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Google Maps for Education

Google Maps for Education provides resources to help teachers and students explore, create, and collaborate with mapping tools. Students who are taught geography are better equipped to understand how human and physical systems interact and to make informed decisions based on that knowledge.
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How can you use Google Maps?

With Google Maps, you and your students can become arm-chair explorers and cartographers with ease. Google Maps are a fun and visual way to help students understand geography concepts, map reading, location, and distance measurement. Besides using Google Maps to teach the fundamentals of mapping, like latitude and longitude, you can inspire students to investigate the world and to think spatially. You can use Google Maps with your students to:

  • Create collaborative maps
  • Create a campus or school district map
  • Create a family heritage map
  • Get walking directions
  • Plan a trip using public transportation
  • Get biking directions
  • Add or edit places on maps for your community
  • Compare neighborhoods and communities across the world
  • Understand traffic patterns
  • Use maps as writing inspiration


Crystal Sullivan

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