A Geo-Map media project can include text, hyperlinks, images, and videos connected to locations on virtual maps. Geo-Map projects can provide windows into events, concepts, places and stories which join disparate media elements into a cohesive digital narrative.
- Create web accounts on the websites you plan to use in your project.
- Download software (if required) you’ll use for your project.
- Plan your project with a storyboard and script.
- Collect media artifacts you want to include in your project.
- Create your Geo-Map and share it.
- Google Maps (new & updated)
- Mapstory (web-based)
- Google Earth
- Thinglink (web-based)
- ARIS (location-based gaming)
- Tripline (iOS apps & mobile website)
- iTouchMap (lat / long calculator)
- Google Maps Streetview Player
Many of the other “mapping media” project tools can be used and integrated into a Geo-Map project. Like an eBook, a Geo-Map project can become a coherent aggregation or collection of different media artifacts. Additional tools are linked on the Geo-Storychasing workshop curriculum.
- Newspaper Map
- Moore Oklahoma Tornado Paths
- Running Reality
- Cellular Data Comparison: OKC to Dodge City (Feb 2014)
- Google Lit Trips (Jerome Burg)
- The Brady Bunch Guide to Hawaii (Google Maps)
- Living with the Railroads (HistoryPin)
- Trayvon Martin case (Meograph team)
- Hiroshima Archive (Hidenori Watanabe – more info)
- GeoHistorian Project (Kent State University’s Research Center for Educational Technology)
- The Plan for Lansdowne Park (Thinklink)
- Harnu (click the “news” icon at the top)
- Murmur (place-based oral history project)
- Global Sea Level Rise
- 8th Grade GeoMap Project For English: Road to Hiroshima
- Tell Me Your Story (Girl Scout Gold Award Project)
- Sharing Stories with Google Earth (Joe Wood)
- Create a custom map of recent earthquakes using USGS spreadsheet-formatted data
- Current Events Activity:
- Use Random Fruit Machine to select a country (list sorted with Textwrangler)
- Find a recent article about that country on Global Voices Online
- Create a new placemark on our “Current Events Geo-Map“
- Add a text headline, a hyperlink, and an image to your Placemark
- Search YouTube and find a video related to your current event
- Add another placemark to our “Current Events Geo-Map” and embed the video in it
- Find a Google Street View link on “Find 1001 Destinations with Google Street View” and add a link to it in a new place mark on your map.
- Example GeoMap from #InnEdCO15 on June 21, 2015
- How to create a “My Map” in Google Maps (YouTube)
- Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google MyMaps (Aug 2015)
- Place-Based Digital Storytelling Modules (from PBS)
- Geo-Apps and Google Earth (Workshop curriculum by Wesley Fryer)
MORE READING AND VIDEOS
- What is Geo-Literacy? by National Geographic (video)
- “The Fourth Part of the World” by Toby Lester (phenomenal book!)
- Using ARIS to Create Interactive, Multimedia Enhanced Field Trips by Wes Molyneaux (April 2012)
- Visualizing Data in Google Earth (September 2011)
- Google Fusion Tables: Geo-spatially connecting database data (September 2011)
- iGeography by Jenny Ashby (Workflows for Learning with iPads – April 2012)
- Other Geography-related posts on Moving at the Speed of Creativity
A Geo-Map media project can include text, hyperlinks, images, and videos connected to locations on virtual maps. Geo-Map projects can provide windows into events, concepts, places and stories which join disparate media elements into a cohesive digital narrative. Geo-Map projects are not just for social studies! Learn in this workshop how to connect reading, writing, real-world math data, science, and more to “place locations” and create engaging project or assignment opportunities for students.
* Image attribution: Digital drawing created by Wesley Fryer on Brushes for iPad