## Google My Maps Part 10: Preview

Want to know how your maps look when others open it? What other options do your viewers have?

## Google My Maps Part 9: Sharing

Now that you have an awesome map or HyperMap, you need to share it! You have a few options. You can have some edit or view. Or you may wish to have a MapFest where everyone can contribute and edit.

## Google My Maps Part 8: Measurement Tool

The feature you didn’t even know you needed! I’ve been measuring out distances before using the drawing tool for math. (Spoiler alert: I use maps in class to practice adding and subtracting fractions.)

## Google My Maps Part 7: Directions

Directions are one of those ‘nerdy’ features that make me happy. I haven’t used it in the classroom, yet. In the meantime, here’s how to use it. How can you incorporate this into the classroom?

## Google My Maps Part 6: Base Map

I like the ability to customize the look of the map. My personal favorite is ‘satellite’. However, depending on your needs, a lighter or darker map is just the ticket!

## Google My Maps Part 5: Import Data

Importing data into a Google My Map only takes a few clicks and a CSV, TSV, KML, KMZ, GPX, or XLSX file. This is especially handy in the classroom for research and tracking data.

## Google My Maps Part 3: Lines and Shapes

There are so many learning opportunities with the lines and shapes feature of My Maps. We are currently adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. It gets really boring doing problems from a book. In the coming days, I plan to create a Hypermap with lines – making sure the distance will be a fraction. (NOTE: My Maps measures distance using decimals. This will be good practice for my 5th graders to convert). My Maps will also tell the area and perimeter of a shape, MORE math opportunities!

## Google My Maps Part 2: Place Marker Options

The Place Marker has several options available to the user. The icon can be customized through color and picture option. Adding information, directions, videos, and/or pictures is a breeze.

## Google My Maps Part 1

I have begun to create a series of videos on Google My Maps. I enjoy incorporating the tool in several areas of the curriculum and want to share my passion. Here’s a quick guide on Getting Started.