Incorporating Google Earth Skills Into the School Curriculum

Session Description                                                                                                     

This session will outline how Google Earth skills can be incorporated into the school curriculum and not just the Geography one! This will lead to the discussion of a real, tested, classroom example of building a continuum of skill development leading towards a project planning the first commercial (1937) passenger flight from Southampton (UK) to Cape Town (South Africa) which happened to be on a boat-plane! (25 minutes)


  • Suggested audience:  Anyone
  • Prior experience or knowledge: N/A


  • Time: Monday May 6, 3pm Eastern | 8pm in London | 9pm in Paris
  • Conference hashtag: #eduonair

Richard Allaway
Teacher of Humanities and 
Technology for Learning CoordinatorInternational School of Geneva - Campus des Nations

I am the Secondary School Technology for Learning Coordinator at the International School of Geneva - Campus des Nations

I am the author of - an established website of Geography teaching resources that has a worldwide network of subscribers. I lead professional development workshops on teaching and teaching with technology. 

I live in France, teach in Switzerland and come from Yorkshire. My understanding wife and I ran away from the United Kingdom 7 years ago, in a bright red camper van. We chose France for a life of teaching in better weather, supping fine wines close to big mountains. We have since sold the van, had two fantastic children and I have become a bit of a Geography geek and educational technology nut.


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