60 ideas for using Google MyMaps in any content area

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#DitchBook Twitter chat | Friday, March 22, 2019

60 ideas for using Google MyMaps in any content area

Google MyMaps can be used in all content areas and grade levels. What are some different and innovative ways to use this G Suite tool across the curriculum? The #Ditchbook community shared 60 ideas.

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.

Scroll down or click here to find 60 ideas for using Google MyMaps in any content area.

Be sure to check out our Google MyMaps Pinterest Page with links to lots of resources shared during the chat along with this Wakelet collection to see the entire discussion.

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  • Jack Milgram says:

    Oh, we actually used Google MyMaps when we studied prepositions of place. I showed my students the cities they wanted. Then they had to write some instructions for tourists. After that, I created maps according to their instructions. But that only worked in small groups and when having a big amount of time.

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