Google Earth

Google Earth combines the power of Google Search with satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings to put the world’s geographic information at your fingertips. ┬áNot to be confused with Google Maps.

Not in the Top 100 in 2013

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Comments from some of those who selected Google Earth as one of their Top Tools

  • “students will create Google Lit Trips and other content lessons in Google Earth; good for young students who have difficulty conceptualizing that they live in Charleston which is in SC which is in the US …” Sarah Davis
  • “Endless possibilities! Google Earth has added so many great applications for the classroom. Keeps the students completely engaged.” Kora Stoll
  • “This is perhaps the most powerful tool for changing one’s world view. You don’t see many political boundaries from space at least during the day but at night it’s a different story see “The word at night” for a different view.” Rupert Russell
  • “For directions, for scouting a new place ahead of time, for work, for fun. Google earth is simply indispensable.” Paul Coyne