Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ideas and Directions for Using Google Maps & Earth Across the Curriculum

This morning at the NCTIES conference I facilitated a workshop about using Google Maps and Google Earth in social studies, science, language arts, and mathematics. Below you can see a list of resources we looked at and directions for creating placemarks in Google Maps Engine Lite, directions for using Classic Google Maps, directions for creating tours in Google Tour Builder and in Google Earth.

U.S. Watersheds (complete directions for working with watersheds)

English/ Language Arts


Social Studies

Arthur Family Health Teaches Kids and Adults About Taking Care of Themselves

Arthur Family Health is a new resource from PBS Kids. Arthur Family Health is designed to help parents, teachers, and students learn about common health challenges children face. Through videos, games (online and offline), and data sheets visitors to Arthur Family Health can learn about asthma, allergies, nutrition, fitness, and resilience (dealing with tragedies).

Applications for Education
In the games and activities sections Arthur Family Health teachers will find activities that will help all students in their classrooms understand the considerations that need to be made for peanut allergies and asthma.