Learn to create collaborative multimedia maps with Google Certified Teacher, Patrick Green. Be inspired by student created maps that demonstrate learning in Math, Science, Social Studies, English and Art. Try it yourself and discover how easy it is to make beautiful and informative maps by using place marks, paths and areas with imported data including text, images and YouTube video. You’ll leave this session having mapped out a way to integrate Google Maps into your own learning focused classroom, no matter the subject
Get Packing: Inspiring Ideas
Maps by Educators or Students
Prague’s Old Town Legends by Nancy VonWalde's 3rd Grade Students
Area of Triangle around School by Anne Flaherty
Public Art in Prague by the entire Grade 7 at International School of Prague
Underground Railroad by Katie Sabol, State Library of Ohio
MN Geology Maps by GCT Ben Friesen
Erosion @ WJH by GCT Ben Friesen
Measures in Madrid by GCT Tom Barrett
Earth Science - science619 - The year’s curriculum mapped out.
Ancient Greece - Grade 6 two-student map as notes for the unit.
13 Colonies - Grade 8
Blog Posts (with links to Maps)
Finding more inspiring ideas by searching maps.google.com under Advanced Search
Get Your Bearings: How to use the tools
Top Tips for working on a collaborative map
1. Sign in to Google Maps
2. Search for your placemarks, then add them to a map by clicking the placmark then clicking "Add to map".
Head out on the Trail
Activity 1: The Layover - If you only had 24-48 hours in Redondo Beach what would you do? See? Eat?
1. Go to this map: Redondo Beach Layover (don't forget the top tips above) group two
2. Then add 1 or 2 ATTRACTIONS, (restaurants, experiences, places, trails, etc.) that you would consider "Musts" for visitors with only a few hours in Redondo Beach. Plot the point on the map, label it and choose an appropriate icon for a placemark. Write a short description including what it is and why it is important. Don't forget to add your name as part of the title.
3. Bonus: If you found that all to be too easy,try to accomplish the following bonus tasks
- Change the icon to better represent the attraction
- Add an image into the description.
- Add a video into the description.
- Try adding a shape or line to represent an area or hiking trail. Can you change the color?
Activity Two: Share your ideas
If you were inspired by the work of other educators, and are thinking of a way you can utilize Google Maps in your subject area, don’t just keep it to yourself. SHARE IT!
Add your idea to the form on the right of this page.
Importing Data and Using Layers
Here is a demo map with our own data from this session
Google Tour Builder
Create Your Own StreetView Map
Here is my first attempt: My Brother's Dental Office
Singapore American School: Middle School Library
What’s New with Google Maps?
Google Maps (and Earth) Team Blog
Video Tutorials, Help, How-to, and Handouts
YouTube Playlist: Creating Personalized Google Maps - Old Google Maps
Student Handout - Creating a Map in Google Maps
Join in! Contribute to the Ongoing Google Maps Projects
Math Maps Started by GCT Tom Barrett
15 Interesting Ways to use Google Maps in the Classroom Started by GCT Tom Barrett
Google Lit Trips - Started by GCT Jerome Berg