Best Online Mapping Tools To Teach Map Making For Kids

Best Online Mapping Tools To Teach Map Making For Kids

With the touch of a button, some enthusiasm, and the help of products and services like web mapping APIs, any student can create gorgeous maps. Whether the school project requires building a U.S.-location map or a global history project, interactive data visualizations help students understand the complete picture. Most mapping tools feature a way to…

The Four Components of a Student-Driven Classroom

The Four Components of a Student-Driven Classroom

All learners deserve the opportunity to own their learning. They take this ownership when they have input into the what or the how of instruction. The more choice you offer students, the more they will embrace the learning. With technology integration, we no longer need to rely on the teacher as the sole expert in…

9 Solar System Projects for Astronomical Fun!

9 Solar System Projects for Astronomical Fun!

Shooting stars, colossal comets, and undiscovered UFOs—our universe is a mysterious place that inspires wonder in children and adults alike. Many children imagine futures as astronauts, traveling in a rocketship to explore the vast expanses of space. Whether or not this dream becomes a reality, you can bring the intangible aspects of space a little…

5 Ways for Students to Visualize Data and Create Infographics

5 Ways for Students to Visualize Data and Create Infographics

Overview According to Glassdoor.com the ninth best job in 2015 is going to be that of the Data Scientist. This is a job that pays very well, is in high demand, has excellent career opportunities and… it hardly even existed just a few years ago. As we continue to collect more and more data about every possible…

Motivate the Makers in Your Class with SketchUp Make

Motivate the Makers in Your Class with SketchUp Make

Overview Making can take a number of fascinating and educationally valuable forms. From arts and crafts to coding and design, just about any interest can be used to spark a passion in creation and making. One form of making that has become increasingly simple, cheap and more and more popular in schools is that of 3D modelling. SketchUp is the most…

Have a Sackful of Fun and Learning with Google Santa Tracker

Have a Sackful of Fun and Learning with Google Santa Tracker

Overview Maybe it’s the festive spirit in the air. Maybe it’s the eggnog they serve in the Google cafe. Whatever it is, Google Maps feels like the gift that just keeps on giving! For the past ten years Google has been helping children around the world track and follow Santa on his journey from the North…

Amazing Virtual Field Trip Ideas with Google Street Views

Amazing Virtual Field Trip Ideas with Google Street Views

Overview We all know and love Google Maps. But did you know that the Street View Pegman has few more tricks up his sleeve? Google Street Views takes some of the most amazing Street View imagery, as well as user submitted photography, and turns it into a unique platform where students can explore every corner of the Earth in full…

Take your Class on a Virtual Field Trip around the World with GeoGuessr

Take your Class on a Virtual Field Trip around the World with GeoGuessr

GeoGuessr lets your students explore the world in a fun way, it’s just like taking your class on a virtual field trip. It is a nice tool for group activities with your class and it’ll definitely make geography fun and engaging. The concept is simple, yet pretty addictive and the name, GeoGuessr, tells you exactly what…

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