One of my favorite teaching tools is the topic of today’s free webinar: Google Earth. We have produced three webinars about using Google Earth in the Classroom. The latest version of Google Earth lets teachers insert links, images, and videos via HTML into the “Comments” section when a place-marker, polygon, overlay, or line is created.
Watch the video below to see how to embed the HTML of a video, or Voki-like application to add greater presence in your Google Earth lesson. This example is inserting a YouTube video.
Let students bring in external resources to enhance their projects or that tie in with their own Google Lit Trips. Teachers can start flipping that classroom by designing tours and video-related content, or websites that allow students to research and answer questions ahead of group discussion.
How are you using Google Earth in your classroom?