What is this Map 1?


Overview: Google Maps: 
Search & Get Directions
Satellite View, Terrain View, & Traffic
Street View
Earth View - Plugin Required
Layers.. (Photos, Videos, Wikipedia, Webcams)
My Maps: Browse & Create
Google Maps Help

The Presentation:


Overview: Google Earth
Convert our My Map to a Google Earth file and explore.  
View My Map in Google Earth
Timeline - Haiti
Classroom Applications

My Maps Tutorial

The Tools:

Google Maps 
Google Earth 

The Crib Sheets:

Check these out:
The Official LatLong Blog: 
Google Earth Blog:
Google Earth Greatest Hits:
Google Earth Community:
Add Audio to Google Earth Placemarks:

For fun:  Plug-in Required:
Land the Eagle from Apollo 11:
Share a Google Earth image in your web browser:

What is this map 2?

Activity:  My Maps

Go to this Collaborative My Map

Choose one or all of the following:
1) Where are you when you are you in your element?
2) A place you've always wanted to go
3) A place where you've eaten your best meal
4) A place where you've had a great adventure
5) What is a place you could connect to in your curriculum

Write a short witty phrase about how and why that place is important. Label it with an appropriate icon and add images, text and videos.

Creative Commons: Try finding your images here!  They are all fair-use!

Bonus Points:  Add pictures, videos, and interesting icons

Our Collaborative Map:

CUE 2011 My Map

Rubric for My Maps

BEYOND: Start creating your own Map with different spots/tasks that you can use immediately!
  • Go to your Google Docs cabinet
  • Create a new document
  • Check out some of the resources below
  • Get together with other content area folks to brainstorm ideas

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 already started.  They are always looking for other classes to join us.  Check them out and join in at any time. 
American Explorers -,-96.240234&spn=37.880586,59.589844&t=h&z=4&om=1  
Clean Watersheds - 
Environmental I-Reports - 
Expedition Lit Trips - 
Google Lit Trips - 
How to build a Lit Trip - 
Map Your Clean Up - 
Our Lost Children - 
Poetry of Place -
Trace Your Trash -
Earth Science in My Maps:,-23.203125&spn=143.093947,360&z=2
Real World Math:
55 Shape Ideas in Paris:,4.44397&spn=1.976162,4.592285&z=8