November 27, 2007
Here are the worksheets used for the project:
1. Where on Earth is Bob? – This is used to introduce pupils to using Google Earth to find places, and use placemarks to add more information.
2. My local area – This worksheet uses more tools in Google Earth to measure distances and elevation, to look at the are where the pupils live.
Activities 3 and 4 need a username and password, and a Google Earth file which can’t be uploaded here. Contact the CLC if you are in our partnership and wish to have access to them.
It’s also worth checking out the following links to Geography blogs, which contain lots of useful ideas and resources for your lessons:
November 27, 2007
The CLC has just finished working on a series of 4 lessons with year 7 geography pupils from Newfield School using Google Earth and other map software available for free on the internet. The pupils used the resources to find out more about their local area and different kinds of maps.
Here are some things the pupils said about their experience:
“I really enjoyed working with the CLC teacher, she helped me understand how to work Google Earth and how much fun it can be.”
“Google Earth is a great tool to find out about maps and how to find places.”
The pupils were asked to rate the lessons out of 10, and the average score came back as 8.4. Their teacher, Mrs Marsh, also enjoyed the lessons – she said: “The students were totally engaged in the project and all reported that they had learned something from each lesson. I have also learned how to use these packages and will not only be able to deliver the lessons to other classes in the future but share my experience with other colleagues.”
The worksheets used will shortly be posted in the resources section.