Using Google Maps in Education - Google Maps is an excellent tool to use with students to develop their spatial thinking. Beyond getting driving or walking directions to the other, this tool enables students to discover the world right from their classrooms. It is also a very good way to teach students about geography concepts, distance measurement, map readings and other fundamentals of mapping such as longitude, latitude, locations and many more.
There are actually several ways to use Google Maps with students. Here are some few examples suggested by Google:
To help students and teachers learn more about Google Maps and tap into its educational potential, Google Maps' YouTube channel has this compilation of excellent tutorials to share with you. Maps help page is also another great place for everything you need to know about Google Maps.
1- Take a Tour of The New Google Maps
2- How to Use The New Google Maps: Imagery
3- How to Use The New Google Maps: Directions
4- How to Use The New Google Maps: Search
5- How to Use The New Google Maps: A Map Built for You