Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Using Google Earth in the classroom

Most teachers hear “Google Earth” and think of Geography, but Google Earth can be used as an instructional tool across the curriculum for many other subjects.

'Students using Google Earth can not only search where their houses are or town is, but also create a narrated tour of the world using the information that they include in their placemarks'.

From Free Technology for Teachers, a blog written by Richard Byrne -that I really recommend it!- I like to share this guide designed to provide teachers with some ideas for using Google Earth in our classrooms of middle and upper primary, and secondary schools.

Google Earth Across the Curriculum

As an example, have a look at this amazing project, coordinated by the English teacher Rosamaria Felip. It was carried out in the school Ruiz Amado (Castelló d'Empúries - Costa Brava, Girona), with a 10 years old group of pupils during the school year 2009-2010.   I am sure you've got any further ideas. Would like to share them?

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