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6 Sites To Get Kids Excited About Google Maps

6 Sites To Get Kids Excited About Google Maps
I can remember three distinct occasions in my life where I have been blown away by technology. I will save the first two for another day, but I will say that the amazing experience of walking the streets of New York, from my computer on the other side of the world in Australia is definitely one of them. That feeling of disbelief where you wonder if it is another April 1st prank… What, they actually drove a little car all around the city taking photos??? But they did… And they continue to do so. Google Maps started as a downloadable C++ program designed by two Danish brothers Lars and Jens Rasmussen. Since being acquired by Google in 2004, the program turned web app, has seen massive innovation and is now a tool used in nearly ever industry imaginable. Here are six brilliant sites that use Google Maps to make fascinating, interesting, fun and thought provoking things happen. Google Sightseeing Google Sightseeing lets you see the sights of the world without leaving your chair. MapCrunch

10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning The following post was co-authored by EdTechTeacher’s Beth Holland & Tracy Sockalosky. When we think about the tools and resources that benefit all learners, certain key attributes come to mind: multiple modalities, scaffolding, communication, collaboration, and support. While there are hundreds of tools and devices available, we have found 10 strategies to maximize the learning possibilities through creative uses of All Things Google. 1. At its most basic level, Google Docs provides students with a foolproof means to access their work from any device. On a deeper level, working in shared Docs also creates an almost real-time feedback loop. Docs do not have to be used only for assessments. 2. Imagine having the ability to know your students’ comprehension level before they walk into class or immediately after you introduce a new concept. 3. What if your students could hear your thoughts as you read their work and provided input? 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Students may or may not take notes. 9. 10.

Create Maps : Scribble Maps Map Data Hybrid Road Satellite Terrain Update Log February 12, 2015 Added Map Styler Added Custom Style Support for images and widgets Fixed ToolTip bug (not showing) Added ability to Delete Maps to "Your Maps" Rolled out documentation at December 12, 2014 Happy Holidays! October 30, 2014 Added quick drag (shift key). October 29, 2014 Markers with no data are no longer clickable on widgets. September 25, 2014 Fixed image saving for non-google maps (such as OSM). August 13, 2014 Added crosshairs. August 12, 2014 Set a fixed measurement unit under settings Added a settings icon to menu Enabled Scale Control July 20, 2014 Added Recently Saved Maps on return. June 8, 2014 Added a "continue working" button to the save map info panel. May 30, 2014 Introduce Marker Highlighting for Drag. April 29, 2014 Converted embed codes to iframes, should improve support on blogs. April 21, 2014 Scribble Maps VIP Save larger images. Change Map Type and vendor. Zoom the map in and out. $5/month or $50/year

20 Must Have Chrome Apps for the Classroom Googles "#1 focus is on the USER...and all else will follow." How true is that in education too. I am a teacher of students, not of Economics, Mathematics, etc. When we take our eye off the ball, we have already lost the game. Teaching to the individual needs of students takes manpower and in public education today, we are WAY out numbered. Enter technology, the force multiplier. 1:1, Flipped, and Blended, are not just buzzwords they are paradigm shifts. This brings me to the core point of this post, to share with you what I feel are 20 of the most useful Chrome apps. So, without further ado, my top 20. Thanks to friend and colleague Teresa Thomassen for this projects foundation and inspiration.

Map Maker Google Map Maker officially closed on March 31, 2017, and many of its features are being integrated into Google Maps. Since 2008, the Google Map Maker community has edited and moderated millions of features to improve the Google Maps experience. To make it easier for all Google Maps users to contribute changes to the map, we’ve started to graduate functionality from Map Maker to Google Maps on both desktop and mobile. Key editing features currently available in Google Maps include: We’ll continue to add new editing features within Google Maps on an ongoing basis. To keep contributing your local knowledge to Google Maps and engage with a passionate community of likeminded individuals, we invite you to join the Local Guides program where you can do things like: Earn points Unlock rewards for submitting edits and other information Get early access to new Google Map features.

Blog: Top 10 Google Apps Scripts for Education Get Google Apps News & Tips Today’s guest blog post is contributed by Andrew Stillman, he is a 15-year veteran STEM and outdoor educator and Senior Systems Developer at New Visions for Public Schools, where he supports 76 NYC secondary schools in the use of Google Apps for Education and other sustainable technologies. His goal is to foster efficient, high-capacity urban schools through the development of automation and system-building tools that allow educators to solve their own systems and workflow challenges. Andrew is also the author and collaborator of numerous popular Google Apps Scripts for educators that are featured in this post. Google Apps Scripts are an invaluable tool that enable educators to extend and automate functionality inside of Google Apps for Education. We will explain how the top 10 Google Apps Scripts for Education can enhance teacher workflow and student learning experience. Top 10 Google Apps Scripts for Education 1. 2.

20 Good Map Creation Tools for Students A couple of years ago I published a list of 21 online map creation tools. Since then some of those tools have gone offline and new tools have replaced them. Here's my updated list of online map creation tools for students and teachers. Wikia Maps is a map creation tool from Wikia. Wikia Maps has two map creation options. Odyssey.js is an open source map creation tool from CartoDB. Visits is an online tool for creating a location history timeline by using your Flickr images and Google Maps. National Geographic's Map Maker Interactive offers themes on which users can create custom map displays. ikiMap is a free service for creating custom maps online. Animaps is a service that was built for the purpose of allowing users to create animated Google Maps. Tripline is a service designed to enable anyone to record a trip they've taken or to plan a trip itinerary. Scribble Maps is a fun and useful application for drawing and typing on Google Maps.

Moving a Google Site - Technology Information Station Many of the sites created for Lockwood School classrooms were built in a personal Google account. Now that Lockwood had its own official domain with Google, it is time to move those personal sites into the Lockwood School domain. Follow these steps to move your Google site: Instructions 1. Go to your personal Google Site and use the More Actions button and then Share this site: then add your Lockwood Google Apps Account e-mail address (ie: to the Add people box, choose Is Owner from the drop-down box and use the Share button. 2. Once you have invited the Google Apps Account make sure you sign out of your personal Google Account and sign in to your Google Apps account: to do this when you get to the sign in page use the Sign in with a Google Apps Account small text link, under Sign up for Sites, under the Email and Password boxes Or, you may have to sign in to the Google account from the sign in button at the bottom of the page. 3. 4.

BES Kid / Longitudinal Data Collection with Google Spreadsheets Back to the Front Page of "BES Kid" Tracking Growth Over Time with Google Spreadsheets Presenter: Tim Telep Wednesday June 19, 2013 9:30 - 11:30 AM Location: Conference Center - Ptarmigan B Schoology Code: JJPGG-9HFVJ Click Here to View or Download a PDF Outline of this Presentation One kid and lots of teachers, or hundreds of kids and one teacher? Learn the advantages of using Google Doc spreadsheets to collect and share student data over extended periods of time. Aspects covered will include the role of simple formulas and conditional formatting, copying and clearing sheets to create new classes or new data topics, downloading files, sorting data, and organizational strategies. Templates will be provided; experience with spreadsheets recommended. Click Here to see a list of more Google Spreadsheet keyboard shortcuts. Click an image below to access an example of longitudinal data collection using Google Docs.