Bring our Earth to your students in 3-D. And you don’t even need funny glasses!
Google Earth, Google's satellite imagery-based mapping product puts the whole world on a student's computer. It enables users to "fly" from space to street level to find geographic information and explore places around the world. Like a video game and a search engine rolled into one, Earth is basically a 3D model of the entire planet that lets you grab, spin and zoom down into any place on Earth.
Below are some helpful resources.
Google Earth User Guide: Everything you ever wanted to know! 131 pages if you want to print it out. Click here.
Google Earth's Official You Tube Channel: short tutorials and updates on cool new features in Google Earth. Click here.
Google Earth/Google Earth Outreach: Short video tutorials to get you started. Beginner, intermediate and advanced. Click here.
Google Earth for Educators: Lesson plans Click here.
Google Earth Blog: Frank Taylor provides news, features, tips and information on Google's free geographical application. Not officially connected with Google. Click here.
Google Lat Long Blog: News and Notes by the Google Earth and Map Team: Official Google Earth blog. Click here.
Google Earth Gallery: Explore, search, discover (and don’t reinvent the wheel!). Check this out for an incredible selection of Google tours. Click here.
Google Lit Trips: Follow your favorite books across the world! Click here.
For help in creating a collaborative Google Map that can be shared in Google Earth, click here.
Wild Sanctuary is a bioacoustic resource of natural soundscapes from across the planet. this site features an audio overlay for Google Earth and Google maps. Click here.