Google Maps

Using Google Maps for telling directions in the foreign language.

Google presentation format: Using Google Maps in Different Languages to "Get Directions."

Watch this ppt for an explanation of using street view with Google maps.

Explore the world on foot

City Tours
Traveling is already an extravagant endeavor. It’s a better idea to pocket the money you’d spend on travel books that will inevitably become outdated by the time you return from vacation, and simply invest some time in Google’s City Tours. City Tours generates a list of important traveling hot spots based on your destination of choice. For example, if you’re on your way to visit Berlin, Germany, type in a starting location (like the address of where you're staying) and City Tours will map out a route for a walking tour around the area you’re stationed.

Each landmark contains important information, like hours of operation and the address of the location--in case you decide to take a taxi or public transportation. You can also add other areas to your walking tour either manually or from a predetermined list provided by Google Maps. 

Embedding YouTube Videos into placemarks

Writing a Story in Google Maps by Silvia Tolisano

Postcard geography: Colette Cassinelli

Google Earth

Google Earth basics

Using Google Earth in class

Google Earth 101 for Educators wiki with how to videos and curriculum lessons

Google Lit Trips
This site is an experiment in teaching great literature in a very different way. Using Google Earth, students map the story. (Check out the Candide by Voltaire Lit Trip)