Take a Voyage with Google Earth’s Guided Stories
Jun30

Take a Voyage with Google Earth’s Guided Stories

Google have released a brand-new version of Google Earth for your browser. You can now tour the world in Google Earth using the new Voyager mode. Voyager is a collection of map-based stories written by Google Earth partners that is updated weekly. Please note. To use this new feature, you’ll need to use the Google Chrome Browser. To get started, visit Google Earth. Or go direct to Voyager here. You can then choose a subject...

Read More
Take Your Whole Class on an Immersive Virtual Trip with Google Expeditions
Oct03

Take Your Whole Class on an Immersive Virtual Trip with Google Expeditions

Want to take your class to the International Space Station? Well now you can, with a Google Expedition! Google Expeditions is a new virtual reality teaching tool that lets teachers lead their class on immersive virtual trips all over the world. Take them to look at historical landmarks, dive underwater with sharks, even visit a real space station! What Does it Do? The Google Expeditions app allows a teacher acting as a “guide” to lead...

Read More
MeteoEarth – A Global Weather Viewer in the Classroom
Sep15

MeteoEarth – A Global Weather Viewer in the Classroom

MeteoEarth is a fantastic website and set of apps that let you view global weather patterns as they occur in real time on your IWB or on your iPad. MeteoEarth is adapted from a professional weather broadcast tool used by TV presenters around the world, which uses some amazing visuals to bring the weather to life. Navigate the 3D globe at the touch of a button, spin seamlessly from place to place, zoom in on a rain front moving over...

Read More
Walk in Darwin’s Footsteps with Galapagos Islands Street View
Sep18

Walk in Darwin’s Footsteps with Galapagos Islands Street View

This week, 178 years ago, Charles Darwin set foot on the Galapagos Islands for the first time. It was here he made many observations and discoveries that would later provide the evidence for his famous Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection. If you would like to follow in Darwin’s footsteps, and take your class on a trip to the Galapagos islands then there’s now a way to do it without breaking the bank. Google (who...

Read More
Explore Mount Everest Virtually with Glacierworks.
May29

Explore Mount Everest Virtually with Glacierworks.

As we approach the 60th Anniversary of Edmund Hilary’s expedition to the top of Mount Everest, here’s an excellent website that lets you and your class explore the mountain without leaving the classroom. Everest: Rivers of Ice is a new project that features legendary documentary filmmaker and explorer David Breashears joining with Microsoft to produce a multimedia tour of the mountain. Visitors to the site will be able to...

Read More
Black Marble – The Earth at Night Interactive Google Map
Dec12

Black Marble – The Earth at Night Interactive Google Map

Here’s another cool resource that would be great to show as part of a lesson about Earth and Space (or populations). The “Black Marble” shows the Earth in darkness with all the city lights twinkling away – showing just how spread out we all are in some parts of the world, and how concentrated we are in others. A NASA satellite captured the nighttime views with a special on-board camera. Apparently it took 312...

Read More
Explore the World on your IWB with the Google World Wonders Project
Jun01

Explore the World on your IWB with the Google World Wonders Project

Your classroom interactive whiteboard can provide a window on the world, and that’s definitely true when used alongside this new project from Google. The Google World Wonders Project is a platform which brings world heritage sites of the modern and ancient world online and into your classroom. Using Street View, 3D modeling and other Google technologies, Google have made these amazing sites accessible to everyone across the...

Read More
Free Images from EduPic – Science, Maths and more
Sep22

Free Images from EduPic – Science, Maths and more

Edupic is a great resource for images that will be of interest to science and maths teachers, amongst others. Created by William Vann EduPic Graphical Resource was launched in September 2006 as a source of free images for teachers and their students. Now with over 6000 different photographs and education illustrations, EduPic is used everyday all over the world. The images on EduPic are “free for use by educational professionals...

Read More
National Geographic Education Beta
Apr15

National Geographic Education Beta

I wrote last month about the Science videos on the National Geographic website, well now  National Geographic Education has totally revamped and greatly expanded its free and enormous educational offerings online, with a new (currently beta) site : www.NatGeoEd.org. The site is loaded with topical materials for K-12 educators, but it also has lots of content for families and students.  An enhanced search tool allows users to find...

Read More
Japan Earthquake Data in Google Earth
Mar21

Japan Earthquake Data in Google Earth

I’m a little late to blog about the terrible events in Japan over the past 10 days, but the story is still continuing and my thoughts go out to all those affected by the earthquake and Tsunami. If you use Google Earth then the US Geological Survey have produced an interesting plug in which shows real-time and historical information on earthquakes around the world – including all the aftershocks in Japan. It also shows...

Read More
Google goes off-road with Street View
Mar02

Google goes off-road with Street View

Google Street View has got to be one of the most amazing projects available on the internet. It still amazes me that from my home computer I can tour cities like Rome or New York and move around as if I was there. But on the whole the places you could see were only those accessible from the road, since their special camera cars could not get everywhere. Although you could take a look at the penguins in Antarctica, which was great...

Read More
KML Factbook – world data visualisation tool
Feb28

KML Factbook – world data visualisation tool

The CIA World Factbook is an amazing bank of information useful to educators helping students gather facts and information about foreign countries. For geography teachers it should be an essential bookmark. For some students, the CIA Factbook will be difficult to use, and the information is presented in a very dry way. Which is why the KML Factbook will be a welcome  tool. It’s basically a mashup of the CIA site with Google...

Read More

Pin It on Pinterest