborative map is here.
  2. Add a place marker identifying your favorite place. 
  3. Add content to the place marker using the rich text editing tools.
  4. Advanced: Change the icon
  5. Even more advanced: Add an image or other media to the place marker using the HTML editor.
    1. To embed media within your placemarker however you will need to put the following html code into the properties or get info of your placemarker.
      To create a website link enter:
      <a href="http://your_link_here">Your text here!</a>

      To embed a photo in Placemarker:
      <img src="http://www.image_url"><p> Your text here!<p>

      In each case replace the blue link with your copied link and the red "your text here" with your own description.

      To place a video within the placemarker simply put this into your location:

      <embed src="http://your_video_on_the_web_link" width="720" height="495" controller="true" autoplay="true">

  6. Explore some of your fellow educators' favorite places...

Our Map

Our Favorite Places: GWA Kentucky

Additional Street View Resources Are Located Here

Curriculum Integration Ideas
Projects: Google Maps in Other Languages:

Reference URL's

Google Lat-Long Blog

Kentucky Standards
KY Teacher Standard 1.2
KY Teacher Standard 1.4
KY Teacher Standard 6.2
KY Teacher Standard 6.3
KY Teacher Standard 8.2

NETS-A 2.e
NETS-A 5.d