Google Maps are always being used by our students for all sorts of ‘regular’ things, but also for things that teachers don’t necessarily think of. In a recent project I spotted boys grabbing images from Google Maps for their presentations “Introducing You” – what better way to have images from another boys hometown.
Now I look forward to seeing what the students do with Street View on Google Maps for great global locations, now that it has been enhanced with Panoramio picture browsing.Panoramio, which was acquired by Google in 2007, is a photo-sharing site that focuses on photographs of locations and points of interest around the world.
The more popular the place you’re looking at in Street View (think Leaning Tower of Pisa or the Coliseum), the more likely you are to browse a lot of photos from Panoramio.
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