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ERIC Number: EJ786394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr-1
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
Got the World on a Screen
Adam, Anna; Mowers, Helen
School Library Journal, v53 n4 p40-42 Apr 2007
In this article, the authors discuss how Google Earth provides more than a geography lesson. For starters, Google Earth is perfect for teaching geography. Subscribe to Where in the World, for example, and have their students listen to podcast clues in a find-the-location game created by students worldwide. Clues relate to math (the population of this city is half that of the population of New York City), history (Ben Franklin was born in this city), even science (the average temperature of this location is 82 degrees in summer and 45 degrees in winter). Kids research the answers to help them determine the correct locations, which they can placemark in Google Earth. But there's a lot more to Google Earth. Educators at every grade level and in every subject area can use the program to enhance learning in fun and engaging ways. While teachers can certainly create their own engaging lessons based on the needs of their students, there are plenty of existing resources for harvesting the educational bounty offered by Google Earth. At the Google Earth Community Forum, teachers can download teacher-created projects such as Math in Las Vegas, in which students can solve word problems, such as determining the perimeter of a parking lot given it's length and width. Furthermore, Google Earth can also enhance language arts and can also be a great tool for understanding current events.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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