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Using Google SketchUp in the Classroom

Session Description

Using Google SketchUp In The Classroom

The goal of this presentation will be to introduce how participants can use the free Google SketchUp 3-D Software program. Participants will learn how to download and install the program, how to get started right-away using it with their students. We will show examples of how teachers are using SketchUp in the classroom for all of the core subjects. Resources for classroom ideas and more will be given. Finally I will give a demonstration on how to create 3-D buildings of your school or community that can be uploaded to Google Earth.


  • Suggested audience: Primary and secondary teachers
  • Prior experience or knowledge: Beginner (very new to this topic), Intermediate (have some familiarity). Participants should download  Google SketchUp before the session.


  • Time: 6pm Eastern
  • Session hashtag: #SketchUpEdu
  • Conference hashtag: #eduonair


Joe Donahue
Teacher, California, USA


  • To watch the live stream of this session, visit Joe's Google+ Page at 6pm Eastern May 2nd.
  • The live stream will appear as a black box with the word "Hangouts" on it (as in the screenshot of slide 5 here). Double click the black box to start watching the video.
  • Open Joe's Google+ Page in two windows.  On one page you can watch the live stream and in the other you can type in your comments.
  • To ask Joe questions during the Hangout, post them into the "comments" section below the live stream.
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