Google Earth Lessons

An Educational Resource for Teachers

TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LESSON PLAN INTRO TO GOOGLE EARTH
Description Goals and Objectives Grade Level: K-12
This lesson would be used as a staff development exercise. This lesson is part one of a two part lesson introducing teachers to google earth and how they may decide to use google earth in their subject area. ISTE NETS FOR TEACHERS ADDRESSED IN THIS LESSON:

TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS AND CONCEPTS.
Teachers demonstrate a sound understanding of technology operations and concepts. Teachers:
B. demonstrate continual growth in technology knowledge and skills to stay abreast of current and emerging technologies.
PLANNING AND DESIGNING LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS AND EXPERIENCES.
Teachers plan and design effective learning environments and experiences supported by technology. Teachers:
A. design developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that apply technology-enhanced instructional strategies to support the diverse needs of learners.
TEACHING, LEARNING, AND THE CURRICULUM.
Teachers implement curriculum plans, that include methods and strategies for applying technology to maximize student learning. Teachers:
A. facilitate technology-enhanced experiences that address content standards and student technology standards.
B. use technology to support learner-centered strategies that address the diverse needs of students.
C. apply technology to develop students' higher order skills and creativity.
D. manage student learning activities in a technology-enhanced environment.
PRODUCTIVITY AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE.
Teachers use technology to enhance their productivity and professional practice. Teachers:
A. use technology resources to engage in ongoing professional development and lifelong learning.
B. continually evaluate and reflect on professional practice to make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning.
Content Areas Type:
All Teacher Controlled
Duration
60 minutes
Skills Addressed File Resources Available Related Topics & Resources
The ability to integrate technology into exisiting lessons.

files available

Technology Development Lesson Plan PDF .DOC

Googlepedia - 2nd Edition by Michael Miller
Assessment
By evaluating a curriculum related project created using google earth.
Notes about the Lesson Non-Digital Materials Needed Digital Materials Needed
I created this lesson to be used with my faculty members. I have yet to present this to my faculty, so my experiences with this lesson is only in the creation of the lesson itself. paper, pencil, etc. Computer, Internet access, Access to Google Earth (this site is blocked in some school districts)
Created By: S Hansen Date: 9:3:7 2007-10-15

© n/a

Virus Scanned: Yes
Ideas for Extensions: There will be a follow up lesson to this lesson. The follow up lesson will cover the advanced features of google earth and other applications that could be used with google earth