Teacher Review For Google Earth

Students find Google Earth engaging. We are making placemarks for each region of North Carolina.

Cindy F.
Technology coordinator
Ravenscroft
Raleigh, NC
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
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
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Great teaching tool. When creating placemarks the students get experience with research, writing skills, and web page creation. The Google Earth placemark is a small web page that pops up when you click its placemark icon.
My Take
A great program to give students a sense of space and "place". We are combining Google docs and its research tool to find information about places in the three regions of North Carolina. We will organize our placemarks into one folder and then a class folder for viewing the placemarks.