I am currently in Harrisburg, PA for a East Coast Team Meeting. After a fun day of getting to know the team and planning some great projects for the year, we decided to take in a mini lesson. The lesson started at 9 PM, which proves our dedication to you! Lance gave us a little tutorial on Google Earth, so I thought I would play around with it. (My motto is, playing leads to learning!) For those who are not familiar with Google Earth, it’s a program (FREE VERSION IS WHAT WE USE!) from Google that has so much potential for geography, science, history, and all the other wonderful subjects. I created a very short Google Earth Virtual Field Trip (topic in this month’s Resource Guide) of where I just moved from (Sumter, SC) and the place it’s often confused with (Fort Sumter, SC). All you need to do is download Google Earth, download this very small file and then open it up. Download Danielle.kmz I’d click on the play button to go from Fort Sumter to Sumter, SC. Lance listed a great PowerPoint on his blog for those who are interested in trying this on their own. (You’ll have to scroll down to find it.)
Just think, these can be created to meet your standards, quick simple little files to upload, and count as a resource for Discovery Educator Network and our contest!(San Deigo, here comes Florida Teachers!) I know Tom Turner from Polk County is creating a virtual field trip with Google Earth. Who else is taking it for a spin? Post your comments, tips and tricks below for a fun little sweet treat. (Think, where is Harrisburg close to?)
And get those events in quickly! Just one and a half weeks left of the contest! Who’s going to win?