Google Maps can be used for more than just looking up directions! You can use Google Maps to create a research document or students can create a project showing different places that you are researching! There is an example below using the Texas Revolution Battle sites. You can put a pin in the different places and include a Title, description and picture describing the place where the pin is. This could be a great project for students to work on together showing what they know about specific places that you have talked about. There are several different skills that the students will be working on as they work on this project including; research, collaboration, writing, mapping, and any other skills you may have them focus on. To create your own map, you just go to Google.com/mymaps. Once you choose where you want to start, just put your first pin down and start putting in information about that location!
Jacob has been teaching for 9 years. 5 years as a 4th grade teacher and 4 years as an instructional technology specialist (iTech). He is sharing some of his experiences and technology that could help other teachers in the classroom.