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The Best Resources For Google Earth Beginners Like Me

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I’ve played around a little with Google Earth over the years, but haven’t really looked at it seriously. Since I may be teaching Geography to English Language Learners next year for the first time in awhile, though, I thought it was time for me to get more familiar with it.

I thought readers might be interested in the sites I’m finding helpful.

Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Google Earth Beginners Like Me:

Google Earth Basics is from the Google Earth Blog.

Beginner Tutorials come from Google Earth itself.

Google Earth 6: Beginner’s Tutorial 1 is a useful YouTube video.

Advanced features and tutorials: Google Earth tutorials is from Google Earth.

Google Earth 101 for Educators comes from Teaching Hacks.

Crafting Stories with Google Earth is from The National Writing Project.

Google Lit Trips

26 Interesting Ways* to use Google Earth in the Classroom

Google Earth Lessons

Teaching With Google Earth

Google Earth for Educators: 50 Exciting Ideas for the Classroom

GE Teach looks like a great tool for teachers using Google Earth. You can read more about it at Richard Byrne’s blog.

Tour Builder now makes it pretty easy to create your own custom tours on Google Earth.

Feedback on this topic are welcome!

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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