Creating a (mobile) info-map for a field trip

Ingredients: Google maps + Google maps mobile app

On a field trip it would be convenient to have all useful local information, such as sights, accommodation, places to eat out, etc. in one place. Google maps in combination with its mobile app provide an easy way of creating a map with all the required information and retrieving it easily when needed.

Image going on an English language trip with a class to England and you want to provide the students with the following information:
  • Teacher’s accommodation (+phone number)
  • Accommodation of students (staying with host families)
  • The school’s address
  • The location of the major sights
  • Inexpensive places to eat out
  • Good places to shop, etc. 
In addition to a handout you can quickly create a Google map with Google My Maps marking the points of interests as well as editing them and providing addition information, such as phone numbers or recommendations. 

Share the maps via email with your students who then can save the map to their own “My Map” section of Google maps. Then they will be able to access the map via the “My maps” layer in the Google maps mobile app. 

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