Bits and Bytes
South Windsor's Monthly Ed Tech Newsletter, December 2015
This month's edition focuses on the ways teachers and students can use Google's "My Maps" to organize information, to collaborate, and to publish learning. My Maps, which is integrated with Google Drive, allows users to create custom maps, pin locations, and add information and media to layers.
Are you ready to take your students on a journey with My Maps? Our content coaches can help you prepare students to recreate Huckleberry Finn's trip down the Mississippi River, to document historic sites, and to measure distance and area.
Steve Albrecht, Curriculum Specialist
Debbie Matchett, Content Coach
Ed Duclos, Content Coach
ELA: Create Lit Trips with My Maps
Social Studies: Postcards from the Past
Using My Maps, students "pin" those locations and attach both their primary source images and their present-day photos. Students compare images in order to gain understanding of change over time.