Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Google SketchUp Education Uses and Tutorials

One of the Google applications that I wish I had had more time to explore at the Google Teacher Academy is Google SketchUp. GTA Lead Learner Ken Shelton offered a short session about using SketchUp in education, but there is so much to learn that a full day might not have been enough time to explore it all. Fortunately, the companion website to Google SketchUp 7 For Dummies has a fantastic set of tutorial videos demonstrating the ins and outs of SketchUp. Select a chapter from the index here to find a video tutorial. Ken Shelton has also put together some tutorial resources and compiled a short list of educational applications for Google SketchUp.

If you need a general overview of Google SketchUp, watch the video below.


Applications for Education
The Google SketchUp for Dummies video tutorials could be great resources for anyone that would like to have students use SketchUp in their classrooms. The tutorial videos could be used to reinforce or supplement the instruction you give in your classroom.