Thanks to Google Maps Mania I learned about another new tool for creating mapped stories. Heganoo is a tool that allows you to build multimedia placemarks on a map. Your completed map can be displayed in a variety of formats including a slide-by-slide format that allows viewers to see placemark information as slides while viewing the map in the background. Placemarks in your map can include pictures, videos, and text. Check out the sample American Revolution map embedded below.
Applications for Education
Heganoo, like tools similar to it, could be a good tool for students to use to create stories about historical events and current events that involve multiple locations. As I learned years ago with one of my special education students, the visual connection between location and information can be a great asset to students in recalling that information later.