Instructional Options with Interactive Google Maps
Today Dr. Terrence Cavanaugh presented a very informative Webinar from the SITE Distance Education SIG on “Using Nudging to Keep Online Students On Track.”
I learned about many inviting and collaborative activities for my online graduate students. My favorite activity was using Google Maps to create personalized maps reflecting our class.
Here is our map with various school locations where we’ve taught. Below the map are some of our collective curricular ideas for using the map in instruction.
Curricular Applications of Personalized Google Maps
~ list to be updated as new ideas are shared in class
Plot locations of:
- historical events
- birthplaces of Presidents and First Ladies
- birthplaces of astronauts
- birthplaces of authors
- locations of children’s books, YA books, classics