From Brad Fountain (Field Manager, NC/SC)
Many of you have heard about or even seen Google Earth, but did you know here is a whole online community that highlights features and uses of Google Earth (even groups that focus on educational uses). You may also not be aware of how easy it is to combine the images and videos within unitedstreaming with Google Earth. In fact Discovery Education has even hosted an EdTech Connect presented by John Kuglin on how to utilize Google Earth with unitedstreaming content. That special Webinar can be viewed by clicking here and entering the password discovery. (I highly recommend downloading Google Earth first so you can try things out as you are shown.)
The assignment I have created in Assignment Builder for you is a wonderful little end of the year activity for grades 3-12 titled Crisscrossing the Country with Google Earth. It will provide a fun creative learning experience for students that can be easily adjusted to meet the grade you teach and the ability of your students. The activity has students work in small groups to plan a trip for the summer that when completed they and their classmates can actually experience.
**For those of you who have seen Lance Rougeux’s presentation – he only used the free version. Discovery Educator Field Managers do not have the fee based one. Everything he did, he did with the free one!
Did you discover something new? Deliver the discovery to at least three more colleagues and show them the benefits of what you discovered. Then document your event on the report form! Get points for discovering, delivering and documenting! Maybe you will win this week!