Colette Cassinelli has put together a collaborative Google Maps project in which any classroom can participate. The project is called “Greetings From… Postcard Geography.” The project asks for students to embed, on a Google Map, “postcards” representing places of significance near their school. Students can add postcards individually or add one postcard on behalf of an entire classroom. You can read more details about the project on either Colette’s blog or on the website established for the project. I have embedded a small version of the map below. Click here to view the map in full size.
Applications for Education
This collaborative project could be a good way for students to explore the places where their peers around world live. Participating in this global project is also a great way for students to investigate and identify the significance of the places in their neighborhood.