By Teachers, For Teachers
I've always used Google maps for last minute directions, but I just recently discovered how to tap into its virtual field trip potential.
Turns out, you can literally get IN the map. It's a phenomenal way to explore with your students (or on your own!). Just pick a location you're learning about, scout it out before hand and let loose. Here are a few different approaches you can take:
With satellite views, you can look from above on the Great Wall of China or the Egyptian pyramids.
There are video features that let you take the Eiffel Tower tour in Paris.
With the "street" view, you pick up the little Google man and put him in the map all over the world. You can "virtually" walk the Las Vegas strip.
Now, the street view where you can "walk" down the street is hit or miss. But I've found if you play with it a bit, you can still find some pretty cool pics, videos and different views.
What insider tips have you discovered for virtual learning? Share in the comments section!