Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Google Earth; Powerful

If you haven't heard of Google Earth yet, you are probably elsewhere in the universe! Google Earth is a free product made available by Google that lets you view the entire earth in 3D, but has enough detail that you can zoom in and view your own house!It's not only free, but is supported on both Windows and Mac platforms. I've been experimenting lately with creating my own placemarks in Google Earth and linking those placemarks to URLs and videos using unitedstreaming, and the results never fail to result in a "Wow." Just today, I heard of someone's marriage proposal being immortalized due to Google Earth's satellite imagery. There's even a Teaching With Google Earth site with great tips and tricks on incorporating this great resource into the curriculum. I'd love to hear about how other educators are making good use of this terrific resource.

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