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Writing-Google Maps

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Google Maps

 

Google Maps is an interactive web mapping service used on a global level.  It is a free technology provided by Google.  It started in 1992 by two Danish brothers, Lars and Jens Rasmussen, in Sydney Australia, Google Maps was originally called Where 2 Technology.  Google acquired the company in October of 2004, and transformed it into a web application.

 

 

How to use Google Maps in your classroom?

 

Google Maps offers a variety of maps for public use.  Some of these types include satellite, traffic, and terrain.  Below are two examples of how to use Google Maps.

 

 

  

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Google Maps in the Classroom

 

Google Maps is a flexible tool that can easily be utilzed in the classroom for a variety of subjects.  Example lesson plans and ideas can be found in the links below.

 

40 Ideas on Using Google Maps and Earth in the Classroom 

http://digitalexplorer.com/2010/01/12/40-ideas-on-using-google-earth-and-maps-in-the-classroom/

 

Ideas for Using Google Maps: Science, Social Studies, P.E., Art, Music

http://www.slideshare.net/Sherpinsky/using-google-maps-in-the-classroom-471526

 

Social Studies Lesson Plan: Create Directions Using a Map of Your Home Town

Example lesson plan with google maps.doc

 

Science Lesson Plan: Climate 

http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonplans/exploreyourearth/

 

Social Studies Lesson Plans: Variety of Topics and Age Levels 

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/05/google-earth-and-maps-lesson-plans.html

 

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