What is Google My Maps? My Maps is a tool that allows you to create a custom Google Map, complete with text, images, videos, custom map pins, and more. It's great for geographical storytelling.
New to this Google tool?
Check out our "Basics" section for resources to get you started off on the right foot.
Ready to learn more about this Google tool and go further?
Take a look at our "Tips & Tricks" section to get ideas and suggestions.
Not sure if your students have access to this Google tool?
The "Who can use" section outlines which grade levels have access to this tool.
Wondering how this Google tool ties into Deeper Learning?
You've come to the right place! Scroll down to our Deeper Learning section for ideas and resources.
Google My Maps basics
You can access Google My Maps from:
Google My Maps tips & tricks
- Storytelling with Google My Maps (PD deck)
- 10 Reasons to Use Google My Maps in the Classroom, from Edutopia.org (2016)
20 Ways to Use My Maps, from Ditch That Textbook (2016)
My Maps is the Hidden Gem of G Suite, from EdTech Hub (2017)
Everything Teachers Need to Know about My Maps, from EducatorsTechnology.com (2015)
Who can use Google My Maps?
All staff and students in SFUSD have access to create, edit, & share custom My Maps.
If you have any questions, please submit a Help Desk ticket.
Deeper Learning has 4 core instructional priorities
The thinking and questioning of students is the focal point. Students build connections to prior learning and experiences, and are independent learners who make their thinking visible.
Students interact in meaningful ways through conversation, or participation in collaborative structures. The educator serves as facilitator and a collectivist or communal approach is used.
Equitable Access & Demand
Curricula is designed and instruction is delivered to ensure access for all and cognitive demand for “each and every” student, supporting independence, not dependence.
Assessment for Learning
Students are provided with time, space and support to set goals, assess learning, track progress and present their growth. Students are seen as co-designers of their assessment, owning and sharing their learning.
To learn more about Deeper Learning in SFUSD, visit the Deeper Learning Towards the Graduate Profile website.
Assessment for Learning
Telling stories with My Maps
This page was last updated on November 29, 2022