Union SD - Session 3

Crafting Digital Stories
with Earth & Maps
August 14, 2014

On this page are all of the resources that will be used for today's workshop. Please know that my resources for Google Earth & Maps are regularly updated HERE (I'd bookmark this page).

Launching Our Journey
Please take are of these three items while we wait for the session to start.
Google Maps

Two Options

1. Classic My Maps (maps.google.com)
Great for creating web-based, collaborative map projects. Works on Chromebooks and any type of computer with a web browser (Mac, Windows, Linux). All you need is a Google Account.

Collaborative Map Example - Summer Trips

Let's Build Together! 
Directions
  1. Click HERE to Access the Map.
  2. Click EDIT (red button).
  3. Search for your LOCATION.
  4. Add a PLACEMARK (blue tear drop).
  5. Describe your trip.
  6. Feeling Daring? Try adding a Photo or Weblink.
Worried You'll Forget the Steps?

2. Maps Engine Lite (mapsengine.google.com)
Have a bunch of data points you'd like to turn into a Google Map? Try Maps Engine Lite. Simply create a spreadsheet and upload the data. Works on Chromebooks and any type of laptop. 

Maps Engine Lite Examples
Worried You'll Forget the Steps?
Google Earth

Two Options

1. Tour Builder (tourbuilder.withgoogle.com)
A web-based version of Google Earth built to create and share stories. Works on Mac or Windows computers and requires the Google Earth Plugin. Tours are created by one author. 

Tour Builder Examples
Worried You'll Forget the Steps?
2. Google Earth (Desktop Software)
Works very similar to TourBuilder, but has additional resources in the Layers section that can be used to enhance your stories. Works on Mac or Windows computers with Google Earth software installed.

Google Earth Examples
Worried You'll Forget the Steps?