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  • 1. Google Earth in the Classroom Seeing is Believing November 16, 2008 Glenn Wiebe glennw@essdack.org
  • 2. Just a nibble!
  • 3. “If you wanted to create an educational environment that was directly opposed to what the brain is good at doing . . .
  • 4. “. . . you would probably design something like a modern classroom.” John Medina Brain Rules
  • 5. This is Erin
  • 6. Erin hates geography
  • 7. She’s not that fond of history either
  • 8. and
  • 9. she’s not alone
  • 10. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.” Marc Prensky
  • 11. “I have to power down when I get to school.” HS student
  • 12. There are over 150 million people using Social Networks
  • 13. The top 10 jobs predicted for 2010 didn’t exist in 2004
  • 14. China has more gifted kids than we have kids
  • 15. A seven year-old signed a six figure endorsement deal to play professional video games thefischbowl.blogspot.com/2007/06/did-you-know-20.html
  • 16. Yeah . . . so?
  • 17. “If students are prepared only for the foundational literacies of paper & pencil technologies, they will be unprepared for a future in which new literacies are required.” Rachel Karchmer Innovative Approaches to Literacy Education
  • 18. So . . . what does that look like?
  • 19. bit based
  • 20. not just tree based
  • 21. Collaborate Create Communicate
  • 22. Whadda you know?
  • 23. Examples Resources Q&A Tour creation Plan time
  • 24. Crack the Code!
  • 25. Get goodies at: historytech.wordpress.com “Presentations” - “Google Earth”
  • 26. What can you adapt? What do you like? What are some possible challenges?
  • 27. Placemarks & tours Let’s create our own!
  • 28. German Coast Guard and Google Earth?
  • 29. Tech integration questions? Social studies issues? I would love to hear from you! Glenn Wiebe glennw@essdack.org socialstudiescentral.com historytech.wordpress.com View presentations at: slideshare.net/glennw98