Google Earth Projects allows its users to create customised maps, journeys and stories from all around the world through text, images and links integrated into Google Earth. The easy-to-use creation tools within the familiar website let anyone share their journey or story with others to collaborate or present on the web or in the Google Earth App.
Although you may think this feature could be useful to Geography teachers showing students landmarks and travel companies allowing their customers to see their routes and destinations, it actually has many more uses than you would ever imagine:
More examples could include exploring the dangers of active volcanoes near towns and cities, and the impacts it would have if it were to erupt, as well as indicating the storyline of a journey or book an English class could be studying.
This tool could be incredibly useful in a classroom environment, with numerous possibilities in every subject. As the use of technology in schools is increasing, many are finding ways to interactively learn without the need to leave the classroom and spend money and time travelling to dangerous or expensive places.
To access Google Earth Projects:
- Go to Google Earth
- Click on the projects icon
- Click New project
- If you need help, easy to follow instructions can be found here
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