Interview with Mrs. E & First Grade Student:
Mrs. E: Tell me about using Google Maps in class.
Student: First, we created a map with directions on how to get from DuJardin School to home. I needed to know my address, but I won't share it with strangers.
Mrs. E: Did you only create one map?
Student: No, we made two maps. The first one was the walking route. The second one was the driving route. The walking one had blue dots. The driving one was blue lines. Then, we compared the walking and driving routes. The driving one was awesome and shorter.
Mrs. E: What tech skills did you learn?
Student: We took a screenshot, clicked on links and typed in our addresses.
Mrs. E: Did you use Google Maps outside of the classroom?
Mrs. E: You did? What did you do?
Student: I told my mom I wanted to go to Target. So, I found my house on Google Maps and then followed the arrow to Target.
Mrs. E: How do you feel about that?
Mrs. E: You also used Google Earth, right? What's that?
Student: It is a tool where it can take you to other places.
Mrs. E: Like where?
Student: Like Florida, Mexico, France, India and more.
Mrs. E: Did you need to go an airplane?
Student: No. All you need is your Chromebook.
Mrs. E: What did you learn?
Student: We got to see how places look like. It was really fun!