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Lesson Plans–Google Earth Bundle

DescriptionGE lesson plans sample

What’s included in the Google Earth lesson plans bundle:

  • A brief summary of each project, including suggested grade level and prior knowledge, time required, software required
  • Higher-order thinking skills addressed
  • Technology-specific skills taught
Five projects include:

Introduction to Google Earth
Introduce students to Google Earth, panning in and out, dragging with the mouse, changing the perspective of the earth’s surface, visiting the solar system. Use classroom investigation into national symbols (Statue of Liberty, Pentagon, White House, etc.) to spark their interest.

Google Earth Board
Students select a Wonder of the World (list developed by the classroom teacher of the places they will visit during the school year) to research on Google Earth, and then present a picture and fact to the class

The Wonders of Google Earth
Travel the world with Google Earth. Students research locations, find three fascinating facts about each, and create a virtual field trip using Google Earth placemarks, text fields and automated tools

Where is that? (Google Earth)
Use Google Earth’s latitude and longitude grid tool to find countries around the world the same distance above/below the equator. Discuss this implication for climate, etc.

Where Did I come From? (using Google Earth and KidPix)
Students will proudly display their country of origin using Google Earth to find it and KidPix to add text and a flag.

 
 

Details

  • Digital delivery
  • Page count: 20-25 pages
  • Language: English
  • Multiple Bundles? Click here

Curious? Here’s a sample:

 Project 40–The Wonders of Google Earth


 

Reviews of SL tech ed books/ebooks

OMG! I can’t wait to try this with my students. I am going to try “Where Did I Come From?” with my K-2 graders. I’ll send a note home with parents to let them know what we are doing so the students can come to class prepared to find their country of origin. It would be great if I could get these up on the wall in the hallway near my classroom for our “Back to School” night with parents! I also thought I would have them find where they currently live and tie the lesson into digital citizenship when we talk about staying in our neighborhood on the internet. I can’t wait to share this!

I bought this as a gift for the homeschooler at the recommendation of a fifth grade tech teacher I know. What an amazing find it turned out to be! The lessons are organized by topic, software, grade level, with information on skills taught, standards addressed, as well as step-by-step instructions with reproducibles and rubrics. The projects are unique and got my homeschool friend through an entire year with her four children. Most important, her kids loved them–never got bored. I’d highly recommend it to anyone looking for an all-in-one book for k-8 technology. –Amazon customer


This is the first book you’ll want to purchase if you’re new to tech ed. It has projects in history, science, literature and more. Each lesson includes examples, grading rubrics, ISTE guidelines, enrichments and trouble shooting. I’m the tech coordinator for my school. I leave the book out for the teachers to look through when they need a project. The author has done an excellent job of hitting all the high points. The book is even better than I expected because it includes links to an active blog where readers can ask questions and interact with other teachers using the material. It’s clear the author has a lot of experience in this area. –Amazon customer


I love the changes in this book. I bought the original volume, and now the update. This 2011 version provides more samples, more links, more extras (like wall charts and advice on teaching different skills like keyboarding) that will be great for my classroom next year. This volume has a lot more projects for middle school age students than Volume I, which is what I needed. I’d recommend this to any tech lab teacher or even classroom teachers looking to expand their tech ed connections. –Amazon customer


 

About the Author

Structured Learning IT Team is the premier provider of technology instruction books and ebooks to education professionals. Technology and keyboarding curriculums, how-to books, tips and tricks, a one-of-a-kind blog-based helpline—all the tools required to fulfill the tech needs of the 21st century classroom. All materials are classroom-tested, teacher-approved with easy-to-understand directions supported by online materials, websites, blogs, and wikis. Whether you are a new teacher wanting to do it right or a veteran educator looking for updated materials, Structured Learning and its team of technology teachers is there to assist you

Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 20 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice reviewer, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. Read Jacqui’s tech thriller series, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days