Project 252

Google Earth

Contributed by Camara Ireland (@CamaraIreland)
EdTech Tool Name:Google Earth
Bref Description:A virtual globe, map and geographical information programme.
Type of EdTech Tool:
  • Web (access through web browser)
  • Android (phone/tablet) App
  • Apple OS Software
  • Chrome OS App
  • IOS (iPhone/iPod Touch) App
  • IOS (iPad/iPad Mini) App
  • Linux Software
  • Windows Software
Website/Weblinks:
EdTech Tool Usage Keywords:discovery learning, collaboration, explore, measure
EdTech Tool Uses:Google Earth can bring the world of information alive for students. You can use it at multiple grade levels and in multiple subjects. For a subject, for example, you can take Geography from a a book to Google Earth and go much deeper with it and get students much more excited about it. You can see some popular features here that give a really good idea of what you can do with it to inspire your students to explore the world around them. One example of how I use is is I like to set up scavenger hunts based on a topic of study and give clues, and put students in teams or pairs. I then get them to explore a country, or area and track down the answer based on the clues. There is an entire education section here for teachers that want to use it in their classroom - http://sitescontent.google.com/google-earth-for-educators/classroom-resources.
Education Level(s):
  • Primary (Senior)
  • Post-Primary (Junior)
  • Post-Primary (Senior)
  • Post-Primary (SEN)
  • Third Level/Higher Education
Academic Subjects:Geography, History, Languages, Civic studies, Social Studies, Business Studies, Science,
EdTech Tool Pricing Structure:Completely, 100% free
Educational License/Discount: Google Earth Pro is free for Schools also: http://maps.google.com/help/maps/education/.
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