By: Caroline Rodriguez
Google Earth has been applied to many different aspects of education and one specific application that has been proven to be effective is bringing to life the vivacity of the ocean. Several years ago, the launch of the Explore the Ocean layer in Google Earth “provided an opportunity to change . . . → Read More: Explore the Ocean Layer
By Keng Low
Surfing and diving enthusiasts have new reason to cheer with the Ocean Sports layer found in Google Earth. Within this layer are three sub-layers, which reveal surfing, kite-surfing and diving locations. Fans of ocean sports can now discover new recreational avenues from their computers.
These sub-layers were created by Google in collaboration . . . → Read More: Having fun on the seas with Google Earth
By Christopher Chen
The State of the Ocean layer, is in fact composed of many different sub-layers, each of which has been produced by a different company.
This is the first sub-layer listed under the State of the Ocean layer and it is by the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC). The NDBC is . . . → Read More: State of the Ocean Layer
(The GTOPP program’s icon, linked to the source of the image, their website) By Chris James
Global Tagging of Pelagic Predators, GTOPP, or simply “Animal Tracking,” is a Google Earth layer that enables the user to locate and examine the movements of aquatic animals. “Pelagic Predators” refers to all marine . . . → Read More: Global Tagging of Pelagic Predators (Animal Tracking)
By: Costi Shami
The Census of Marine Life, which is the main sponsor of the Census of Marine Life layer within Google Earth, is a collection of researchers and scientists from more than 80 nations world-wide who are devoted to the goal of explaining the “diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans” (The . . . → Read More: Census of Marine Life Layer
The Protect Planet Ocean Foundation, who sponsors the Marine Protected Areas Layer, aims to educate and inspire the world on ways to better protect our ocean through the establishment of a network of Marine Protected Areas. World Commission on Protected Areas a global collaboration between many of the world leaders in marine preservation such . . . → Read More: Marine Protected Areas Layer
by Brooke Higgs
Google Earth and the recently added Google Ocean are great technological benefits to the classroom. They can provide “rich learning and teaching materials for education and resources sharing” (Zhong et al. 2009, p. 10). The use of Google Ocean in conjunction with the classroom allows for a level of interactivity . . . → Read More: The Cousteau Ocean World Layer
by Jacob Bieze
Google Earth is a helpful classroom tool and can be implemented in a variety of subjects, including Earth and Ocean sciences. Google Earth layers contain an array of applications for use within the classroom, including interactive information on sea life, environmental concerns regarding the ocean, and the distribution of water throughout the . . . → Read More: Underwater Classrooms: Google Earth and the Physical World
By Ross Tucker
Educational Potential of Google Earth
Research indicates that 40% of college students are visual learners and may even be underperforming due to a lack of visual instruction in the classroom.
The release of Google Earth has unquestionably met the demands of these learning styles by revolutionizing the visualization process. Through . . . → Read More: When in Rome, do as Google Earth does