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Mapping Content and Contexts with My Maps and Tour Builder by Google

February 28, 2019 @ 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.

Create Challenges Button

Google Maps Create Challenge Instructions



Tips for Teaching with Google Maps

How to set up a new map

How to interpret satellite images

Canvas Page

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.

CVC-OEI Online Course Design Rubric

Peralta Equity Rubric


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Liz du Plessis Portrait Mayra Avila Portrait

Liz du Plessis
Barstow Community College

Bio: Dr. Liz du Plessis teaches History online for Barstow Community College and is serving as contract Faculty for the new California Online Community College. She has been an Instructional Designer inside and outside of higher education and holds a PhD in U.S. History and a Master’s degree in Educational Technology.

Mayra Avila
Barstow Community College

Bio: I am currently a full-time student, I enjoy volunteering, gardening, and learning. I aspire to go into the medical field.


February 28, 2019
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
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