I was down in London yesterday evening to attend the second North East London Teachmeet. I was
allowed to do a mini-note (15 minutes) my topic was Maps, Mashups and Milkfloats.
I’ve shared many of these ideas before – but the presentation seemed to go down well yesterday evening. Below are any links that I referred to and some of the videos that I used to illustrate some of the ways you can use Google Earth. The presentation was really just a collection of practical ideas.
Idea 1 - Use the Google Maps mash-up Smoke Signal Generator (http://www.mapmsg.com/send/smokesignal) as a different way to set learning objectives, homework tasks or to re-cap a lesson.
You can use the mash-up in exactly the same way as you normally use Google Maps to find places by typing in the location. You can zoom in and zoom out in exactly the same way and switch between map, hybrid and satellite view. The mash-up however allows you to generate smoke signals from any location within Google Maps. The screencast below shows the demo that I used at tonight.