Our team put a great deal of effort and time into creating lessons and instructions that enable classroom teachers to use the highly complex and powerful Google Earth program to engage students’ curiosity and leverage technology to teach content. My greatest challenge was editing complex directions into clear, easy-to-follow procedures illustrated with multiple screenshots so that no matter teachers’ familiarity with the program they could use Google Earth with their students.
- Using text clues in Make Way for Ducklings to map the route of the duck family through Boston (Grades 1-2)
- Measuring ocean depths and tracking the migration of sea animals (Grades 3-5)
- Tracking the path of Peary’s journey from Ellesmeer Island to the North Pole and using the sun slider tool to observe the light conditions during the trek (Grades 6-8).
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