TeachingHacks.com Video Course on Google Earth for Education

Those of you who regularly read Google Earth Blog know I believe it is an excellent tool for education. Quentin D’Souza writes TeachingHacks.com and has announced he will be releasing a video tutorial on using Google Earth as a classroom tool on Nov. 10-12. Read the details here. He also has a sample video summarizing some of his thoughts about using GE for education. Quentin describes himself as a “computer geek” with an interest in using the latest technologies for teaching. Hence, he is now using YouTube and Google Video for teaching.
I’m glad to see there are an increasing number of educators realizing Google Earth’s educational potential. See my summary on educational uses of Google Earth. Here is Google’s page on GE for education. See also DigitalGeography by Noel Jenkins.

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  1. Hi Frank
    You were kind enough to give me a mention a while ago, and I thought I’d bring you up to speed on progress on the Users Guide project.
    A new blog is now up and running and although it’s not quite finished, it will eventually have commentary on the 100 plus slides, full of ideas for using GE in the Geography classroom, which I presented at the University of Dundee in Scotland at the end of October. Has links to Noel Jenkins and lots of other UK educators, but lots of US based ideas there too.
    You can find the blog at:
    http://googlearthusersguide.blogspot.com
    Keep up the good work!

  2. Howdy Frank,
    As an educator that uses Google Earth, you might also be interested in Tom Woodwar’s guide to Google Earth. He’s an educational technology specialist that has created, in my opinion, an introduction site to Google Earth that is much easier to navigate than Google Earth 101. Tom specifically designed his site to be an online course, which is a lot easier to follow and move for beginners to Google Earth. The Google Earth 101 site is a great resource to be sure, but it might be a bit intimidating for teachers and educators that haven’t previously used the tool. Tom’s site is completely done via video (with documents provided as well), so it’s a nice way to ease a newbie into GE. The link to the site is below.
    Google Earth: Adventure Travel Without Dirt
    http://staffdev.henrico.k12.va.us/~woodwatw/google_earth/Intro.html

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