Additional Resources

Google Maps

1. Learning Resources from Google:

A. Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others. There is historical imagery from around the globe, ocean floor and surface data from marine experts, and simplified touring with audio and voice recording.

***Note Google Earth takes up a lot of bandwidth whjich may slow trips down. It is also a large download. Download Google Earth.

For a tutorial on Google Earth, click here.

For advanced tutorials on Google Earth, click here.

For additional video resources, click here.


B. Google World Wonders. You can visit many historic  and natural wonder sites from around the world and use the interactive elements to learn more about them. 

C. Art Project  - visit the Google Cultural Institute presenting the world's art work. Explore collections, artists, works of art, and user galleries

D. Google Lit Trips . Using Google Earth, students travel across the country stopping where different events in a book took place. To create the trips, teachers must placemark (save a point of interest) in Google Earth. Click here for instructions for creating a placemark.

E. Try Scribble Maps to give students the ability to mark up Google Maps with icons, text boxes, and more.

2. Check out another popular flashcard site called StudyStack .

3. Visit the Online Telescope interactive (requires a download and install).

Visit the 21things4students site to see a classroom project using Google maps on Interactives Quest 1 in the site for this activity.


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