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Google Maps

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Google Maps 

 

 

Objective: Mapping locations

 

Web tool: Google Maps

 

Brief description of  tool:  Google Maps is a free web mapping service application and technology provided by Google that powers many map-based services including the Google Maps website. It offers street maps, a route planner, and an urban business locator for numerous countries around the world.

 

 

 

 

Use of tool: Making visual connections to places and writing thank you's on those maps to  blog commenters who had responded to students' blogs throughout a school year

 

How it facilitates learning: Using techniques that help students develop meaning from their own constructed information and experiences begins the process of assuming personal responsibility for contributing to their own learning.

 

Blog posts:

 

 

Additional strategies to use with students to facilitate learning and thinking: See a comprehensive list of  Educational uses of Google Map on Google Maps Mania

 

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Personal Commentary: In addition, read Google Maps Is Changing the Way We See the World  by Evan Ratliff.  Students need to have practice with map making of this nature so that they can begin to view and create other maps and be a productive part of this change. We can't just leave map-making in the hands of a few. We need to facilitate this learning for our students by getting them involved and seeking their feedback to share with others. I invite you to think about this and respond!

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