Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Animap your next lit trip!

Animaps is a new tool for creating "beautifully informative animated maps, for free!"

Animaps is a great tool for students and teachers to use when creating lit trips or historical map stories. The ability to string together sequences of locations, events, and information using maps allows students to demonstrate deep levels of learning beyond just what they know.

Students can create Animaps to demonstrate their learning. Students will not only have to understand and analyze information, but they will also synthesize, and evaluate information as they create an Animaps for a lit trip or historical map story.

Teacher created Animaps are excellent for communicating supplemental and other content related information to students. Teachers can create Animaps as an alternative to having students watch a video or view a PowerPoint slideshow.

Visit the Animaps web site for a tutorial and examples about using Animaps. The Lexington Animap reenactment of the Battle of Lexington is a great example of how students and teachers can use Animaps.

"Animaps extends the My Maps feature of Google Maps by letting you create maps with markers that move, images and text that pop up on cue, and lines and shapes that change over time.
When you send your Animap to friends it appears like a video - they can play, pause, slow and speed up the action!"

Get started using Animaps today! 

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