Week 4: Google Maps

This week we are learning how to use Google Maps as a collaborative tool. I have created a map for all of us to collaborate on.  Google Maps is a great tool for finding directions, checking out traffic, getting walking directions, and even checking out a street view where it looks like you are actually driving down the street.  Google Maps can also be used as a collaborative tool.  In this challenge, you will collaborate with me on a district wide "Bucket List" of the places you still want to visit in your lifetime.

The Bucket List

First you will need to make sure that you are logged in with your Google Account. If you don't have one, you can create one here.

Tutorial for challenge:

  1. Go to this link to see the map on the Google Map Page.
  2. Think of a place you have not yet visited that you would like to visit in your life time.
  3. On the side, click edit map.
  4. Type the name of the place at the top to locate it on the map.
  5. Use the placemark tool to add a placemark. Title your Placemark Nameofplace:YourName
  6. Type a short description about the place and why you would like to visit.
  7. Go to My Maps
  8. Hit Done
  9. Hit Save
  10. Please do not edit the directions or anyone else's place marker. (When creating your own map, you can invite collaborators by e-mail. You do not have to open it up for anyone to edit.)
  11. Go to my blog to see the interactive map embedded.