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Friday, July 24, 2015

Explore Mongolia in Google Street View

The history and culture of Mongolia has fascinated me since I first read about in high school. It's one of the places on my not-a-bucket-list list (h/t Gillian Duffy for that phrase) that I want to visit. I'm not going be able to visit anytime soon, but I can virtually explore it Google Maps Street View imagery.

Google recently added Street View and off-Street Views to Google Maps of Mongolia. Through the Street View imagery of Mongolia you can virtually tour mountains, frozen lakes, desserts, and the streets of Ulaanbaatar.

Applications for Education
I love Google Maps Street View because it allows students to see and virtually explore places in ways that geography textbooks simply cannot support.

If you find a specific image or view in Google Maps Street View, you can embed it into a blog post or webpage. Click here for a tutorial on how to do that.

7 Good Options for Building Digital Portfolios - A PDF Handout

Next month I am leading a short workshop on building digital portfolios. In preparation for that workshop, like every workshop I lead, I created a short PDF summarizing the tools that we will explore. For the benefit of those who cannot attend my workshop I'm making the handout available here on FreeTech4Teachers.com. You can view it as embedded below and or grab a copy by clicking here. Within the PDF you will find links to tutorials on how to use some of the featured tools.