Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Around the world in 80 minutes

This is a follow up post to hopefully enlighten and recruit more Google Earth users among fellow educators. First, I can’t imagine teaching geography, history, or earth sciences without Google Earth. Of course, since I don’t teach any of these subjects, I can irrationally interject my two cents here. Anyway, if you haven’t heard of Google Earth crawl out from under the rock where you have been hiding and check out my previous post about Google Earth and get started right away. Your students will love it and your teaching will benefit from the Google Earth applications.

Now on with the Google Earth tour. Fortunately, I stumbled upon Joseph Papaleo who just finished presenting “Around the world in 80 minutes” for the k12 online conference. You can read his comments at http://papajo.edublogs.org/ or you can view his presentation at the k12 online conference. This was the conference intro of “Around the World in 80 minutes”:

Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 Days” was inspired by 19th century technological breakthroughs. In this presentation, Joseph takes a look at 20th/21st century technological breakthroughs and how they can be used to complement teaching practices in the 21st century.
Using Google Earth, the Google Earth community forums and Videoconference technology, this presentation will take you “Around the World in 80 Minutes” (NB presentation is approx 30 minutes).
Pack your toothbrush and join in the adventure.

If you're still not convinced that Google Earth is a useful and cool classroom application, maybe you should retire. Otherwise, get with the program and start Google Earthing today. In contrast, if you use Google Earth with your classes currently you may want to visit the following: Tom Barrett, Janine Lim; ReefEd and National Space Center, UK and as aforementioned…Joseph Papaleo. Thanks for the informative information.

Google the earth and tell them that we sent you!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi William,
Thanks for the comments about my presentation. Like me, you can see the uses of Google Earth for other people. I'm a Maths (yes Maths in Australia, not Math) and an IT teacher and I'm still learning how to best use it in my classes. Tom Barrett's ideas are great.

Now just need to educate some of those SOSE teachers.

Good luck with your blog


6:59 AM  
Blogger WBishop said...

It was a great presentation...keep up the good work.

10:38 PM  

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