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.
Favorite integration example: Google Lit Trips (by Jerome Burg)
Using Google Earth to measure diameter
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.
Other Examples: "T4T Favorite Places" map. - Section 62 - Section 63 (view a GWE class' map and another!)
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: