Teaching map skills has changed since we began using Google Maps and other online websites and apps. I can type in a location in Google Maps and it not only shows up on the map, a photograph pops up with facts about the place of interest.
Google Maps Scavenger Hunt With QR Codes
A fun way for your students to learn about maps and famous landmarks (or landmarks in your city) is to create QR codes using Google Maps and QR Code Generator. It's so easy and your students will love this activity. You can present the activity in the form of a scavenger hunt. More advanced or older students can do this by themselves.
1. Go to Google Maps.
2. Enter the destination (ex. Statue of Liberty). Make sure the map is the way you want it to look when someone scans the QR code.
That's it! You can use this lesson for all sorts of Google Maps activities. You can even add questions or facts on your on your task cards. You can even tape or glue these on a laminated map.
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