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Google Maps

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 Using Google Maps

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This information last checked: 10/21/2016





Getting Started 


Google Maps is a desktop and mobile web mapping service application and technology provided by Google, offering satellite imagery, street maps, and Street View perspectives, as well as functions such as a route planner for traveling by foot, car, bicycle, or with public transportation.  From wikipedia


Learning How 


Get to know the New Google Maps

Google Maps Outreach Video Tutorials




Ideas for Use


Art: search for locations of galleries, artists, locations of landscapes or use geographic features to inspire Land Art projects
Citizenship: show where events are taking place
Design And Technology: identify different types of shelter in different environments
English: search for locations of books, authors and locations or use locations to inspire creative writing and poetry (e.g. Romantic poets)
Geography: search for locations, physical and urban features and go on virtual field trips
Maths: use for real world distance/speed/time puzzles or use for fractions – e.g. find a car park and give the fraction of number of places filled
Modern Foreign Languages: search for locations to contextualise language learning or ask pupils to give directions in target language
Science: look at power generation – wind farms, oil rigs, coal mines (open cast best) 


Google in Education Lesson Plan Library

Google Maps: 100+ Best Tools and Mashups 

Google Lit Trips

Google Earth Showcase

Google Earth Gallery

GE Lessons

World Wonders Project




Provide multiple means of

Representation (Content)

Display an aerial view of a region being read about or studied.   

Provide multiple means of

Action and Expression (Product)


Provide multiple means of

Engagement (Process)

Use Google street view to provide background knowledge regarding places being read about or studied. 


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