Google Earth in the Classroom
       Seeing is Believing




       November 16, 2008
       Glenn Wiebe
       glennw@ess...
Just a
nibble!
“If you wanted to
  create an educational
   environment that was
  directly opposed to
what the brain is good at
        ...
“. . . you would
probably design
something like a
modern
classroom.”

John Medina
Brain Rules
This is Erin
Erin hates
geography
She’s not
that fond
 of history
     either
and
she’s not
   alone
Today’s students
are no longer
the people our
educational system
was designed to
teach.”
Marc Prensky
“I have to power
down when I get to
school.”
HS student
There are over
150 million people
 using Social Networks
The top 10 jobs
  predicted for 2010
 didn’t exist    in
 2004
China has more
 gifted kids
 than we have kids
A seven year-old signed a
                  six figure endorsement deal
                                 to play professio...
Yeah . . . so?
“If students are prepared only for the
foundational literacies of paper &
pencil technologies, they will be
unprepared for...
So . . . what does
 that look like?
bit based
not just tree based
Collaborate
Create
Communicate
Whadda you
  know?
Examples
Resources
Q&A
Tour creation
Plan time
Crack the Code!
Get goodies at:
historytech.wordpress.com

  “Presentations”
     - “Google Earth”
What can you adapt?
What do you like?
What are some possible challenges?
Placemarks & tours




                     Let’s create
                     our own!
German Coast Guard and
Google Earth?
Tech integration questions?
Social studies issues? I would
love to hear from you!

Glenn Wiebe
glennw@essdack.org
socialst...
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Google Earth in The Classroom

  1. 1. Google Earth in the Classroom Seeing is Believing November 16, 2008 Glenn Wiebe glennw@essdack.org
  2. 2. Just a nibble!
  3. 3. “If you wanted to create an educational environment that was directly opposed to what the brain is good at doing . . .
  4. 4. “. . . you would probably design something like a modern classroom.” John Medina Brain Rules
  5. 5. This is Erin
  6. 6. Erin hates geography
  7. 7. She’s not that fond of history either
  8. 8. and
  9. 9. she’s not alone
  10. 10. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.” Marc Prensky
  11. 11. “I have to power down when I get to school.” HS student
  12. 12. There are over 150 million people using Social Networks
  13. 13. The top 10 jobs predicted for 2010 didn’t exist in 2004
  14. 14. China has more gifted kids than we have kids
  15. 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. 16. Yeah . . . so?
  17. 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. 18. So . . . what does that look like?
  19. 19. bit based
  20. 20. not just tree based
  21. 21. Collaborate Create Communicate
  22. 22. Whadda you know?
  23. 23. Examples Resources Q&A Tour creation Plan time
  24. 24. Crack the Code!
  25. 25. Get goodies at: historytech.wordpress.com “Presentations” - “Google Earth”
  26. 26. What can you adapt? What do you like? What are some possible challenges?
  27. 27. Placemarks & tours Let’s create our own!
  28. 28. German Coast Guard and Google Earth?
  29. 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

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