Course No. SC415E, SC515E
Google Earth is a free, revolutionary computer application with tremendous potential in K-12 education. It features satellite imagery of the entire Earth, and has great potential to expand our students' global awareness. Google Earth can readily be used to enhance the curriculum at all grade levels, and in all subjects, including math, science, social studies, and language arts. Examples of activities that can be pursued with Google Earth include: identify and explore major river deltas, research the effects of planetary overpopulation, study Greek and Roman history, explore Earth's weather, earthquake activity, and volcanoes. In this introductory course you will learn navigational basics and how to customize Google Earth for use in your classroom.
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- Learned how to download Google Earth onto a PC.
- Learned and applied the basic components of the Google Earth program, such as searching, navigation, and place-marking, and how to utilize the functions of these components.
- Explored numerous Google Earth “Layers” - overlays that can display add-on features ranging from political boundaries and roads, to thematic overlays of earth’s endangered species.
- Create a classroom teaching unit using Google Earth.
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