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

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Kids Love Google Earth

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My students love Google Earth. They love finding our school and their home.  We can use that energy to have the students do some cool things on Google Earth.

  • Use the zoom feature when talking about seeing details in writing
  • As a starting point in descriptive writing
  • When reading stories that happen in named places have students put push pins in the locations and save as a KMZ file
  • Use historical maps
  • Explore the location of your upcoming field trip.
  • Measure the distance from the school to local landmarks they are familiar with.
  • View deltas as rivers meet the sea
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