Travel back in time with Historical Imagery in Google Earth. View your neighborhood, home town, and other familiar places to see how they have changed over time. Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others.
I had wanted to entitle this post “Cool Google Earth Lesson Plans That Don’t Really Use Google Earth”, but I figure that would be a bit wordy. The idea was taken from my “Creating Media Rich Lessons with Google Earth” presentations that I’ve been doing lately. One of the strategies in that presentation is to embed content from other sources into Google Earth. As I was giving some examples to the workshop participants, it occurred to me that you could do a collaborative project in Google Earth where kids do most of their work in some other application, bringing these together at the last minute in Google Earth. Here are a few of those ideas, and the applications needed.
This time, the animation features the real-time collaboration capabilities of Google Documents. Called “Story Builder,” you can add up to ten different “participants” with customizable names and then write your story within ten “actions” that include additions and deletions to the fake document as well as a small but decent selection of free music to use for your story.
One of the most valuable #edtech lessons that I ever learned came from Hall Davidson, who suggests that teachers interested in incorporating digital storytelling projects into their classrooms create digital kits that students can use as starting...
Here you will find an updated collection of ideas for using Google Docs with students. View the interactive glog to get a quick view of ideas or choose from a list of blog posts for more information about a specific learning task.
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We kicked off Google Apps for students in our district last year. Upon reflection, there are three things I would make sure to do at the start of the year to get students and teachers up and running with Google Docs.
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