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. Egyptian Hieroglyphics © Contributed by Leanne Guenther My name is What's your name? Creating Interactive Maps with Google Forms Ever seen one of those maps with pins on them to represent places people have traveled to or come from? Well, now you can create an online version with Google’s MapsEngine. Using Google Maps as a base, you can add layers of information on top. The best part: you can easily import information from a Google Spreadsheet! In the video below I show how you can create a map I call "Where I went on Vacation” (great for teachers who want to find out what their students did during their summer holidays). Using Google Form I collect the following information which will be displayed for each location on my map:
How Far Is It Between This tool can be used to find the distance between two named points on a map. You can decide which two points to measure and then find out the distance between them as the crow flies and distance when driving. Type in the names of the places below and click the Show button. How to Use CmapTools Construct, Navigate, Share and Criticize The IHMC CmapTools software empowers users to construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as concept maps. It allows users to, among many other features, construct their Cmaps in their personal computer, share them on servers (CmapServers) anywhere on the Internet, link their Cmaps to other Cmaps on servers, automatically create web pages of their concept maps on servers, edit their maps synchronously (at the same time) with other users on the Internet, and search the web for information relevant to a concept map CmapTools is used worldwide in all domains of knowledge and by users of all ages to graphically express their understanding. In particular, CmapTools is used in schools, universities, government organizations, corporations, small companies, and other organizations, both individually and in groups, for education, training, knowledge management, brainstorming, organizing information, among other applications.
America: A Narrative History, 8e US History Tours powered by Google Earth. This new format traces historical developments across time, touching down on locations vital to our nation's heritage and development. Points of interest in each tour launch primary and multimedia sources. Download Tours: Category:Images from Geographicus Cancel Edit Delete Preview revert Text of the note (may include Wiki markup) Could not save your note (edit conflict or other problem).
Trading Around the World International trade touches us all. We drink soda from cans made of aluminum mined in Australia, wear shoes made in Europe, eat fruit from South America, build machinery from steel milled in Asia, wear clothes made from African cotton, and live in homes built from North American wood. We take it for granted, yet before we can enjoy these products and materials, traders must negotiate prices and deliver the goods through a network of relationships that literally spans the globe. Play this game to experience the challenges and excitement of international trade.
Storytelling with Google Maps Getting started with Google Maps Whether you're highlighting shelter locations during a flood or setting the scene in a broadcast story, a map can be a great vehicle to share information with your audience. Use this site to help you get started with Google's mapping tools—from interactive web maps to HD Google Earth animations for television. Sign up for our mailing listStay up to date on the latest Google Maps and Google Earth tools relevant to journalists, including new crisis maps, fresh satellite imagery and more: Sign up for our Google Group. Get in touchE-mail the Google News Lab at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mind Maps®: Learning Skills from MindTools.com A Powerful Approach to Note-Taking (Also known as Mind Mapping, Concept Mapping, Spray Diagrams, and Spider Diagrams) "Mind Map" is a trademark of the Buzan Organization (see www.buzan.com). We have no association with this organization. 7 Resources for Teaching and Learning About Mount Everest This is one of those posts that I write every year just because this is one of my "pet topics." Visiting the Himalayas is on my life list so I like to write about Mount Everest when I get a chance. This year's spring climbing season on Mount Everest is underway so I thought I would review some resources for teaching and learning about Mount Everest.
Edraw Mind Map Professional Clarify Thinking Edraw can easily conceptualize your visualization on computer and organize your work. It helps you pull all ideas and assets together to organize them in logical structure, then to steer clear of irrelevant information and recognize the critical. 11 Ways to Find and View Panoramic Images Thanks to developments in camera and web technology it has become quite easy to capture panoramic imagery. Panoramic imagery provides viewers of a better sense of the view one experiences when standing in a location. For example, a panorama of the Grand Canyon is more informative than a standard image view.
Critical Thinking Toolbox: How to Brainstorm Brainstorming is an essential part of critical thinking and a tool that people use to invent an idea, find a solution to a problem, or answer a question. Like: naming a puppy, or . . . Prehistoric Man: "I wonder why all the stars move around in the same way every night, except for just a few? Those few wander about from night to night."