Why would I use it?
Turn your students into global explorers while developing their critical thinking and data visualization skills. Google Earth has received a major overhaul and is now web-based. Building on the existing Google Earth product, users now see the world through a different lens and learn a bit about how it all fits together. Some new features of Google Earth include:
  • Voyager - a showcase of interactive tours
  • "I'm Feeling Lucky" - takes you somewhere unexpected with the click of a button
  • Explore the Earth's terrain in 3D
  • See panoramic views of world wonders
  • Explore streets of cities and then jump to a view of space
  • Add data layers to Google Earth



Possible Uses for Students:
  • Check out geographic locations from around the world 
  • Jump back into time to look at ancient locations like ancient Rome! 
  • Fly to the moon or Mars to see what life is like on another celestial body! 
  • Dive into the ocean and discover what life is like in the deep blue seas.
  • Create KML files to pinpoint locations, add image overlays and expose rich data in new ways
 
How do I get started?
Google Earth is now web-based on works on Chromebooks! In your Chrome browser, go to earth.google.com.  Check out the menu controls on the left including the Voyager button and the I'm Feeling Lucky Button. Drop Pegman around the Earth to get a Street View. Help for learning to use the various controls and features is freely available through the tutorials.