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Real World Math

Real World Math is a collection of free math activities for Google Earth designed for students and educators. Mathematics is much more than a set  of problems in a textbook.  In the virtual world of Google Earth, concepts and challenges can be presented in a meaningful way that portray the usefulness of the ideas.


Google Lit Trips

Google Lit Trips are free downloadable files that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth. At each location along the journey there are placemarks with pop-up windows containing a variety of resources including relevant media, thought provoking discussion starters, and links to supplementary information about “real world” references made in that particular portion of the story. 


Google Earth Walks 

During a Google Earth Walk, students engage in real-world problem solving as they work their way through a virtual tour on Google Earth.  Each placemark offers an engaging, geotagged image as well as a compelling question, challenging students to apply what they've learned in the real world.


Google Educast #36  

Want to find pre-made content on a topic? Add the operator filetype:kmz or filetype:kml (no space after the colon) after your search term(s).
Some to try:
tectonic plates filetype:kmz
california missions filetype:kmz
charles dickens filetype:kmz
humpback whale filetype:kmz
baseball filetype:kmz


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