Ideas for using My Maps in your classroom:
As I have written in the past, there are quite a few good uses of creating maps with multiple layers.
- Multiple layers can be used for showing data differences on a year over year or month over month basis.
- You can display the same data with different base layers for comparison.
- Students working collaboratively on a map can be responsible for editing their own layers on the same map.
- If you’re using
Google Maps Engine LiteMy Maps to have students create literature trips (look here for inspiration), they can create a different layer for each chapter of a book.
- Students mapping the history of an event like the U.S. Civil War can create a different layer for each year of the war.
I will create an updated tutorial on My Maps soon, but in the meantime the following tutorial on Google Maps Engine Lite offers nearly everything you need to know to use the new My Maps.