This collection of links is designed to help give you ideas for ways you might incorporate mashups into your own classroom. You can find more examples by visiting sites such as Google Maps Mania or by searching Google for mashups.





Examples (Organized by Teacher Purpose)

Teachers incorporate mashups into their curriculum in order to:



  • Develop critical thinking skills - Mibazaar - Blog devoted to mashups of data related to education (and many other fields)



  • Expand students' experience with the world (virtual field trips)
    • Access Denied - Maps censorship of web 2.0 sites from around the world and provides information and links re: the rationale behind each case and its resolution
    • Google Lit Trips (The Yellow Balloon) - Use mashups made with Google Earth and famous lit. to create virtual field trips (students "fly" to the various locations) and student podcasts. Site organized by grade levels (Kindergarten through Higher Ed) with lots of different kinds of literature represented.








Examples (Organized by Subject Area)


Art/Graphic Arts



Business


Dance



Fashion


  • Project Runway - Preloaded fashion clips, off-screen clips, music, and special effects that you can lay in tracks to create and share your own video mashups from the show

Journalism/Film


  • A Fair(y) Use Tale - Disney movies mashed up to comment on copyright and fair use guidelines


Language Arts/Literacy



  • Google Lit Trips (The Yellow Balloon) - Use mashups made with Google Earth and famous lit. to create virtual field trips (students "fly" to the various locations) and student podcasts. Site organized by grade levels (Kindergarten through Higher Ed) with lots of different kinds of literature represented.

  • Shaking Up Shakespeare - Very well-thought out blog post that describes the pedagogical decisions behind this teacher's plans for using web 2.0 technologies in an AP English class

Music



Professional Development


  • Karen's Mashups- Teacher mashes up other people's podcasts every week to create her own podcast related to a particular theme

Science



  • Who is sick? - Mashup that plots who is sick by geographical location

Social Studies

  • Access Denied - Maps censorship of web 2.0 sites from around the world and provides information and links re: the rationale behind each case and its resolution






Technology


World Languages





  • Tecnomaps - Blog in Spanish dedicated to map mashups