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Using the data above, click the explore button and see what you can find in the data. Be ready to share one thing that you found.
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Click here to view graphic organizers made in Google Drawing.


Click here to play with magnetic poetry in Google Drawing

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1 - Map Menu

1A - Click to add title and description to your map


1B - Click for: New Map, Open Map, Embed Map, Delete Map, Export to KML (for use with Google Earth)


1C - Click to add another layer. MyMaps is limited to 3 layers with 100 points on each layer.


1D - Click to to Change:

Style: Change pin style - Default is “uniform”, all pins the same style and color, but many other choices available including “individual”, each pin is different and “Style by Column Data”.

Data: Click to view data table if your map was created using imported spreadsheet data

Labels: Add text labels to your map pins


1E - Base Map can be changed. Click to view different map backgrounds.

2 - Location Search

2 - Omnibox search - enter place name or location to find on map


3 - Map Tools

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4 & 5 - Map Marker Detail View

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Add all the locations that you have ever lived on a My Map.

Above and Beyond: My Maps

Additional Resources

Google Support Pages:


Tutorials:

Google Maps Engine Lite Tutorial Website

Video: Creating Maps using Google Sheet (Form) Data - http://youtu.be/34GJXv_y-24

Video: Great video tutorial - http://youtu.be/j6pWfoktUd8


Get inspired!

Google Maps Gallery - Click on “Explore” a choose one of the categories to see all the creative ways in which you could use Google Maps with students.


Google Cultural Institute - The world’s cultural treasures at your fingertips. Take virtual tours, save your favorites, explore collections. Includes famous works of art, world heritage sites and more. Click HERE to watch a great overview video. Click HERE for World Wonders Project Teacher Resources.


Real Time Data Resources - Bring relevance and current events into your classroom by designing a Maps project focused around real time data.


Google Tour Builder - Tour Builder allows you to pick the locations right on the map, add in photos, text, and video, and then share your creation. Tours are “animated”. Tour Builder is a Beta product and limited to use on PCs and Macs since it requires you to download a Plug-in. Click HERE to see sample tours that have been shared. Click HERE for tutorials on Tour Builder.


Google Maps Views Photospheres - Crowd-sourced, panoramic images of locations around the globe.

Sample Maps created by others might help you generate ideas for use with your students!


Google Maps for Educators - Check out a range of lesson ideas sorted by subject area.

Examples shared by Kim Randall

More Examples Shared by Jim Sill

School Capacity in BC link

Earth Echo: The Dead Zone link

Argentina Flooding link

Typhoon Haiyan link

Shawnee, OK Tornado Damage link

Motorcycle tour of Pakistan link

National Parks Map

Around Bangna

Earth Movements Map

Health Around the World

10 Worst Floods in Australia

11 Worst Cyclones

Flat Stanley Example

Underground Railroad in Ohio