Day 1 - Explore
Students are given the prompt: "If money and time where not a concern, where in world would you like to visit and why?" (2-5 minutes quiet think-time)
Share out (2-4 students)
Instruct students to open Google Earth and search for their location and explore the place they chose to visit.
2 Direct Instruction/Guided Practice
Day 1 - Explore
Demonstrate the different features available in Google Earth, including but not limited too:
- Layers (Wikipedia, boundries, Points of Interest)
- Street View
Teach students to take a screenshot on the iPad (press Home and Power keys simultaneously).
Have students find a 3 or more Points of Interest within their desired destination, visit them in Street View and take one or more screenshots.
Day 2 - Evangalize
Students use the resources gathered the previous session to propagate a presentation about their destination.
Instruct students to open Keynote and demonstrate:
- How to create a new presentation
- How to choose a theme
- How to choose and insert a slide appropriate to the content
- How to insert an image from the screenshots they saved in the previous lesson
- How to add and edit text.
Instruct students to create a presentation that will persuade others to join them on a trip to their desired location using pictures and descriptive language.
Day 3 - workday
Students continue to refine their presentions, add additional features (transitions, etc.)
Works-in-progress share outs: Choose volunteers to share out what they have done so far.
Day 4 - Add Video
Students will use YouTube to find a video to use in their presentation. Instruct them to use Creative Commons content only.
3 Independent Practice
Students share their polished presentations