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Introduction to Google Earth

What is Google Earth? Google Earth is a free, downloadable program that combines satellite images, maps, and terrain to create a 3D virtual model of the world. You can search for specific locations in Google Earth and create your own virtual tours.  Other options to explore are content developed by NASA, Discovery Education, National Geographic

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Google Earth curriculum ideas

by MaryFran Lynch http://sites.google.com/site/techtipstuesday/ Google Earth can be wonderful to use to introduce your students to the places in their text books. You may want to create your own lessons or use some that have been made available to compliment your lessons. Here are a few you may be interested in: Language Arts Whether your

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Even more … Google Earth

Guest post by MaryFran Lynch http://sites.google.com/site/techtipstuesday/google-earth—even-more Once you’ve downloaded Google Earth, you’ll be able to take advantage of some of Google Earth’s features you won’t find in Google Maps. Here are three features worth exploring. As we all know, more than 70% of the Earth is covered by water. Google recently unveiled Google Ocean. With

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Tech Tip Tuesday – Google Earth

by MaryFran Lynch http://sites.google.com/site/techtipstuesday/google-earth The nice thing about Google Earth is that if you have played with Google Maps at all, Google Earth is kinda like the next step. One of the big differences, however, is that you will have to download Google Earth to take advantage of its many features. As with many Google

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Google Earth 5.0

 Google announced the newest version of Google Earth 5.0 today.  Google Earth now has an ocean.  You can view “much more detailed bathymetric map (the ocean floor), so you can actually drop below the surface and explore the nooks and crannies of the seafloor in 3D. While you’re there you can explore thousands of data

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Reflections from Google Teacher Academy

I’ve been so busy hosting family this past weekend that I haven’t had a chance to finish my blog post about Google Teacher Academy. First of all, I must thank Cristin Frodella from Google and the folks from Cue (Mark Wagner and Mike Lawrence), WestEd and all the returning GCTs for hosting this year’s Google

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Google Earth & Postcard Geography

Years ago when I taught 4th grade I participated in a classroom exchange called “Postcard Geography”.  My students eagerly awaited postcards that we exchanged with schools all across the US.  We created a large bulletin board with a map of the US and  pinned the postcards next to the city is came from.  It was

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