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Using Google MyMaps to Explore Our World

Explore and create

Explore and create : Creation lab

Saturday, December 5, 7:45–8:35 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Melissa Fierro  
Learn how to use Google MyMaps to share information with students, and how to have students create their own Google MyMap to share their own learning!

Audience: Coaches, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: GSuite with access to Google MyMaps, YouTube, and Google Image Search.
Topic: Online tools, apps & resources
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Purpose: To teach participants how to use Google MyMaps and provide ideas for how to incorporate the tool into their classrooms

Technology: Google MyMaps (participants will need access to GSuite); YouTube, Google Image Search

Intervention/Forward Planning: There is a HyperDoc community on Facebook/Twitter. I would like to develop a Google MyMaps community with the participants' help, similar to the Connected Classroom, Teach with Technology, and the like.

Objectives: Participants will be able to utilize Google MyMaps with students in a formative and summative manner in the learning environment


Evidence of learning: Participants will have ideas and be able to share those with their peers.


Session Agenda
Welcome: (10 minutes) Have participants drop a pin where their school is on a shared Google MyMap
How-To: (30 minutes) During this time will teach how to use Google MyMaps
With Students: (20 minutes) Share how I and my district use Google MyMaps with students, ask for audience ideas of how they are thinking of using it.
Community of Learners: (10 minutes) Ask participants to join a Facebook group dedicated to utilizing Google MyMaps and other GSuite Tools to create authenticate assessments and activities for students.

Supporting research

Teaching with Maps:

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Melissa Fierro, Kankakee School District 111
ISTE Certified Educator

Technology Integration Specialist for Kankakee School District 111 in Kankakee, IL. ISTE Certified

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