geoGreeting: How geeks show they care (Gr. 1-12)
geoGreeting is a site that takes advantage of Google Maps and allows users to create messages using aerial snapshots of buildings to act as the letters in the message. Once your geoGreeting has been generated, hover your cursor over each letter to see the location information for the image. Copy and paste the unique link generated and add it to an email, blog, wiki or digital document to be shared with others. Once generated, you can click on the individual letters to open a new window with the Google Map of the the building and its location. Click here for an example.
- Have students try to generate words that have the most variety in locations.
- Use Google Maps or Google Earth to see if students can find new “letter” buildings from their own communities.