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Google Maps & Wiki-space Integration. By: Ben Miller Port Huron Cohort. Rationale of Unit. Use new and interesting technology. Develop use of technology in core classes. Create useful projects. Learn new technology tools. Enhance love of learning. Lesson 1 & 2. Lesson 1

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Google maps wiki space integration

Google Maps & Wiki-space Integration

By: Ben Miller

Port Huron Cohort


Rationale of unit

Rationale of Unit

  • Use new and interesting technology.

  • Develop use of technology in core classes.

  • Create useful projects.

  • Learn new technology tools.

  • Enhance love of learning.


Lesson 1 2

Lesson 1 & 2

  • Lesson 1

    • Conduct research.

    • Post research at locations on Google Maps.

    • Organize information.

  • Lesson 2

    • Use research information in another way.

    • Post information to Wiki space.

    • Learn another way to organize information.


Lesson 1 google maps

Lesson 1 – Google Maps

Research

  • Conduct research on Civil War battles

  • Find pictures and other images

  • Develop a timeline

  • Create walkthrough for battle

  • Organize text, images and media


Lesson 1 google maps1

Lesson 1 – Google Maps

Apply Research

  • Create a new map

  • Find locations of battle based on timeline

  • Create placemarks for locations

  • Input all media, text and images

  • Organize layout to follow timeline


Lesson 1 advantages

Lesson 1 - Advantages

  • Learn to use technology in core classes.

  • Realize that technology is useful!

  • Learn old topics in new ways.

  • Expand learning to fully understand topic.


Lesson 1 disadvantages

Lesson 1 - Disadvantages

  • There are very few disadvantages.

  • Technology limitations can be a problem.

  • Lack of network / computer speed.

  • Unorganized entry to the lesson.

  • Teacher not understanding technology

  • Students not understanding technology


Lesson 1 review

Lesson 1 – Review

  • Very adaptable application

    • Painters

    • Battles

    • People

  • Useful for a full understanding of the topic.

  • Demonstration of Google Maps

  • http://maps.google.com


Lesson 2 wiki

Lesson 2 – Wiki

Research

  • Utilize research from previous lesson.

  • Can be added on to other assignments.

  • Students grasp the entire topic!

  • Development of class review material.


Lesson 2 wiki1

Lesson 2 – Wiki

Apply Research

  • Post information related to each battle.

  • Integrate Google Maps research.

  • Allows collaboration on topics.

  • Each student must understand their topic.

  • Development of class study materials.


Lesson 2 advantages

Lesson 2 - Advantages

  • Creates a full understanding of the topic

  • Develops research and collaboration skills.

  • Does not limit under/over achievers.

  • Adaptable to many courses and topics.

  • Can be modified throughout the year.


Lesson 2 disadvantages

Lesson 2 - Disadvantages

  • Students research = total outcome.

  • Each student must be accountable for info.

  • Technology limitations are bad.

  • Teacher understanding of technology.

  • Students understanding of topic.

  • Time and effort involved.


Lesson 2 review

Lesson 2 - Review

  • Creates a full view of topic.

  • Develops research and collaboration skills.

  • Integrates Google Maps.

  • Understanding of new technology.


Unit review

Unit Review

  • Learning new uses for technology.

  • Redeveloping skills for the classroom.

  • Teachers use new methods of instruction.

  • Overall understanding of topics.


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