Maps are a great way to hook your students. Creating customizable maps that allow you to track places that are relevant to your topic is even more engaging.
Can you imagine tracking the path of an army and adding information about the locations of famous battles in history? Or plotting the path of a character’s journey throughout a novel? How about challenging your students to create videos about biomes then adding them to a collaborative map? What about using the measurement tool to calculate the area of a place you are studying?
Google MyMaps makes that all possible.
In a recent Twitter chat, moderated by Craig Klement, we asked the #Ditchbook community to share their best ideas for using Google MyMaps in the classroom. As always they did not disappoint! Participants shared tons of tips and resources along with brilliant ways to appsmash with Google MyMaps.
Want to get in on the next #DitchBook Twitter chat?
Having trouble? Still unclear on how a Twitter chat works? Feel free to tweet to these #DitchBook ambassadors and they’ll help — Karly Moura @karlymoura, Sean Fahey @seanjfahey, Sandy Otto @sandyrotto, Rachel Marker @rachelmarker, Evan Mosier @emosier3, Mandi Tolen @TTmomTT, Craig Klement @craigklement, Tara Martin @taramartinedu, Krista Harmsworth @zonie71, Anne Kamper @annekamper, Rayna Freedman @rlfreedm, Lance McClard @drmcclard, Stephanie DeMichele @sdemichele or David Platt @herrplatt!
For notifications of new Ditch That Textbook content and helpful links:
Interested in having Matt present at your event or school? Contact him by e-mail!
Matt is scheduled to present at the following upcoming events:
[getnoticed-event-table scope=”upcoming” max=”15″ expanding=”false”]
Please log in again. The login page will open in a new tab. After logging in you can close it and return to this page.