Are you ready for summer school? Normally the answer to that question would be a resounding no, but this is one time you might be glad to make an exception. Starting June 10th, Google is offering a free online two-week course that will not only be fun, but also help you improve your Google Maps and Google Earth skills.
The ‘Mapping with Google’ course will focus on three products: Google Maps, Maps Engine Lite, and Google Earth. You will also gain access to the new version of Google Maps if you have not received it through ‘invitation sign-up’ yet.
From the Google Lat-Long Blog post: Mapping with Google will be offered from June 10 – June 24. It is a self-paced, online course where you will watch videos (or read text lessons) and apply the skills you learn.
During this course, you will be able to collaborate with a worldwide community of learners and experts in the class forum, Hangouts, and via Google+.
Here is Google’s official video about the new online course…
You can sign up for and learn more about the new online course via the links below.
Mapping with Google Homepage [Google] Also the Sign-up/Registration Page.
Explore more with Mapping with Google [Google Lat-Long Blog]
A Free Two Week Course on Google Maps and Earth [Free Technology for Teachers Blog]
Introduction to Mapping with Google [YouTube]