Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Webcams.travel - Worldwide Tourism Webcams

Webcams.travel is a service that was designed to provide visitors with a place to find live webcams of travel destinations. Visitors can find live webcams on Webcams.travel by searching by destination, by browsing a Google Map of webcams, or through browsing the Webcams.travel Google Earth layer. Webcams.travel also offers free iPhone and Android apps.

The video below shows you how to find the Webcams.travel Google Earth layer.

(the video is silent)

Applications for Education
One of the reasons that I like Google Earth, particularly the Street View in Google Earth, is that it gives students the ability to explore an area of world in so much more detail than a standard classroom wall map or atlas. Turn on the Webcams.travel layer in Google Earth and students can not only see what a place looks like, they can also potentially see what people are doing in a place as they are learning about a place.