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Teaching with Google Earth- Awesome Tips and Tutorials

Google Earth is a geobrowser that represents the earth as 3 dimensional globe using satellite and aerial imagery, ocean bathymetry and other geographic data over the internet. Google refers to this service as " geographic browser or geobrowser" and provides it to its users in two versions: One is free and the other is pro. Of course the paid version has more advanced features and functionalities, however, the free basic version is generous enough for us in education.


Google Earth provides search capabilities and the ability to pan, zoom, rotate, and tilt the view of the Earth. It also offers tools for creating new data and a growing set of layers of data, such as volcanoes and terrain, that reside on Google's servers, and can be displayed in the view. Educators around the globe have created engaging classroom activities that go beyond geography to teach literature, history, math, environmental science, and more.

In this resource section, I am going to share with you some important tips and tutorials to help you better use this service in education. The materials below will help you build and  polish your Google Earth skills.

The Google Earth for Educators Community provides all of the tips and tricks for using Google Earth as a teaching tool. On this site, you can view lesson plans for a variety of grade levels and subjects, discuss Google Earth teaching tactics with fellow educators, see student-created work, and read how other teachers are using Google Earth in the classroom.

Google Earth Video Tutorials

Google Earth Drawing and Measuring




Google Earth Tours and Placemarks




Google Earth : Learn Navigation




Google Earth : Searching for Places




Google Earth : Geotagging photos




Google Earth : Recording a Tour




Google Earth : Street view




Google Earth : 3D Buildings and terrain




Fly to Any Place in The World



Explore The Sky



This resource page will provide you with a variety of ideas on popular methods to implement Google Earth in the classroom for a variety of subjects.

During a Google Earth Walk, students engage in real-world problem solving as they work their way through a virtual tour on Google Earth. Each placemark offers an engaging, geotagged image as well as a compelling question, challenging students to apply what they've learned in the real world.


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