Teacher Review for Google Maps - Transit & Food

Students love real maps!!!

Trevor T.
Technology coordinator
Wildwood Elementary School
Amherst, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with ELL
General
How I Use It
It is definitely great for cultures and countries, maybe even state study in 5th grade. A teacher used Google Maps in the computer lab for 5th grade to map out routes. I used the online version to create a map for students to mark new countries (add a photo and information).
My Take
This is a great app for people to use to get to places, but it can also be for learning about countries, landforms, distances, and math (speed, distance, rate). I love how it has real data, not a virtual game, so it is directly applicable to life.