Google Earth can help you bring a world of information alive for your students. It is a free download for Mac or Windows and can be used with all grade levels. Students can use Google Earth to explore topics like the progress of human civilization, the growth of cities, and the impact of natural disasters. Teachers can use Google Earth demos to get students excited about geography beyond the static map or use different Google Earth layers to study transportation, demographics, economics, and specific local or exotic contexts.
Here are some resources to help you utilize this powerful tool in your classroom:
· Google Earth Blog on what’s new
· GE Teach