Next week is my favorite academic week of the year. It’s Geography Awareness Week! On Sunday I’ll be publishing a big list of resources for teaching and learning about geography. In that list you’ll see me mention some uses Google Earth and Google Maps. If you want to really dive into Google Earth and Google Maps, I offer an online, self-paced course that shows you everything you need to know to use Google Earth and Maps in social studies. And for the next seven days I’m offering the course at 50% off.
A Crash Course in Google Earth & Maps for Social Studies is a self-paced course in which I outline five social studies lesson activities that utilize Google Maps and Google Earth to help students make discoveries and to demonstrate what they’ve learned. These projects can be adapted for use in elementary school (grades 3-5), middle school, and high school settings.
In the course you can learn:
- How to create multimedia maps.
- The distinctions between versions of Google Earth and Google Maps
- How to map datasets.
- How to create custom image overlays in Google Earth.
- How to build and record virtual tours.
- How students can collaborate remotely on Google Earth projects.
- How to measure and draw in Google Earth.
- Multimedia mapping options for students who don’t have Google Accounts.
- The nuts and bolts of Google Earth and Maps.
Register during the next seven days for just $14.50. Register today and you’ll have access to the course for the next year.