Using the Google Earth App

Posted: September 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

This is a great App for getting the children use to using the iPad interface. The class interviewed a visitor from Austria and then used an Atlas to locate the country. The IPads were then introduced allowing the children to pinch and zoom to the nearest city to where our visitor lived. From there they explored different features and the similarity /differences between the two countries flowed. The session ended with us zooming right in on our guests house. The gets was enthused also moving from group to group pointing out features of interest.

The app does not quite have all the features of the pc version such as street view but it brought a whole new dimension to Geography. It was nice to see the children using the IPad alongside textbooks. The hands on style to manipulating the world is a real winner for the children. Great App.



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