Monday, April 25, 2011

Take a trip with Google Maps

Fourth graders are learning about the states and also studying the midwest region specifically. Three classrooms planned trips and the other two focused on their states.

For the trips, students worked in teams to map out their itinerary, including where to stay, what to eat and what to do. Using my staff google account, we created individualized maps to illustrate the plans for each team. Students composed informational captions and selected the map icons.

Classrooms studying the states shared the state capital and one fact to create a class map.

When the option to view maps in Google Earth is selected, a .kml file is automatically generated.

Kathy Kaldenberg, Librarian

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