Teacher Review for Google Earth

Unlimited possibilities

Melle H.
Other paraprofessional educator
Minnetonka Senior High School
Minnetonka, United States
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My Subjects Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
We have used this for a number of projects, but the most recent was for a rocket launch project so that the students could calculate altitude. Before we actually ventured out, we needed to see the whole school grounds and find the points where each of the students would be stationed to take their altitude readings and calculate the distances. It worked really well and the students had a good outcome, except that the weather could of been better, but that is no reflection on Google earth which is an amazing tool.
My Take
The applications are enormous from simply finding coordinates, to looking at a site and its progression, to geography. Really, the only limitation is your imagination. Kids love it.