I am so excited about this amazing tool. I had heard people talk about it previously but never really knew how it worked and the endless use of options that come with it. Google earth is an excellent tool to locate particular places of interest. I feel that this could be used in many different situations including:
- Planning a holiday and mapping out your route.
- Giving someone directions.
- In a classroom context, it would be ideal to show children where you are talking about when studying a particular place as opposed to just using the globe whihc is quite hard for 30 students to see.
I know that since I have been made aware of this tool that I have used it to locate a lot of my friend's houses. It is also a really fun and exciting tool as you can look back on old houses in whihc you used to live in. I really do think it would engage students and make it more real for them to see the an actual photgraphed poisture of something opposed to using a globe or an atlas. It has the potential to be much more specific then these previously mentioned resources also.