A new version of Google Earth was released last week. The highlight of the new version is that it is designed to be used in your web browser. In other words, it works on Chromebooks. The new Google Earth features lots of pre-made tours of interesting places all over the world. New information cards pop up whenever you enter and view a location in the new Google Earth. The best way to understand how the new Google Earth works is to watch the following video that I made about it. In less than a week it has become the most popular video I have made this year.
Using Google Earth and Google Maps on a Chromebook is a part of the schedule for the Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp.
Here are the week’s most popular posts from FreeTech4Teachers.com:
1. A Tour of the New Google Earth – Google Earth in Your Browser
2. More Than 400 Science Animations
3. The PeriodicTable of Videos – An Update from the Archive
4. SeeSaw Now Directly Accepts Google Drive Files
5. WriteReader and Sesame Street Partner to Help Kids Create Multimedia Stories
6. Loopy Makes It Easy to Create Animated Simulations
7. 5 Good Ways for Students to Create Digital Showcases of Their Work