Create Beautiful Maps with MapMaker - The Techie Teacher

Create Beautiful Maps with MapMaker

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 / 4 comments
A fun way to learn about map skills is to have your students create their own, unique map. A very EASY to use map maker website can be found {HERE} and was created by TeacherLED.com. Use this digital tool to have your students create their own maps and then practice measurement with a digital ruler.
Use the free website, Mapmaker, to create maps and practice measuring with a digital ruler.


This is what students see when they first pull up the website:



Here is a map I made in literally 30 seconds:


What I REALLY like is the ruler feature that allows you to measure parts of the map. This is a great tool to get students practicing how to manipulate a digital ruler. I could even see practicing area and perimeter with this site.


The website allows you to print and save. Nothing happened when I tried clicking the save button so I just took a screenshot. You could have students take a screenshot, add it to a Google Slide and then have them do all sorts of things with their map! Or, just print and go!

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing! This is perfect for my students to practice map skills!

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  2. I clicked on the (Here) and nothing loaded on my desktop. does this only work as an app?

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    1. Hi Erin! I just tried it and it looks like you now have to enable Adobe Flash. It will then take you to a Teaderled page where you click "Go". This tool is specifically for computers, no app! :)

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