This website aims to explain how to incorporate Google Earth into teaching methods. We hope to provide an overview of Google Earth’s capabilities and how they can be utilized to improve educational methods, specifically in history and medical classrooms. We will start by outlining some characteristics of Google Earth that makes it particularly useful for students’understanding. We will then expose how these characteristics can contribute to a global approach to the teaching of history. To do so, we will highlight how scientists are recording their research and results from the Human Genome project on Google Earth and how this work can be used as a historical teaching tool. We will also describe Google Earth’s current and potential impact on medical education. Under this section, we will present the ability for medical schools and health classes to use Google Earth as a teaching and study tool both in and out of the classroom. In addition this section intends to explain how scholastic and medical facilities collaborate with each other in order to share the data and information necessary to successfully utilize spatial visualization through Google Earth.
This page was created by Dagbedji Fagnisse, Dana Fenster, and Annie Helbling for Writing 20: Google Earth’s Impact, Fall 2010.