Google Maps

Training

Workshop Resources and Handouts



Agenda:
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  How do you use a Google Map to:
  - plot the events of a novel
  - plot historical events
  - plot any subject or topic you are teaching
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  Look at the sample Google Maps:
        1) Teaching An Historical Novel - My Brother Sam is Dead by Carol LaRow
        2) A Reader's Guide To The Novel - My Brother Sam is Dead by Brent Colley
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        4) Historical Norton Massachusetts (scroll down page)
        5)  Kingston, NY- Historic Sites (at bottom of page)
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Sample Lesson on Paul Revere:
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  What is your topic?
  How will you present it to the students?
  Boston Area map - link to this in placemarker
  Boston Area map on WEB
Boston Area - additional map
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Your Lesson:
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  Google Tools for Educators - Conference Handout
  Google "How-To" Docs, including creating an account, LookUp Formula, & Searching Strategies
  Google FORMS - Sample FORMS, Uses and Integration ideas
  Google Earth - scripts to add photos and text to popup windows
  Google Earth - create paths
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Google Tools:
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  Google Lit Trips - Conference Handout
  Google Lit Trips - Historical Novel: My Brother Sam is Dead (American Revolution
  Google Lit Trips - Homepage
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Google Projects to Join:
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1)  Google Historical Voyages and Events - Post historical projects on this site to share with other      schools. This site hosts student and teacher projects from around the World. Learn about schools and      students in other countries, and share information about your community, state, or country.
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            • Famous Explorers and Voyages
            • Historical Events
            • History of Your Community

            • Historical Literature

            • Ancestors' Journeys
            • Catastrophic Events

            • Courageous People & Heroes

            • Topics Suggested by Schools
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mmRequirements:
           • Use two Google tools (Suggestions on project homepage)
           • Contact Site Administrator to Sign Up (Email or use form on project homepage)
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mmSchools, States, & Countries Already Participating:
           • Australia, New York, Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Singapore, California
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2)  Global Collaboration Project - Partner with schools around the World. Learn about other countries -      their customs, culture, climate, schools, currency, and best of all, their people. Discover information      about your partner schools by doing activities on their homepages. Then, take a scavenger hunt to see      how much you learned.
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           • Student Ambassadors/Hosts
           • Plan a Trip to a Partner School
           • My Family, Your Family
           • Report on a Place You'd Like to Live
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           • Create a webpage for other schools to access as they learn about your school and community
           • Devise a scavenger hunt for partner schools to take after learning about your area
           • Choose a partner school from the list on the Portal Page
           • Choose a collaborative project
           • Contact Site Administrator to Sign Up
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mmSchools, States, & Countries Already Participating:
           Livermore Valley, California
           Niskayuna, New York
           Singapore, Asia
           Surrey, British Columbia
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mmSample Scavenger Hunts:
           Livermore Valley, California
           Niskayuna, New York
           Singapore, Asia
           Surrey, British Columbia
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WEB 2.0: (WEB tools, social networking, tutorials, and resources)
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  WEB 2.0 Techniques, Tools, Tutorials
  The Internet for Teaching and Learning
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Project Based Learning:
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  Teacher Resources - Criteria, Project Examples, Unit Plans, Strategies, Evaluations
  Student Resources -  Creative Commons, Free Project Resources - Photos, Clip Art, Sounds, & Music
  Webquests - Overview, Resources, Examples by Curricular Area
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Apple: (OSX, iLife, iWork, Tips, and How-To's)
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  Apple Learning Interchange
  Safari Learn To Use Its Features, Navigate the WEB Effectively
  OSX Leopard 10.5.8, Using Spotlight
  OSX Leopard 10.5.8, Using The Finder and Dock
  OSX Leopard 10.5.8, Menu Bar
  Apple's iLife - Tips and How-To's
  Apple's iWork - Pages & Keynote
  iLife & iWork Language Arts Project - Biographical Stories & Poems, Hosted on Apple's ALI Site
  OSX
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Teacher Productivity Sites:
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  Teacher Productivity - Useful Sites
  Elementary Links
  Secondary Links
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Miscellaneous:
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  Resources for Administrators
  Resources for Students
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Navy Pen Pal Project: (Smithsonian Laureate Award)
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  Navy Pen Pal Project
  Navy Pen Pal Project - Movies
  Smithsonian Laureate Award
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Archived Pages : (Links to Former Pages)
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NYSSBA Conference, October 2009, Article on Carol's Google Presentation
  NYSSBA - Conference Handout
  NY Talks - Conference Handout
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