Friday, November 10, 2017

Earth View from Google Earth

The Earth View from Google Earth Chrome extension allows you to view a different vibrant image from Google Earth each time you open a new tab. Each of the 1500 images in the gallery are unique and incredible. You have the option of sharing the image to Google+, Facebook, or Twitter or grabbing the link to share in an email. You can also view the last ten images in a tray at the bottom of your screen.

When you click on the globe feature in the lower right corner of your screen, the image will open to the location where it was taken in Google Earth. When you are in Google Earth you will be able to view the location in 2D or 3D and in some instances you can use Pegman to explore at streetview level.

Applications for Education
The Earth View extension is a great conversation starter. You could use an image from this extension as the basis for a descriptive writing assignment. It could also be used as a way to fill a few minutes here and there during the day. Students love the ability to explore different places and this extension allows you to visit beautiful places from around the world.

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