I love Google Maps because it saves me from getting lost and being late in my life. My students now use it in math to calculate elapsed time word problems and are hooked! This activity also teaches students about geography and how to use one of today's most popular apps. Three birds with one stone!
For this activity, I used the Maps app on the iPad. However, you can easily adapt this to google maps on the internet. If you like this product, check out the temperature lesson with the Weather Channel app!