How I Use It
Since my subject is history, I would most likely use this to show students where certain important locations are. For example, I could show them where a famous battle took place. An important part of history class is understanding maps and geography in general. I would likely use it to show students where specific countries are. It overall is good for helping kids understand maps.
My opinion on Google Maps is that it is a very useful program to help students better learn geography. You can find any place on Earth with this, and you can see most places pretty clearly. I think it is important to teach students how to use it and let them find places on Earth that are important to the lesson, since it is an effective way to teach kids to find places and also it is a way for the students to have fun. The students might enjoy interacting with it which makes it easier for them to learn.