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Interactive Maps


“Ok, information is digital. This means that all mediums of information can now be expressed using the same language, binary. Digital (binary) information can easily be taken apart, put back together, mixed and matched, and inventively assembled into unique, value added information products. It’s what we do. It’s what we’ve always done, building on the information of others. Today, however, it is more akin to playing with Legos than spending years in research and writing. The act of building new information products is an ongoing experiment in conversation." (David Warlick, 2005, p. 1)


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LOOK: What literacies are involved?

Storymapping Project
http://www.storymapping.org/projects.html
Google Lit Trips for Youth
http://www.googlelittrips.org/




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PLAY: Why might this matter to students?

Create your own interactive map using one of the Tools listed
http://msugrads.wikispaces.com/Mashups

Create your own Google literature trip:
http://www.google.com/earth/index.html



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LEARN: How does it work?

How to Use Google Maps (TeacherTube video)
http://mapmashing.wikispaces.com/How to Use Google Maps

How to Create a Picture with Pop-up Comments in Excel
http://www.frenchteachers.org/technology/excelpopup.pdf