Creating a New Life with Google Earth

Earlier this week we talked about variety of uses for Google Earth in the classroom, and Donald emailed us with another one — “A New Life“, by Classroom Copilot.

A New Life

Using Google Earth, you create a new island on earth, design a flag, elect a government, develop laws, and even create a new town. They’ve created quite a few tutorial videos on how to work with the software, such as this video to help you get started:

Classroom Copilot has a variety of other games and tools, such as a phonics-based Guitar Hero clone and a tool that uses 3D paper for some cool effects.
For classrooms that create imaginary worlds in an effort to show how all aspects of a society come together, A New Life would be a great addition to the class. Learn more and try it for yourself here.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.



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