Drop by every weekend to discover what wonderful website my classes and parents loved this week. I think you’ll find they’ll be a favorite of yours as they are of mine.
First grade and up–homeschoolers, students, computer lab, classroom
Space, geography, history, research
If you have Google Earth, you can access this from the downloaded software for Google Earth. It’s under the satellite tool:
But, the software version doesn’t have all of the neat stuff that comes online, like built-in regions, spacecraft, stories and more.
What it doesn’t have that the software version has is the ability to fly a plane (using Google Earth’s built-in Flight Simulator) all over Mars. My students love this. I didn’t teach it to them at all. They were curious, motivated and figured it out on their own. I love student-led activities.
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.