Ed Tech Tips with E. Mosier
Make your classroom more E-fficient!
Using Google Maps in the Classroom
My Maps and Google Earth
Mapping a Distance
The simplest use of Google maps is to measure the distance between two places. Whether it is out of curiosity to determine how long of a car ride an upcoming vacation is, or how far a character traveled, this feature can be used. Another benefit of Google Maps is the ability to change from map view to satellite view, giving a unique perspective of an area.
Recreate a Route
Study Important Locations
Have Fun With Latitude and Longitude
Games to Play Using Maps
This is a neat website that embeds a trivia aspect into the game. You are asked a question with a location being the answer. Then, the correct region is zoomed in on. Then, it is your job to place the pin correctly on the map without running out of miles. However many miles you are off from the correct destination is a deduction from the "bank" of miles you're given to start the game.
Similar to SmartyPins, this is a cool map game that makes students dig into specific locations a little closer. Students (or players) are dropped in a random location and it is their job to maneuver around, gather information, and then attempt to guess using a map where they have been placed. More points are awarded to proximity of the location. This is a beneficial for students, as they are able to explore terrain, signs, landmarks, and surrounding areas from where they're placed.