Teacher Review For Google Earth

A great visual to teach community, city, state, country...

Robin Y.
Technology Integration Specialist
Conley Elementary School
Algonquin, IL
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My Grades 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I first showed the students how to find their neighborhood and even some landmarks around their homes. We then zoomed out to shows the city and then the state and so on. It was difficult for the students at first to zoom in and out, but once they practiced and used it a bit, they were pros.
My Take
As a teaching tool, I liked that it was a real-life, true time way to show students how a community compares to the world around them. Students can find their own house and them zoom out further and further to see the world around them.