Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Come Back in January!

I am taking a class this semester and taking another break from the blog.  I will be back in January.  Remember that the 5th annual Assessment Give-away will be held at the beginning of January!

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Enjoy December!

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Google Maps

I have been learning more about Google lately and their many products.  I wanted to share some ways to incorporate their products into your home education. Over the next few months I will share some.

Google Maps is one of my new favorite resources.  You can travel not only down the streets of of the world, but inside some major landmarks.  

Maybe travel to Machu Pichu.  Explore these ancient ruins by clicking on the Pegman Icon and hovering it over the ruins.  When the areas  shows up in blue when you hover over it drop the Pegman Icon and explore below. 

Explore the Pyramids, Westminster Abby , or maybe the Sea of Galilee. 

My favorite is to explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art like Jamie and Claudia did in The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.   You can have your students find places they visited in the museum.  Very fun.  Especially in winter. 

Exploring Google Maps can take you places! 
Good Luck!