I was talking to an elementary teacher this week about ways she might be able to use Google Earth in her instruction.
With her interactive whiteboard, LitTrips, for studying history, exploring other cultures.
She told me that it all sounded wonderful, something her students would really respond to and enjoy using.
And then… “Maybe we can plan to do something with Google Earth after the SOLs.”*
Wouldn’t it be nice if everything we did in schools was that after-the-SOLs kind of learning?
* SOL = Standards of Learning, the shorthand name for Virginia’s spring collection of standardized tests. What did you think it meant? :-)