Digital Explorer is a service that offers instruction and guidance on using GIS and Google Earth to enhance learning experiences. To that end, Digital Explorer offers three comprehensive guides to using Google Earth for virtual fieldwork and physical fieldwork around your school’s grounds. The first two guides in the series cover everything from the basics through advanced Google Earth functions. The third guide in the series offers a six installment project that you and your students can do around your school’s grounds.
Thanks to Rich Treves, who also offers great Google Earth advice, for the link to these guides.
Applications for Education
If you’ve always wanted to try using Google Earth in your classroom, but weren’t sure how to get started, Digital Explorer’s guides offer you a great place to start. The school grounds project offers students the opportunity to not only learn about Google Earth, but to also develop skill sets like digital photography, blogging, and video creation.
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