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Maps Breakout - Edina


The Tools:

Google Maps 
Google Earth 

The Crib Sheets:

Overview: Google Maps: 51 Shapes Activities in Paris

Search & Get Directions
Satellite View, Terrain View, & Traffic
Street View
Earth View - Plugin Required
More... (Photos, Videos, Wikipedia, Webcams)
My Maps: Browse & Create
Google Maps Help

Activity:  My Maps

Go to this Collaborative My Map

Choose one or all of the following:
1) Where are you when you are you in your element?
2) A place you've always wanted to go
3) A place where you've eaten your best meal
4) A place where you've had a great adventure
5) What is a place you could connect to in your curriculum

Write a short witty phrase about how and why that place is important. Label it with an appropriate icon and add images, text and videos.

Bonus Points:  Add pictures, videos, and interesting icons









Resources:
Curriculum Integration Ideas
Pre-School Classroom 
Lower School Classroom (Grades 1-5)  
Middle School Classroom (Grades 6-8)  
Upper School Classroom (Grades 9-12)
AP Courses 

Classroom Projects:
Here are some collaborative projects we have already started.  We are always looking for other classes to join us.  Check us out and join in at any time. 
American Explorers - 
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=104315898973148836611.0004402acbce64705f5f9&ll=43.516689,-96.240234&spn=37.880586,59.589844&t=h&z=4&om=1  
Clean Watersheds - http://cleanwatersheds.wikispaces.com 
Environmental I-Reports - http://goapes.wikispaces.com/ireport 
Expedition Lit Trips - http://outdoortech.wikispaces.com 
Google Lit Trips - http://www.googlelittrips.org/ 
How to build a Lit Trip - 
PDF
Map Your Clean Up - http://maps.google.com/help/maps/cleanup/index.html#utm_source=en-nws-sitsr&utm_medium=nws-sitsr&utm_campaign=en 
Our Lost Children - http://ourlostchildren.wikispaces.com 
Poetry of Place - http://poetryofplace.wikispaces.com
Trace Your Trash - http://goapes.wikispaces.com/traceyourtrash
Earth Science in My Maps:  
http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&ll=28.304381,-23.203125&spn=143.093947,360&z=2
Real World Math:  
http://www.realworldmath.org/Real_World_Math/RealWorldMath.org.html


For fun:  Plug-in Required:
Land the Eagle from Apollo 11:  http://www.planetinaction.com/moonlander/
Share a Google Earth image in your web browser:  http://earthurl.org/
Turns Google Earth into an interactive game: http://planetinaction.com/index.htm
Driving Simulator: http://earth-api-samples.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/demos/drive-simulator/index.html
Monster Milktruck: http://earth-api-samples.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/demos/milktruck/index.html
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benjamin friesen,
Feb 14, 2011, 5:42 PM
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