# Tech Tips #2.33

## Lesson Ideas & Resources

Lesson Ideas

• Search for settings of novels, short stories, non-fiction articles, and/or films.
• Visit places mentioned in novels and/or short stories using Street View.
• Use locations for journal/writing prompts.
• Write travel directions between locations for procedural text.

Resources

What is a Google Lit Trip

## Lesson Ideas & Resources

Lesson Ideas

• Use Google Maps to measure distances between places and actual objects to find real world solutions to mathematical problems. Example lesson by Dale Basler. Watch the video below in the Science section for instructions on measuring distance in Google Maps.
• Compare distance/time in routes for walking, public transportation, biking, and driving.
• Show natural geometrical angles and shapes in streets, objects, and locations.
• Calculate the volume of famous locations or land area/perimeter.

Resources

• Math Maps - interactive Google Maps with embedded math activities. Teachers can contribute and share ideas. Targeted to K-5, but activities could be adjusted for other grade levels.
• Real World Math - Google Earth activities designed with math in mind.
• Google Earth Walks for Math - interactive Google Earth activities and keys for a variety of topics.
• Math Trail by HeyMath! - Game-based activity powered by Google Maps that takes you to locations and you answer math questions along the way. Watch a video about the game below.
HeyMath! MathTrail

## Lesson Ideas & Resources

Lesson Ideas

Resources

To How Measure Distances In Google Maps

## Lesson Ideas & Resources

Lesson Ideas

• Search for current and historical locations to go on virtual field trips.
• Create your own Google Map for historical events using My Maps (see below in Additional Resources).

Resources

Google Cultural Institute - The Story Behind the Historic Exhibits

## Lesson Ideas & Resources

Lesson Ideas

• Search for locations to go on virtual field trips.
• Create a scavenger hunt with Google Maps. Example lesson by Samantha Decker.
• Create your own Google Map for dining and culinary customs of other countries using My Maps (see below in Additional Resources). Locations could include images and/or recipes from local cuisine.
• Create interactive maps on countries for Foreign Language classes. Example lesson by Samantha Decker.

Resources

Google Cultural Institute: How To Use the Site