Google Maps is one of my favorite tools for geography lessons and for some elementary school math lessons. In fact, next month I’m hosting a webinar all about using Google Maps in your classroom. That said, there are some alternatives to Google Maps that I do use from time-to-time. Bing Maps is one of those alternatives.
Bing Maps has a collections feature that you can use to create thematic collections of places. In this brief video I demonstrate how I created a small collection of National Parks in Bing Maps and how I enabled sharing of that collection.
Applications for Education
Creating and sharing a thematic collection of places in Bing Maps could be helpful in preparing an introductory geography lesson. It can also be an activity that you have students do to create a collection of places related to a theme that you assign to them.