Take a virtual field trip with Google Earth

While many of us explore the wonders of Google Earth every day, we don’t always think of our use as “field trips” to various places. However, the idea of using Google Earth as a way to take a virtual field trip is amazing.

Med Kharback at EducatorsTechnology.com recently shared a list of 20 wonderful online museums and sites for taking a field trip. After some feedback from that, he shared some resources about how to create a field trip in Google Earth.

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The basis of that post is an excellent PDF from Silvia Rosenthal of Langwitches. Silvia goes into great detail on how to create a field trip in Google Earth, and the document is an excellent resource for teachers to use.

Thanks for sharing that information, Med!

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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