Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Google Geo Institute

I had a great time with the team at the Google Geo Institute earlier this week. We primarily covered Google Earth and Google SketchUp but both of these applications are so rich with function, there was plenty to play with!

My students working with Mike Arsenault and Wes Fyer.



We also had the opportunity to meet Toby Lester the author of the book The Fourth Part of the World and see one of National Geographics giant travelling maps. Very cool! You can borrow the map for your own school for kids to check out and they come with a binder of activities and information. Find out more about them here: http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/special-events/borrow-map









Finally, I met Mike Hathorn a teacher from Hartford Vermont who is doing some amazing things with Sketchup and his kids. I look forward to doing something collaborative with our students this year.