You may have noticed that 'Google My Maps' have shown up in your google drive. I was able to attend a session at MACUL's Googlefest this past month and picked up some great tips from Kelly Kermode, a technology coach for Forest Hills Schools.
Below is an overview on how to import data into a Google My Map. Once you have mastered this skill there are numerous practical uses to explore!
Google My Maps are part of the 'More' panel within the 'New' button of Google drive.
Google My Maps provide a great tool for building geographic awareness. Students could create a walking tour of their local area, visit far away lands, or something in between. A school leader might map all their student addresses to find the most efficient drop off points for transportation. A therapist that conducts home visits may use my maps to create a visual guide for planning their travel. A manager of several employees may map their caseloads to find an equitable geographic balance. Google My Maps are even accessible within maps.google.com so not only can you create the perfect road trip, you can also follow it.
Google My Maps are another tool for your arsenal, one I encourage you to dig into today!