Google Maps

Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google. It offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets (Street View), real-time traffic conditions (Google Traffic), and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle, or public transportation. Sourced from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Quick Link To Google Maps:  https://www.google.ca/maps

Google can also be used to create Literature Trips.  It is possible, using google maps, to track the journeys of characters from your favorite novels.  Students are able to put in placemarks that can include pictures or relevant research. It is also possible to track the distance that characters have traveled in the book.   Instruction on how to make a map can be found here. https://support.google.com/mymaps/#topic=3188329

Some examples created in Google Earth (easily adapted for Google Maps) can be found here:

http://www.googlelittrips.org/

Below is a list of possible chapter books that would work well with Google Maps. Thank you to the EdTechTeam Global Community for their recommendations.

Here is the list of chapter books:  https://goo.gl/573ehN

 

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