Google Earth

Google Earth is a program which will allow a user to view the earth with satellite imagery as well as 2 and 3 dimensional maps. With Google Earth, you can also explore 3D buildings, galaxies, and ocean depths.

You can access Google Earth with a desktop program, a web browser, or a mobile application.

Google Earth will allow a user to see maps and land features from different perspectives. Users can zoom in and out to explore details. It is also possible to look at different areas from a historical perspective.

Perhaps the most powerful feature for educators is the ability to mark up Google Earth and share the results. You can look at areas from a historical, scientific, or even social perspective.

Essential Requirements

Google Earth will operate on both a Mac or PC, as well as a mobile devices.

Equipment

The only equipment needed is a computer, smart phone, tablet device, or a Web browser.

Software

Google Earth can be downloaded from https://www.google.com/earth/

Learning resources information

Key Web links

Guides and Beginner Instructions

Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand Google Earth and its capabilities.

Education

Here are a number of great ideas for using Google Earth in an education environment.

Business

Here are a number of great ideas for using Google Earth in a business environment.

English Literature

Here are a number of great ideas for using Google Earth in an English literature environment.

History

Here are a number of great ideas for using Google Earth in a history environment.

Math

Here are a number of great ideas for using Google Earth in a math environment.

Sciences

Here are a number of great ideas for using Google Earth in a science environment.

Social Studies

Here are a number of great ideas for using Google Earth in a social studies environment.

Tips and Shortcuts

Here collections of tips and shortcuts for using Google Earth better.

Essential Tools

Here are some tools to help you with Google Earth.

Shared Maps

Here are some Google Earth shared maps.

Video Tutorials

Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use Google Earth.

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