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Wiki Field Trip

Take Google Earth with add wikipedia and what you get is WikiFieldTrip. Go to Wiki Field Trip, type in a city or latitude/longitude and you are taken to that city in Google Earth. What you see are bubbles that link to articles in Wikipedia about that place. On these bubbles, you can find even more links, pictures, and relevant resources.

Created in 2009

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Grade Level(s):All
Curriculum Areas:Geography
History/Social Science
Themes/Keywords: Field Trips
Geography
Google Earth
Maps
Wiki


Essential Question(s)
1. What information is available about a specific place?

Discussion Question(s)
1. What places can I visit at a specific city?
2. What is the history and background information on a site?

Extension and Activities
1. Drag the map around and wikipedia articles will appear on the map as red points.
2. Click them to read the article.
3. Search using the search box.
4. Click the Star to save the site for your field trip.


"I love that this is an easy to use site that fosters professional collaboration and improvement of teaching and learning while providing tools for educators in a one stop place. The templates are easy to use. I've been using them lately for workshops and online courses as well as for creating and updating an educator web resource list. Updating on the fly is so easy. My sites look professional and are easy to navigate. In the past I've used them to help teachers with project planning, and would love to do that again.

Barbara is extremely responsive to my needs when I've made requests. This personal touch is extremely awesome!"



pictureLinda Ullah
Consultant, Coach, Online Instructor
Krause Center of Innovation - Waxhaw, NC






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