One of things that I introduced in the workshop was the idea of having students collaborate and create multiple layers on a map. Directions for doing that included in the slides embedded below.
Here are some good uses of creating maps with multiple layers.
- Multiple layers could be used for showing data differences on a year over year or month over month basis.
- You could 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 My Maps to have students create literature trips, 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 could create a different layer for each year of the war.