Wednesday, May 09, 2007

UseaMap.com





I got an email from a person in Dublin who has created a mapping site, like TinyMap, where you can create your own map, save it online, link to it, and also easily embed it in your blog or anywhere else online. The site is called Useamap. I made a map of where OTAN is. Unfortunately, the satellite photo is old, so there is only a vacant lot where our offices now stand, but hopefully that won't be the case for your school or community! Our building is quite new.

This could be a nice activity for anything that involves mapping, distances, math, community information, etc. You can also add notes, directions, comments and photos (although I couldn't get the photos to work.)

2 comments:

Larry Ferlazzo said...

Marian,

I think you're right on about highlighting this kind of map application as an education activity.

I thought you might be interesting in my blog entry highlighting specific ideas (and other map sites) that can be used with English Language Learners:

http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2007/04/07/easy-geography/

Marian Thacher said...

Thanks, Larry. Last time I looked I didn't see this functionality on Google maps, but that's a good one. I will post a link to your student Alan's map. Great example of a student activity.