Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Map Maker

Big Huge Labs has a lot of cool {and free} tech tools. 

Logo from the Big Huge Labs website
 One of them is called Map Maker.


The idea is that you can display a map of the whole world or a specific part, and then you can place "pins" on the map. From there, you can embed the code on a website or, of course, take a screenshot of it. Here's an example of a map I made:

Places I've Visited
Make yours @ BigHugeLabs.com
Make yours @ BigHugeLabs.com

Ideas for Use:
  1. Mark places where students have visited as a "getting to know you" game.
  2. Social studies students can mark a place they're researching. 
  3. Elementary students who are participating in a Flat Stanley project can mark where Stanley has visited.
  4. If your class is connecting to other classes or professionals -- pen pals? Skype chats? -- mark the places your class has reached on the map. 
I'm sure there are more ways to use it in class, but those are just a few to get you started. :) Click here to start making your map. 

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