How to Use Google to Find Blackline Masters

Published On: January 20th, 2017·By ·

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Blackline masters are a type of map that you can easily photocopy and distribute to students as part of lesson plans and projects. Let's look at how to find them easily online.

How to Use Google to Find Blackline MastersWatch as one of SimpleK12's top experts Monica Burns explains how to find blackline masters using advanced Google image search.

Monica explains why Google's regular image search results won't give you what you need — your initial map results won't be something your students can easily label or mark. But with a few quick adjustments, you'll find plenty of blackline masters to use in your classroom.

For more from SimpleK12 on Google, take a look at these course offerings:

  • Class Projects with G Suite (formerly Google Apps). Discover how you can use G Suite for improving communication with parents, creative interactive projects, engage students of all ages, and more.
  • Specialty Google Tools. Would you like students to be able to express their understanding of a concept in a creative way? Are you interested in discovering a way to showcase your school's talents with the world? Or how about a way to keep track of everything on your busy agenda? This course includes a few specialty Google tools and uses that are sure to have a big impact on you, your classroom, or your school.
  • Teaching Techniques with Google Tools Today's classrooms include students of so many diverse needs, it can be difficult to accomdate everyone. Fortunately, there are ways to harness the power of Google's tools in order to meet the needs of your student population. Applying Bloom's Taxonomy, Differented instruction, Student-driven learning, and more — it's all possible with Google!

What's your favorite way to use Google search? Share your thoughts in a comment on this article.

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About Our “Blackline Masters” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 40 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.

About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at

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