FREE Mapping Resources! Posted by Sarah on May 28, 2014 in Free History & Geography Resources, Homeschooling Freebies, Themed Freebies Did you know you could incorporate mapping into your homeschool for FREE? I have really enjoyed teaching Map Skills and using Maps to help us with our history studies. There are various books you can buy and curricula that comes with maps to color in, but there are also many FREE resources available online. Here are some good ones that I have found! FREE Printables for teaching Map Skills:
Maptitude Geographic Information System and mapping software Mapping made easy Answer a few simple questions and Create-a-Map Wizard™ makes a map at any scale, from all of the countries of the world, to streets around an address, landmark, or intersection. With a few clicks of the mouse, MapWizard® automatic mapping technology helps you create color and pattern maps, dot-density maps, scaled-symbol maps, and maps with integrated pie or bar charts. You can customize the colors, styles, and labels in your map. Once you understand the patterns hidden in the numbers, share your maps to tell your stories.
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Recap Of Google Earth Plus For Free Series Now that I’ve *finally* finished the series on how to meet or beat most of Google Earth Plus’s features without paying for it, here’s a one-post set of links to all the posts in the series. Google Earth Plus – Do You Really Need It? Brief summary of what features Google Earth Plus has, and which ones there are free solutions for. Importing GPS Data Into Google Earth I – Proprietary software and EasyGPS Importing GPS data into Google Earth using standard GPX files, proprietary GPS unit software, and EasyGPS.
Lawrence Hall of Science - 24/7 Science How fast does the wind blow? What makes things sticky? Where do insects live and plants grow? What is the best way to clean up the environment? How do humans measure up in the animal kingdom? Spatial Thinking in the Geosciences Spatial thinking is thinking that finds meaning in the shape, size, orientation, location, direction or trajectory, of objects, processes or phenomena, or the relative positions in space of multiple objects, processes or phenomena. Spatial thinking uses the properties of space as a vehicle for structuring problems, for finding answers, and for expressing solutions (National Research Council, 2006). Geoscience demands extensive spatial thinking from learners and practitioners (National Research Council, 2006; Kastens & Ishikawa, 2006). Geoscientists describe, and classify, and look for causal meaning in the shape of myriad objects in nature, inferring strain history from the shape of a mineral, temperature of an ancient ocean from the shape of a marine microfossil, and atmospheric conditions from the shape of a cloud.
DOGAMI - Mount Hood Geologic Guide and Recreation Map Mount Hood Geologic Guide and Recreation Map, by Tracy Pollock. This map shows 75 trails in the vicinity of Mount Hood, including the Timberline Trail and Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, as well as highways, Forest Service roads, wilderness areas, and campgrounds. The eruptive history of the Mount Hood area and key geologic events are described in text, photographs, and charts. Information for climbers and hikers is also provided. Mobile devices: To get the maps, download the free PDF Maps app from Apple or Android app stores, then search the in-app Map Store for DOGAMI. Texas Hazard Mitigation Package - Data Layers Data Layers on the THMP Site are in GIS Shapefile (.shp) format. By accessing these data layers, you may map it on this Site’s ArcIMS Map Viewers, download the data layers (with metadata) to your local computer/GIS, connect directly via your GIS, review the metadata or link to the original source of the data layer. These data layers were compiled from a variety of best available external sources and are updated periodically. You may also choose to go directly to these sources and compile your own data sets or acquire data from local level sources to overlay with THMP data layers for more detailed analysis. The data layers are sectioned as Hazard Data (2 types) or Base Maps
FREE SOCIAL SKILLS DOWNLOADS Here are dozens of free autism social skills teaching resources, most with free pdf downloads. The resources vary in difficulty and can be used for children between ~ age 6 and ~ age 18. The resources are organized by color-coded categories below: 1. Communication/Relationships [view video describing these HERE] 2. Projections and Distortion in the News A colleague today brought in a newspaper clipping from the weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal for 13-14 April, 2013. It was a map depicting the extimated range of North Korea’s Musudan missile. A couple of things were immediately interesting about this. First, the buffered area did not appear to actually be circular. Back to School with Geo-Literacy "Geo Learning" by Daniel C. Edelson,Vice President for Education, National Geographic Society It is back-to-school season as I write this, and I'm thinking about goals for the next year. In education, as in many other domains, goals are everything. If you don't have clear goals that you can communicate effectively, then you're never going to make any progress.
Historical Maps – Trail Advocates The maps below are ones that have been collected from a variety of sources. The list of maps will hopefully increase over time as new maps are found. We will try and keep them organized the same way to make them easy to find.The 24k (7.5 minute) maps have the greatest level of detail, however they do not have as much historical content (they are not as old). Free Parenting Classes - Mommybites Finally, a chance to educate yourself from the comfort of your own home or office! Each month learn about hot parenting topics – sleep, potty training, positive discipline, and more. Mommybites FREE on-line parenting classes are super easy to access – all you need is a computer or a phone! Watch or hear them alone or together with your husband, partner, girlfriends, nanny, grandparents, etc.