I will admit…having a son who is majoring in GIS and working with Tyler Hogan who has loved maps since he was 6 years old…makes me nervous writing about WonderMaps.
But I am a brave homeschool mom…well at least today I feel brave.
Hopefully if you already own WonderMaps you have downloaded the update.
But that is not what has me excited about the new update.
The new update now has annotations…which allows users to create their own custom maps. I know…I am excited over annotations…what can I say…I love to create.
For example…let me show you how a map assignment from The Mystery of History Volume III can now be completed.
Over the course of a few lessons, students are asked to add a reformer onto the map of Europe. Showing the location where the reformers did most of their preaching or teaching.
First I opened the Europe map from WonderMaps.
Then I preceded to turn off the selections on the left to achieve a black and white outline map with country names.
Once you have the map with the choices selected…look to the right…see the comments box…click on that.
This will open up a toolbar that will allow you to add text, do free hand drawing and add various shapes. In this assignment I choose to add text boxes. One for the title of my map and other boxes with the names of each reformer. You can select color, size and font for your text.
You can even save your map and make additions to it at a later time.
Here is my completed map…Leaders of the Reformation.
Now my students have the opportunity to create their own maps in WonderMaps!