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Google Earth Lessons Blog » A new lesson - with a twist…

Google Earth Lessons Blog

An Educational Resource for Teachers

A new lesson - with a twist…

Filed under: General — GELessons Blog Admin at 2:28 am on Monday, October 8, 2007

Many thanks to Sheila Samuel from South Carolina for submitting a new lesson! You can find her lesson here. The exciting part for me is that what Sheila did was take an existing, well written, lesson about the migration of song birds and successfully modified it to take full advantage of changing technologies. What was once a paper and pencil investigation has now become a highly interactive, student focused lesson that incorporates technologies that are becoming more pervasive in school settings.

In her heavily annotated lesson plan you can see the thought processes of this new breed of teacher who is not afraid of technology, but embraces it and involves the students in ways which just a couple years ago would have been closer to something you would see in a Science Fiction movie.

Students are becoming more technologically sophisticated and as professionals working to meet the needs of those students, we too must be moving forward. Today’s students are plugged in and interactive and thanks to the efforts of teachers like Ms. Samuel and you, students don’t need to leave the digital world they know so well at the school-house door!

David

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