EDU 966 Google Earth in the Classroom
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 several mandatory, synchronous, video conference sessions. Information regarding these can be found on each course registration page.
See what other educators are saying about this course
Learning how to create a hyperdoc and learning more about Google Earth. I also enjoyed learning about geocahing and how to incorporate it with kids and learning.M.S., Elementary Teacher
I will definitely use some applications that are suitable to my grade level.M.S., Elementary Teacher
I was able to explore new tools with Google Earth, and I feel more prepared to deliver instruction integrating geography skills.M.S., Elementary Teacher
I now have wonderful, engaging tools to enhance my lesson planning. The students will be able to explore, research and enjoy with a tool we already have. This is a wonderful tool for lesson planning as well.J.M.
This course was very helpful in providing information and classroom application for Google Earth and Google Maps.M.H., Elementary Teacher
This course helped me gather geography skills that could be integrated to any content area.M.S., Elementary Teacher
I enjoyed the virtual field trip as part of the final.K.F., Special Education Teacher
I really liked this course because it taught me things and gave me ideas on how to use Googel Earth and Maps differently.A.R., Language Arts Teacher
The course was very practical to the classroom. The fundamentals, features, custome content, Web resources, and ISTE standards were very well presented.D.K., Math Teacher
I thought all the assignments and projects were beneficial and helped me become more familiar with tools as aspects of certain programs/apps.K.F., Special Education Teacher
I have already used this in some of my classes, so it has already had an impact on my classes.A.R., Language Arts Teacher
This course had a wonderful amount of new resources to explore and integrate into the classroom.L.W., World Languages Teacher
I really enjoyed what this class had to offer in regards to apply technology to enhance my classroom, as well as good takeaways for personal use too!J.M.
Great course with many new ideas.B.T., Elementary Teacher
There really are a tremendous amount of possibilities for how I can use Google Earth in my classroom.S.B.