Roxann Owens is the tech coordinator at James F. Byrnes High School, and she has been doing a neat project with her students the past couple of weeks. Each day she sets all of the desktop backgrounds to an image from Google Earth and challenges the students to find out where the picture is from. Instead of “Where’s Waldo?”, she uses the school mascot, the Rebel. Locations have included Disney World, the Statue of Liberty, and the Uffington White Horse, pictured above.
I think this is a great idea, getting students interested in geography and challenging them to use some research skills to solve the problem. Great job, Roxann!
[tags]Google Earth, lesson plans[/tags]