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Tech Tip Tuesday – Google Earth

Tech Tip Tuesday – Google Earth

by MaryFran Lynch http://sites.google.com/site/techtipstuesday/google-earth The nice thing about Google Earth is that if you have played with Google Maps at all, Google Earth is kinda like the next step. One of the big differences, however, is that you will have to download Google Earth to […]

Tech Tip Tuesday – Intro to Google Maps

Tech Tip Tuesday – Intro to Google Maps

Most folks today rely on Google Maps to look up locations and print out directions to where they are going but there is so much more to Google Maps and new features are constantly being added.  You don’t need to have a Google account to […]

Tech Tip Tuesday – Google Specialized Search

Tech Tip Tuesday – Google Specialized Search

Specialized Search – Part 3

This next set of tips is great to integrate into social studies curriculum. It’ll help your students find primary sources when doing research, and have a better appreciation for just where the events took place.

view:timeline
When you use view:timeline, your results are broken down into chronologically listed dates. You can filter your search to narrow the time period from which you would like to view results.

For example, here is the top of the results page for the query [view:timeline battle of the bulge]:


Notice the filter on the right of the page. Narrowing the search to 1940-1944 will give you these results:


view:map
You can add maps to the search results. [view:map battle of the bulge] will give you a Google Map, with markers that refer to the places listed in the articles in the results. Switch between map, satellite, and hybrid view to give students a better appreciation of the terrain.

Good Luck!
~ MaryFran and Colette

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