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Friday, February 5, 2016

Students Can Compare Maps Side-by-Side in GE Teach

GE Teach is a great map tool that I last featured about 18 months ago. GE Teach is developed and maintained by a high school teacher in Texas named Josh Williams. We had the chance to meet at TCEA this week and chat about GE Teach.

GE Teach has gone through a bunch of iterations over the years. It is now built on the Google Maps API. On GE Teach students can compare two maps side-by-side. Students can select from gallery of map layers to compare side-by-side in GE Teach. In addition to comparing maps students can still use the drawing and measuring tools that you would typically find in Google's My Maps tool.

Applications for Education
GE Teach provides a great way for students to compare data sets in a map environment. In the screenshot above you can see that I decided to compare total population with population density. That comparison allows students to see where people live within the most populated countries in the world.

A bonus of GE Teach is that your students can enable the drawing and measuring tools without having to sign into a Google Account.