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Maps My Tour

ASSIGNMENT 4

Mission - Make a map to see where you and your family have been!  Map places you should know!  Learn to use a Google My Map!  Visualize places!

Alternate Assignment:  Do the same assignment, but pretend that you live in any house in Wayland as "My Home"; and everything else should be "closest" to that. :-)

My Tour, Part 1
  1. Open Chrome, then follow along with This Video Tutorial.
    1. You may watch the video on a tablet computer (ex. iPad) or in a Chrome tab.
    2. To see it bigger DOWNLOAD on to your computer or tablet.
    3. See this Example from the Video.
  2. You should have the following:
    1. My Home (A)
    2. My School (B)
    3. Grocery Store (C) - example: closest your home OR the one your family goes to most often
    4. Gas Station (D)
    5. Library (E)
    6. Police Department (F)
    7. Public Park - School, City, Township, or County Park (G)
  3. Share it with:  wissnera@waylandunion.org
  4. Raise your hand.  Show all of the new places to your teacher.


My Tour, Part 2
  1. Switch to Satellite view, and add the following places, EITHER the one your family goes to most often OR the one closest to your home.
8. Movie Theater (H)
10. Swimming  (J)
11. Post Office  (K)
12. Dentist  (L)
13. Doctor  (M)
14. Bank  (N)
15. Hospital  (O)
  1. Raise your hand.  Show all of the new places to your teacher.


My Tour, Part 3 -- Eleven (11) More Markers
  1. Think about a few more places to add to your map:
    1. How about adding a few places that people in your family WORK, or have worked?  For example, where mom, or day, or grandma, or brother works or worked.
    2. You could also add markers for the FARTHEST places you've been from home.  Put markers on the exact spots (the city, park, store, ride, etc.).
    3. And, you could add other place that you've been that you just LOVE a lot!
  2. Now add eleven (11) more markers of where you or your family have been.
  3. You should now have a total of 26 markers.
  4. Raise your hand.  Show all of the new places to your teacher.




2016 directions:
  1. NOTES
    1. Download the video.
    2. Color & Letter no longer exists, use Numbers instead.
    3. Share with:  wissnera@waylandunion.org



OLD DIRECTIONS for Part 1
    1. DropBox
    • My Computer -> Classes -> Wissner -> Handout -> Maps -> 08 Google My Maps Tutorial
    • Google Drive
    • DropBox
  1. Written directions below:
  2. Go to maps.google.com
  3. Click "My Custom Maps".
  4. Click "Create" or "Create Map".
  5. Rename your map:  [Lastname] [Firstname] Tour, for example: Smith Jane Tour
  6. Type your home address in the address bar.
  7. Zoom all the way in to your house.
  8. Change the Base Map to Satellite view.
  9. Click on the upside down teardrop and click on your home to add a marker. Label it "My Home". (A)
  10. Share the map with your teacher.  For example:  wissnera+hour@waylandunion.org
  11. Rename "untitled layer" with the words "Local Tour". 
  12. Change the Style to "Sequence of color and letters".
  13. Find your school.  Put a Marker on the school.  Label it "My School". (B)
  14. Label the grocery store where your family shops most often for food. "Grocery Store". (C)
  15. Label a gas station your family often uses:  "Gas Station". (D)
  16. Library (E)
  17. Police Department (F)
  18. Public Park - School, City, Township, or County Park (G)
  19. Switch the Base Map to Terrain View.  Zoom out just enough so all your markers are showing.
  20. Raise your hand.  Show all of the new places to your teacher.

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