Teacher Review For Google Earth

Great interactive app

Brandon B.
Classroom teacher
Huntington East Middle School
Huntington , WV
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My Grades 8
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 2
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
In the classroom this app was used for a virtual field trip. The students and I were discussing dams, so we "traveled" to the Hoover Dam. The students used their own device to explore on their own. This app worked because students could explore the site at their own pace. The negative aspect is that the resolution takes some time to catch up when zooming in or out.
My Take
Overall, this app worked very well for virtual field trips. This allows the student to take control of their learning. The app provides ALL students an opportunity to travel to areas where they may never visit. My students enjoyed zooming in to see the detailed views of the area.