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The tutorials below should help you if you have never used these Google tools before. Please watch them, then click on the link to edit the map or the document.

I. Google Map Exercise

a.Google Map Tutorial Video

b. Written Instructions

  1. Go to www.maps.google.com

  2. Click "Sign In" in the upper right-hand corner of the page.

  3. Enter your username and password

  4. Click on "My Maps" on the upper left-hand side of the page.

  5. Click on "Create a New Map"

  6. Give the map and title and description titlemapgoogle

  7. If you want the map to be completely open to the public, click "public" If you only want to limit who can access the map, click "Unlisted"
  8. Click "Collaborate" to invite others using their e-mail addresses: titlemapgoogle2

Choose the options that best suit your needs, then send the invitations. Click "Done".

  1. Once you set up the basics, it is time to edit the map. Click "Edit" in the upper right-hand side of the page.


  1. The three tools: The hand is how you grab the map and move it around. The teardrop shaped placemarker acts like a pushpin. The squiggly line allows you to highlight an area or trace a route.
  2. Click on the placemarker and drop it somewhere on the map. When you do you will see this window pop-up:


Give the placemark a title and description.


you can also embed a video or picture in this box. To do so simply Click on "Edit HTML" and then paste the embed code. Click Ok. You will not see the picture/video until after you click "Save on the left-hand side of the page.

To put a link or an embedded interactive map on your page on the school's website, click "Link" on the upper right-hand side of the page. You will have 2 choices- a link or embeddable HTML.

II. Google Doc Exercise

Google Doc tutorial

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