Teaching since Fall 2001 – 3rd year in 2nd grade

My kids love Google Earth.  If given free time on the Ipads they will frequently choose the Google Earth App. So when I saw Google Earth Walks posted by our district’s CITS on Twitter (#icafelc), I knew I needed to try it.  They had posted a link to http://googleearthwalks.com/  and all the instructions are under resources.

THey are clear and easy to follow. Basically I located geotagged image with Creative Commons licences on flickr.  Then I put a place marker at that location. I added an image using the using the HTML/BBCode under the share tab. Below that I added a question that involved ordering numbers by place value. When I was finished I had an interesting whole group lesson that will grab their attention.

Here are the “Stops on our walk”.

If you would like to use the Google Earth Walk here a link to the file.

Instructions for using the kmz files on Ipads are on the Google Walks site.  I’m going to use these as part of my small group rotations.

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