Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Using Google Earth to Teach Geography

The great Geolounge blog links to a phenomenal educational plan entitled "Teaching with Google Earth." The site features introductions to Google Earth, KML, API, and more. The real core of the teaching aide are the various activities. Activities range from river characteristics to Richmond's heat island to the 2004 tsunami. There is something for every physical geography teacher to use.

I have long felt Google Earth had the potiential to be a great learning tool. As more tools and resources are made readily available for teachers I am sure more educators will take advantage of the situation. Google Earth is "cool" to children and young adults. This makes it the pefect gateway drug into the field of geography.

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