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.
LOTS more GeoApp resources from Wesley's November 2009 GWE presentation in Austin, Texas.
Activity: Collaborative "Favorite Places" Map
Using your Google Account join as a collaborator on our "Places we want to visit" Google Map.
Add a place marker identifying your favorite place.
Add content to the place marker using the rich text editing tools.
Advanced: Add an image or other media to the place marker using the HTML editor.
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: