Google Earth has been one of my favorite ed tech tools for more than a decade. Over the years it has evolved as a desktop application and as a browser-based application. The web browser version of Google Earth seems to be getting the bulk of development attention from Google these days so I’ve created a new video that highlights five features of Google Earth (web version) that teachers should know how to use. These features are helpful and can be used in more than just social studies settings.
In the video I demonstrate how to do the following things in the web version of Google Earth:
- Locate and share lessons.
- Share Google Earth games and quizzes via Google Classroom.
- Create and share collections of placemarks in Google Earth.
- Change the base map in Google Earth.
- Change the units of measurement in Google Earth.