Take your students on a field trip underwater with Google Maps’ Street View Ocean collection.
If It Were My Home was first created to show the scale of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill by superimposing the contaminated area over a location of your choice. The site has since expanded to include a fabulous country comparison tool.
At Our Changing World, choose a topic and watch the size of each country morph to reflect various data. Certain parts of the world will expand or shrink depending on the value of their exports or their number of computer users, for example.
This infographic from Our Amazing Planet contains lots if interesting information, such as the forms of life inhabiting various ocean depths and the heights of assorted landmarks around the globe.
Modeled on a Rubik’s Cube, the Geocube’s six sides each represent a geographical theme, which are then divided into subtopics on the individual squares. Clicking first on a side, then on a square, you’ll zoom to a description of the topic with accompanying pictures and videos.
MapCrunch allows you to randomly tour spots on the earth, or choose your tour by continent, and within seconds, you have zoomed right into something interesting.
My Wonderful World provides students, teachers, and parents with abundant resources from National Geographic to study the world around us.
Google Maps Mania is a blog that highlights the different ways Google Maps and Google Earth mashups are trending, and the educational value that they have.
Try these animated maps to show the interplay between history and geography.
Enigeo is a free download that lets you test your studetns’ geographical knowledge.