Steps for finishing your final project

You have posted your final project to your blog — story (with at least five links), Flickr slideshow and video. You have sent me an email explaining how you used social media in reporting your story. (You have, haven’t you?) Now it’s time to take the final step and plot your project on a class map. First, make sure you are logged in to your Google account. Then:

  1. Click here to go to the map.
  2. Save it to “My Places.”
  3. Enter the address of your project (for instance, 27 Berkeley St., Boston, MA). For some of you, this may be difficult. Pick the most logical address.
  4. Select “Save to map.”
  5. Select “Spring 2013: Reinventing the News final projects.”
  6. Go to “My Places” and choose “Spring 2013: Reinventing the News final projects.”
  7. Click on “Edit.”
  8. Click on the blue “27 Berkeley St.” icon — not on the map, but a little farther down on the left-hand side.
  9. Now go to the box that opened up on the map itself. For the title, replace “27 Berkeley St.” with your name.
  10. In the text box below, select anything Google may have already put there — text and pictures — it and delete it.
  11. Insert a picture — thumbnail size from Flickr is best. Remember, it has to be a picture that’s online. Google Maps does not let you upload a photo.
  12. Below the picture: The headline of your final post along with the address.
  13. Highlight the headline and link it directly to the permalink for your final project.

I have seeded the map with a post of my own so that you can look at what I did and how to format it.

Deadline: Wednesday at 10 a.m.

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