Showing posts with label google earth in education. Show all posts
Showing posts with label google earth in education. Show all posts

Thursday, December 1, 2016

193 Short Timelapse Videos of Our Changing World

On Tuesday Google announced the publication of new Google Earth timelapse imagery. The new imagery shows the how the physical geography of the Earth has changed over the last 32 years. You can see this imagery on the Google Earth Engine website or you can view it as a series of 193 short videos on YouTube.

The new Google Earth timelapse imagery features cityscapes and landscapes. You can find imagery of cities like Miami and San Franscisco as well as imagery of things like the Columbia Glacier in Alaska.


Applications for Education
The fairly obvious use of this imagery is to prompt students to investigate the causes of changes to the land shown in the imagery. Or you could simply use it to show students the effects of erosion on a coast.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Google Earth in Education - A Google+ Hangout

Google Earth is a very versatile program that educators often associate only with social studies. Google Earth can actually be used in literature, mathematics, and science lessons too. On November 2, 2012 Jerome Burg and Thomas Petra will host a Google+ Hangout all about using Google Earth in education. Jerome Burg is the creator of the excellent Google Lit Trips site and Thomas Petra is the creator of the fantastic Real World Math site.
Applications for Education
In many of my presentations I talk about finding your own PD opportunities that are meaningful to you. This Google+ Hangout on November 2 is an example of informal PD that can be meaningful to teachers who are interested in learning more about how to use Google Earth in their lessons.