Free Course for Making Interactive Maps

Attention Geography and Science teachers!

KQED offers a free 3-part course online for making interactive maps. Learn production techniques and the basics for creating engaging interactive maps.

Module 1 – five lessons on how to make a basic interactive map;
Module 2 – seven lessons about adding layers to maps; and
Module 3 – practice making interactive maps.

The site lays out the number of modules participants need to complete, along with the approximate time commitment for each module. Participants can determine their own pace and complete the modules and course in whatever timeframe works for them. The lessons build on each other, however, so participants do need to complete one module before proceeding to the next. The course concludes with the teacher making a lesson plan that is then shared on the platform. A template helps to guide participants through the lesson-planning process.

Click on Get Started to sign up and begin the course.