Mapping Content and Contexts with My Maps and Tour Builder by Google
February 28 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Interactive, digital maps provide learners a way to explore relationships between abstract ideas and real-world contexts. In this session, you’ll meet a teacher and a student who will show examples of student work created with My Maps, an easy tool for making and sharing custom Google maps online. Students collaborate by adding “pins” to locations on a shared class map along with their own written content, images, and videos. Examples of student work include an icebreaker activity, a map of international events, and a map of historical figures and events. You’ll also see examples of how people are using Tour Builder to tell stories around the world through Google Earth’s imagery. Instructional materials will be provided so you can get started creating custom maps and supporting students as they visualize what they’re learning in geographic context.
Would you like a copy of Liz’s Google Map assignment? You’ll find it in the Canvas Commons. Just log into Canvas, click on Commons (on the left), and search for CCCDLDay.