Four Amazing Google Education Tools for Educators
Don’t go another day without adding these amazing online resources to your virtual classroom. There is so much information available in these organized and thorough programs Google has created as a result of research and collaboration between it’s resources. We have these bookmarked on our desktop for easy access whenever we go over history, science, geography, art, or just want to explore something new.
The Wonders of the World project is the product of Google Maps Street View, Google Earth, and other picture and data resources to create an educational global tour right in your classroom. You can tour Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, and South America including tours of the Wonders of Nature, Historic Sites, Architecture, and Palaces and Castles.
The tour of Versailles is one of our favorites.
Check out these Educational Guides for more information.
The Art Project is a collaboration between Google and some of the world’s most acclaimed and diverse art institutions. Powered by a broad, connected suite of Google technologies, you can now explore art collections from around the world, view artworks at incredible zoom levels and create your own gallery.
Don’t miss the MoMA collection!
100,000 Stars is an interactive visualization of our stellar neighborhood. It shows the real location of over 100,000 nearby stars. Zooming in reveals 87 major named stars and our solar system. The galaxy view is an artist’s rendition.
Click on “Take a Tour” for a scaled tour of the Milky Way or zoom in and out with the scroll bar on the right. You can toggle the spectral index on, located beside the tour button, to show the temperatures of the stars.
Read more about how 100,000 Stars was created in Making 100,000 Stars.
Street View lets you explore places around the world through 360-degree, panoramic, and street-level imagery. There are collections of slideshows to choose from including Oceans, the Burj Khalifa, the World’s Highest Peaks, World Landmarks, the Grand Canyon, and a lot more.
Everyone got a kick out seeing the Apollo14 Command Module at the Kennedy Space Center this week.
How have you used online resources for in your classroom at home or school?