Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tripline map tours

Tripline.net is web2.0 tool that allows you to use Google Maps, routes, points of interest, text, & pictures, then turns all those things into a nice guided tour video. It is very similar to My Maps (built in to Google Maps) but the video-like interface keeps the audience on the track the author has specified.

It's a free web 2.0 tool that has a lot of uses in the classroom.

Check out this example on Columbus' first voyage.
(If the video doesn't launch, try here.)

There is a really nice intro/how to video on the HP Teacher Experience Exchange. Thanks to @txmelissatx for this gem.