On the right is a map view to show the current location of the satellite, with an embedded Google Earth window below to the view from the satellite. On the left is a very innovative feature that allows you to choose your location ...
Two Maps for History Class. Historypin is a photo sharing site that uses Google Maps to display collections of historical photos. Historypin offers several projects and tours that users can engage with as well as specific ...
Contour Education aims to provide introductory and advanced training for educators in the field of spatial technologies (Google Earth, GIS, remote sensing, GPS and more) that cater to the specific needs of teachers today.
Excellent selection of GIS based links map editors, free applications and interactive maps.
Maps & Earth - Resources for using Google in the Classroom on iGeneration - 21st Century Education curated by Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) (RT @TDOttawa: Maps & Earth - Resources for using Google in the Classroom -
Reddit user IamNorris came up with a pretty ingenious use of Google Maps to instantly identify where poor people and rich people live in a region. His clever trick — which looks at California's Bay Area — is on the top of ...
Google continues to provide a wealth of useful easy-to-use tools that can be used well in the classroom. Some of these are newer and some have been around for a while. All of these tools, as well as additional tools can be found at Google Options.
1. Google Sky - http://www.google.com/sky Allows you to view celestial objects, including stars, constellations, galaxies, planets and the Earth's moon.
7. Google Docs – http://docs.google.com Create and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere. Manage documents, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys and more.
8. Google Trends - http://www.google.com/trends ; Google Trends, provided insights into the search terms people have been entering into the Google search engine.
9. Google Insights http://www.google.com/insights/search Google Insights provides a visual representation of regional interest on a country's map. It displays top searches and rising searches that may help with keyword research. Results can be narrowed down with categories that are displayed for each search terms.
10. Google Art Project - http://www.googleartproject.com Users can explore 17 museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share their own collection of masterpieces. This is an awesome resource for Art related activities
11. Google Swifty (beta) http://www.google.com/doubleclick/studio/swiffy Annoyed that you can’t view Flash files on your iPad? You’re not alone, Google “Swiffy converts Flash SWF files to HTML5, allowing you to reuse Flash content on devices without a Flash player (such as iPhones and iPads).
12. Google Earth - http://earth.google.com Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, galaxies in outer space, the oceans, Mars and the Moon. GEarthHacks http://www.gearthhacks.com Download 3D overlays that can used with Google Earth
13. Google Building Maker - http://sketchup.google.com/3dwh/buildingmaker.html Building Maker is a 3D modeling tool for adding buildings to Google Earth. It's fun to use, and an easy way to get on the 3D map. Here's how it works: Select a city from around the world. Make a building with photos we provide. Save your building and it will be reviewed. See your 3D building in Google Earth!
16. Google Talk http://www.google.com/talk Google Talk is Google’s approach to instant online communications. GTalk has an in-browser chat function, tied to the iGoogle and GMail pages, with both Video chat and Voice over IP connectivity available.
17. Google Alerts - http://www.google.com/alerts Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic. Enter the topic you wish to monitor, then click preview to see the type of results you'll receive.
18. Google Finance http://www.google.com/finance Google Finance is a wonderful tool include stock quotes, business information and news and interactive charts.
19. Google Translate http://translate.google.com/?hl=en# Google Translate is a free translation service that provides instant translations between 58 different languages. It can translate words, sentences and web pages between any combination of our supported languages. With Google Translate, we hope to make information universally accessible and useful, regardless of the language in which it’s written.
20. Google for Educators - http://www.google.com/educators/index.html At Google, we support teachers in their efforts to empower students and expand the frontiers of human knowledge. That’s why we’ve assembled the information and tools you’ll find on this page. Here, you’ll find a teacher’s guide to Google Tools for Your Classroom. And to spark your imagination, you'll find examples of innovative ways that other educators are using these tools in the classroom. While you’re here, you can sign up for the quarterly Google for Educators newsletter, as well as check out the latest from The Infinite Thinking Machine, a Google-sponsored, WestEd-produced blog for educators, by educators.
Interactive maps link everything from music to food SUMMARY: Interactive maps are becoming standard for websites, as geotagging and Fusion tables are becoming more popular, notes Rhys Little. Some of the best interactive maps on the Web include a map of bands that have appeared on the radio show "Best of British Unsigned" and a map showing activities and restaurants around Mobile Bay, Ala.
Google Lit Trips are free downloadable files that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth. At each location along the journey there are placemarks with pop-up windows containing a variety of resources including relevant media, thought provoking discussion starters, and links to supplementary information about “real world” references made in that particular portion of the story.
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