Google Earth EDU 966 Google Earth in the Classroom

Eduspire’s courses are offered by Wilson College as individual 3-credit graduate-level courses, and most courses can also be taken as part of the Master of Educational Technology (MET) degree program.

Presents innovative strategies for the alignment of Google Earth activities with grade-appropriate ELA, STEM and ISTE standards. Engages in research and discussion about how Google Earth can serve as a cross-curricular teaching tool. Investigates the fundamentals of Google Earth, including its creation, navigation, street view and sky views, as well as in-depth exploration of custom features.

[Formerly titled Google Earth in the K12 Classroom.]

Take your students from the bottom of the sea to the top of the world, to the moon, Mars, and beyond! Google Earth is a dynamic instructional tool, providing amazing views of our world in an interactive 3D environment. It is a no-cost application for computers (PC and Mac), tablets and mobile devices. Google Earth has countless, relevant K-12 classroom applications for interdisciplinary, task-oriented learning. Excite and engage your students while developing their reading, writing, math, science and research skills.

Participants will use multiple navigation tools to search and locate relevant locations on Earth, Mars, the moon and in the sky. Course-takers will customize map views using layers and .kml/.kmz add-ons, and create folders, annotated placemarks and audio/video tours to save and share.

During the course, participants will research and discuss Google Earth as a cross-curricular teaching tool, collaborate, and create plans for interdisciplinary application by grade level.

*Participants in this course will have a mandatory, synchronous, video conference session. Information regarding this can be found on each course registration page. 


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