New Google Earth Has Exciting Features for Teachers

Google has recently released a brand new version of Google Earth for both Chrome and Android. This new version has come with a slew of nifty features teachers can use for educational purposes with students in class. Following is a quick overview of the most fascinating features:

1. Voyager: Voyager is a showcase of interactive guided tours to help teachers and students virtually explore beautiful places from all around the globe.

2. “Feeling Lucky” Feature: This new feature enables users to visit unexpected places with a single click of a button. More than 20,000 different places are already curated; you simply roll the dice and see where you land.

3. 3D Imagery: This new feature allows you to explore different parts of the world in 3D.

4. This is Home: This is a special Voyager story that allows the user to take virtual journeys into traditional homes from cultures around the globe.

5. Google Earth VR: With a virtual reality headset, the user can explore different parts of the world, including cities, landmarks and natural points of beauty. With Earth VR, the user can fly over a city, stand at the edge of a mountain, even soar into space.

Information for this post is based on an article by Richard Chang in THE Journal, follow this link for more details.