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GeoApps are applications which permit learners to connect concepts to geography. Google Maps is a browser-based Geo-application environment, and Google Earth is a software-based GeoApp. We'll explore both and learn how to use resources created by others as well as make our own.

Background Info

  1. Favorite integration example: Google Lit Trips (by Jerome Burg)
  2. Using Google Earth to measure diameter

  3. More integration examples from Google for Educators
  4. Introducing Google Maps and Google Earth
  5. Crib Sheets
    1. Google Maps
    2. Google Earth
    3. SketchUp
  6. Sketchup & The 3D Warehouse
  7. LOTS more GeoApp resources from Wesley's November 2009 GWE presentation in Austin, Texas.

Activity: Collaborative "Favorite Places" Map

  1. Using your Google Account join as a collaborator on our "Places we want to visit" Google Map.
  2. Other Examples: "T4T Favorite Places" map. - Section 62 - Section 63 (view a GWE class' map and another!)
  3. Add a place marker identifying your favorite place.
  4. Add content to the place marker using the rich text editing tools.
  5. Advanced: Add an image or other media to the place marker using the HTML editor.
  6. Explore some of your colleagues favorite places.
Good tutorials about using Google Maps to create a custom Google Map is available from Google Maps Help. This 3.5 minute video explains the basics: