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.