Monday, July 25, 2016

My Maps-new ideas for tomorrow, no way start today!

Did you learn about Google Maps in 2010? Or 2005? Or 2014?
Did My Maps take a back seat to learning all the other google tools? Well, here is
your chance to learn why  you need My Maps in your daily tool kit.

Here are a few things that have changed that might interest you.
Google Maps is now MyMaps and you can find it right in Google Drive!
  • Rebuilt from the ground up
  • Experience the new look and feel
  • Get started with our welcome guide for new users
  • Work faster with improved performance
  • View photos and videos added on web
  • Get directions to saved points
  • Explore Street View imagery for many places
If you want to design lessons or projects for your students use some of these already built “my maps”. Log into your gmail account. Click here
Build on the shoulders of others! Take an idea and reinvent its purpose. Add your own  voice.  (photo)
Log into your gmail account. Click here
and begin designing. You can design a map, you can add the directions for your assignment, students can copy at the drop down where the arrow points,  and make it their own and add their details. Have them share the finished map’s URL with you, using a google form, publish the work and share with others.
Thanks to Donnie Piercey (@mrpiercEy) for  making this come alive at #CAGTI16.

After you use these tools please give feedback to the geoeducators!