Teacher Review For Google Earth

Make your own Virtual Fieldtrips and travel the world without leaving your classroom

Allison M.
Classroom teacher
Cerritos High School
Cerritos, CA
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My Grades 10
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I have the kids explore countries and capitals, make travel brochures including places that could travel to. I have them write down distances, convert miles / kilometers, and more. Then they present their info in class. I've also had them take screen shots and post their ideas on their blogs.
My Take
Google Maps is just an easter egg full of fun things to see. As a language teacher we would love to be able to travel the world but that isn't always a possible because of the finances involved. Google Earth lets you travel for free! The students enjoy playing on the computers too--the only bad part is our school has slow internet!