Showing posts with label venice. Show all posts
Showing posts with label venice. Show all posts

Friday, May 5, 2017

Learn How Venice Works - And Take a Virtual Tour Through It

The Amazing Race is one of the few television shows that I try to catch when new episodes air. This week the show was in Venice. Watching this week's episode of The Amazing Race in Venice reminded me of a couple of neat resources for learning about the city.

Venice Backstage is a seventeen minute video that explains how the water is contained, how the buildings stay upright, and how residents of Venice travel about the city.


The Venice Backstage website offers additional articles and graphics to support the information presented in the video.

Students can virtually explore Venice through a Street View Trek. The Street View Trek through Venice lets students travel the city on foot and travel through the canals in gondolas. The Street View Trek through Venice also gives students the opportunity to step inside historic buildings in the city.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Views of Venice - Art Added to Street View Imagery of Venice

Keir Clarke, owner of Google Maps Mania, has created a neat mashup of art and Street View imagery. Views of Venice allows you to see artwork depicting scenes of Venice layered over current Street View imagery of Venice. To access the imagery just click on the menu button on Views of Venice to choose a piece of art and see it in its geo-located context.

Applications for Education
Views of Venice reminds me a bit of the concept behind History Pin in which historical imagery is added to Google Maps Street View. Views of Venice only contains fourteen images at this time. It is still a good example of how Google Maps can be used to provide greater context for students when they are learning about art and artifacts. You could have students learn about the geographical and context of art by having them add images to Google Maps placemarks through Google Maps Engine Lite.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Explore Venice in Street View and Learn How Venice Works

Google keeps expanding the amount of imagery we can explore in Street View. The latest expansion includes Venice. In the new Street View imagery of Venice you can virtually walk the sidewalks and cruise down canals. And after virtually touring modern Venice you can jump to the Google Cultural Institute and visit the Museo Correr to explore Venice's past.


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Applications for Education
After virtually touring Venice your students may wonder how the city works. Venice Backstage is a seventeen minute video that explains how the water is contained, how the buildings stay upright, and how residents of Venice travel about the city.

The website Venice Backstage offers additional articles and graphics to support the information presented in the video.

H/T to David Andrade for sharing the Street View news on Google+.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

How Venice Works

A recent Open Culture post about flooding in Venice reminded me of the Venice Backstage website which I wrote about last year. Venice Backstage features a seventeen minute that explains how the water is contained, how the buildings stay upright, and how residents of Venice travel about the city. The website Venice Backstage offers additional articles and graphics to support the information presented in the video. Watch the video below.


Venice Backstage. How does Venice work? from Insula spa on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Venice Backstage - How Venice Works

Venice Backstage is an interesting seventeen minute video about how the city of Venice works. The video, produced by the municipality of Venice, shows viewers how the water is contained, how the buildings stay upright, and how residents of Venice travel about the city. The website Venice Backstage offers additional articles and graphics to support the information presented in the video. Watch the video below.


Venice Backstage. How does Venice work? from Insula spa on Vimeo.

H/T to Open Culture.