Additional Mapping Environments

Historypin: "Pin your history to the world"
Google Art Project: "Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces."
Earth Album: Explore beautiful photos of the world. Be careful to check first to see what kind of copyright license they have before using them.
Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before
50 Things to Do with Google Maps Mashups
Photosynths Around the World
Virtual Tourism
Gutenkarte Book Catalog: a geographic text browser intended to help readers explore the spatial component of classic works of literature
Our Stories: A project that helps people share the stories of their lives no matter where they live
Forvo: All the words in the world pronounced by native speakers
UCLA Language Materials Project Sample Lesson Plans Using Maps downloads a 7 page pdf on using maps in the LCTL classroom but can be adapted to any language classroom. Additional learning resources (not related to maps) can be found here

Additional Instructional Resources


The Good Earth: See the World with Google's Mapping Program by Amy Standen
Google Lit Trips: Bringing Travel Tales to Life by Suzie Boss
Creative Commons for Librarians by Molly Kleinman (excellent for the rest of us, too)


Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators—Assessment Rubrics
RubiStar: Create Rubrics for Your Project-Based Learning Activities

Copyleft Resources

Creative Commons
Wikimedia Commons
Teaching Copyright by J. Katherine Youngblood, Kristen Hokanson and Clif Mims
Teach Digital: Curriculum by Wes Freyer Copyright


Barbara Lindsey's List of Google Maps Resources

Barbara Lindsey's List of Google Earth Resources

Priscilla Theroux's Strategies for Differentiating

Toni Theisen's Differentiated Instructional Strategies Wiki

John Medina's Brain Rules