Google Earth & Maps in Education

Google Earth Crib Sheet
Google Maps Crib Sheet

Activity: My Favorite Places
Using your existing knowledge of places, find, create, and annotate a place mark for 3 favorite places you've been in your life.
  • Beginner: Write a sentence about each place and choose a unique icon for each location.
  • Intermediate: Beginner PLUS find a photo or video associated with each place and include in your place marks.
  • Advanced: Intermediate PLUS add a custom title as an overlay, export it as a KMZ file, and post it as a public Google Map.

More Resources:

Google Earth Homepage - the official page from Google for downloads, resources, and more
Google Earth Community - find & share new place marks
Google for Educators - Google Earth Classroom Activities
Juicy Geography - great ideas for using Google Earth in the classroom
Google Earth Blog - blog dedicated to using Google Earth
Jing - record Google Earth tours ("flyovers") as movies and share them online
Sample Google Earth tour captured with Jing


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