Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Explore the Eiffel Tower With Google Street View

Earlier today Google released the latest addition to the Google Cultural Institute. That addition is all about the Eiffel Tower. The new Eiffel Tower virtual exhibit includes Street View imagery not only around the Eiffel Tower but inside the tower and the views from the Eiffel Tower. In addition to the Street View imagery the exhibit includes lots of historical imagery and drawings of the tower.

To me the most impressive parts of the Google Cultural Institute's Eiffel Tower exhibit are the Birth of the Eiffel Tower and the Construction of the Eiffel Tower interactive displays. Through these interactive displays students learn about the design and construction methods used in assembling the tower.

Applications for Education
The Google Cultural Institute's Eiffel Tower exhibit has potential uses in a variety of classrooms. Obviously, students studying French culture and history can benefit from exploring the exhibit. Students learning about engineering and construction methods can also benefit by exploring the exhibit.