Tag Archives: Google Earth
Google Earth is a great tool for teaching geography and Social Studies content, but it becomes apparent very quickly that the almost endless features lend themselves to other subject areas and interdisciplinary activities.
One of the many exciting features of Google Earth is the ability to turn on “3D Buildings”. Together with the ability to rotate upward your angle of view so as to look toward the horizon instead of straight down, you can get some pretty spectacular views.
After practicing obtaining a particular view on your computer … Read more
Google Lit Trips allows students to virtually follow along through the book they are reading in class. This website is a whole new way to Appreciate Great Literature! Google Lit Trips has over 40 pre-created trips that students and teachers can download and run through Google Earth. These Lit Trips are easy to navigate … Read more
Here are some resources related to the news out of Japan:
Plate Tectonics – Plate Motion Simulation from The Regents of the University of California.
How a Seismograph Works – An animation of how a mechanical seismograph works.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – How are Tsunamis assessed and reported?
Episode 7: The first in a series on Google Earth, learn how you can overlay an image onto Google Earth to enhance your geography lessons.
The “Tiles” activity can be found in the Lesson Activity Toolkit, within the Notebook Gallery. When clicked, the tiles in this activity will become transparent. What if the background of Notebook was also transparent? This video explores how the new “Transparent Background” tool can be used with “Tiles,” and applications like Google Earth, to create fun … Read more
Google Lit Trips allows students to tour the places where the characters they read about are living. This website has over 35 pre-created trips that teachers and students can download and run through Google Earth. The lit trips are easy to navigate and organized by grade level. The website also gives step by step … Read more
The latest version of Google Earth gives users the ability to create tours that include historical imagery, embedded YouTube videos, and audio narration. The process to create these tours is fairly simple and, depending on the complexity, they can be completed in a relatively short time.
Here are some simple steps to create a virtual … Read more
From one Social Studies teacher to the masses, there is an alternative to Google Earth. We’ve heard from many of you that, for one reason or another, your school or district are unable to access Google Earth. So, we offer the following solution: Shaded-Relief. Shaded-Relief is a Google Earth-like map, offering some powerful classroom-friendly … Read more