The Crib Sheet: 


Overview: Google Maps (session outline)

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

Your project for this workshop is to access our collaborative map and input a placemark on a location in which you have had a vacation or would like to vacation. We will then modify the placemark by adding the following content: text, images, video.  You will also be modifying the placemark itself.  Time permitting we will create a short walking tour of no more than one mile at our vacation location and input useful content along the route. I will also share how you can embed our collaborative map below.

Activity: Collaborative "Favorite/Wish List Places" 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.
  6. Explore some of the favorite places of others in our workshop...

GWE Texarkana

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

Sepia Town- historical imagery

Video Resources

How to create a "My Maps" in Google maps