Teacher Review For Google Maps

Excellent tool for students with special needs

Jared C.
Special Education Instructor
Cabell Midland High School
Ona, WV
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Science
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
When dealing with certain students within the special education population, helping them find their way to key places is important. Even more important is helping these students develop the ability to find the way to these places on their own. Google Maps allows students to locate where they want to go and familiarize themselves with the way to get there via street view without leaving home or the classroom.
My Take
Although the approachability of Google Maps may not be the best for students with special needs, helping them use a tool that will be exceptionally worthwhile to them is great. It is relatively straightforward enough that the higher functioning students are capable of using the product on their own.