May 11, 2011

OMGoogle

I had the incredible opportunity to go to "Ohio Goes Google" mini conference this week. My one take away is as follows: You can never know EVERYTHING about Google.

One session I went to was about Google Earth. I have taught Google Earth many times and am still not comfortable with all of the bells and whistles. The best thing I learned about Google Earth was about the Google Earth Blog. By subscribing to this blog you can stay current on all of the offerings of Google Earth.

Sample:
(This is taken directly from the Google Earth Blog)
GeoEye has just released some brand new high-res imagery of the flooding that is happening near Cairo, Illinois, due to the rising Mississippi and Ohio rivers. You can view it yourself using this KML file.



Here is a 3D model of Osama bin Laden's Compound. Download the KMZ file here.

Educators of every subject should take some time this summer to look into Google Earth to see how it can enhance your curriculum. You will not be disappointed.

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