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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

GE Teach - A Good Tool for Teaching With Maps

A few years ago I introduced some of you to GE Teach developed by Josh Williams. Recently, Josh updated GE Teach to use the latest Google Maps API. The latest version provides some helpful options for changing views while retaining the original intent of the site. The purpose of the site is to help teachers develop lessons in which students explore spatial distributions. Watch the video below to see how the latest version of GE Teach works.


Applications for Education
Visitors to GE Teach can select from a variety of physical geography and human geography layers to display and explore. A fantastic feature of GE Teach is the option use the "two maps" mode to show two maps side-by-side for the purpose of information comparison.