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Monday, January 20, 2014

GE Teach Version 5 - A Good Resource for Teaching With Google Earth

A couple of years ago I introduced some of you to GE Teach developed by Josh Williams. Recently, GE Teach was updated again. The latest version provides some helpful options for changing views while retaining the original intent of the site. GE Teach is built around the Google Earth browser plug-in. The purpose of the site is to help teachers develop lessons in which students explore spatial distributions. Watch the video below for a tour of the new GE Teach features.

Applications for Education
Visitors to GE Teach can select from a variety of physical geography and human geography layers to display and explore. A fantastic feature of GE Teach is the option use the "two Earths" mode to show two maps side-by-side. For example, you could use the two maps option to view a map of climate regions on one side of the screen and compare it to a view of population density on the other side of the screen.

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