Create Beautiful Maps with MapMaker

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!