Great Plains Summit: July 16th to 17th, 2020

Map it Out!

Session Description

This session will focus on uses for regular Google Maps and create-your-own Google My Maps. Come learn how to create a custom map with your own icons, images, or media put RIGHT into the map! Learn how to pull up this map on your device so you can explore the world around you. We’ll explore how these tools work, some tricks you didn’t know about and classroom examples for how to map it out!
Level: Beginner, Intermediate


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Session Presenter

Chad Kafka
Technology Integration Specialist
Franklin Public Schools, Wisconsin

Chad Kafka works as a Technology Integration Specialist for Franklin Public Schools near Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he plans with teachers and coaches them around best practices and uses for technology in the classroom. In Franklin, Chad is part of the "tech team" that oversees the 1:1 Chromebook program for grades 5-12. Chad has spoken at a variety of state/national conferences and worked with organizations and districts to put on sessions centered around Google Apps. Chad is proud to be part of the Google Education Trainer, Google Certified Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator programs. Chad hopes he can challenge you to think about how you use technology with your students to drive learning forward. You can learn more about Chad or follow him at

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