Google Maps/Earth

Google Map

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

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 -,-96.240234&spn=37.880586,59.589844&t=h&z=4&om=1  
Clean Watersheds - 
Environmental I-Reports - 
Expedition Lit Trips - 
Google Lit Trips - 
How to build a Lit Trip - 
Map Your Clean Up - 
Our Lost Children - 
Poetry of Place -
Trace Your Trash -
Earth Science in My Maps:,-23.203125&spn=143.093947,360&z=2
Real World Math:

For fun:  Plug-in Required:
Land the Eagle from Apollo 11:
Share a Google Earth image in your web browser:
Turns Google Earth into an interactive game:
Driving Simulator:
Monster Milktruck:
Benjamin Friesen,
Feb 14, 2011, 5:42 PM