Teacher Review for Google Earth

Each iteration brings new features to Google Earth making it a powerful tool for students.

Jason J.
Education Program Manager, West Virginia School district administrator
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Students use it as the tool of choice for locating a place in the world. They also use the small Wikipedia entries to gather information for further study or research.
My Take
If you want to find somewhere in the world, Google Earth makes it easy. Search, zoom, and even find a photo depending on the location. The Google Earth app will provide latitude, longitude, and elevation. Great tool for students to explore places from content, but can be distracting when numerous photos are available for a locale.