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Wonderful World of Google Maps
With Google Maps, you and your students can become arm-chair explorers and
cartographers with ease. Google Maps are a fun and visual way to help students
understand geography concepts, map reading, location, and distance measurement.
Besides using Google Maps to teach the fundamentals of mapping, like latitude and
longitude, you can inspire students to investigate the world and to think spatially. You can use Google Maps with your students to:
Create collaborative maps (video below)
Create a campus of school map
Create a family heritage map
Get walking directions
Plan a trip using public transportation
See progress in an area using time-lapse photos (video below)
Get biking directions
Add or edit places on maps for your community
Compare neighborhoods and communities across the world
Understand traffic patterns
Use maps as a writing inspiration
Take virtual field trips
Locate services around you
Timeline - new feature just being rolled out (keeps track of where you've been)
Some of the programs that use the Google Maps engine that you may want to use with your students are:
World WondersExplore regions of the world using images, street view of maps, and GE.Create your own and save them to your gallery.
Instant Street ViewJust type in an address and instantly see it in Google Street View. You can also select specific places of interest (Tower of Pisa) and it will take you there. You can even explore caves., or the excavated ruins at Pompei.
Great Presentation! Thanks for sharing all of the great possibilities.ReplyDelete