Teacher Review for Google Earth

Two-pronged use: location and research

Elma S.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects Science
My Rating
Learning Scores
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
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
For student-initiated short term research projects. To add more dimension to their project presentations, students add maps to their lab reports, indicating study site locations; areas most affected by storms; places where an endangered species inhabits; etc.,-- and find possible correlations to other factors such as altitude, geographic location, temperature, or intensity of light received from the sun.
My Take
As a teaching tool, it allows the student to visualize locations, gather data, and see possible correlations among the data gathered. Hence, it caters to students with various learning styles and is useful for student-centered research projects. There is plenty of help that can be accessed through the Net (there is an official Maps Help center), and what one needs to do is go to the link: https://support.google.com/maps/?hl=en#topic=3092425