Developing Empathy for Others Using Google Earth in the Classroom
Your students can learn to empathize with the world using a powerful combination of Google Earth's satellite images and pictures, along with YouTube videos. This talk shows how this is possible.
taught high school history for a decade before going back to school to earn a law degree from Georgetown University. He then served as "Lead Technology Teacher" and a history teacher at The Potomac School just outside of Washington, DC, before he moved back to the Triangle to teach history for four years at Cary Academy. He currently teaches US History and a Global Citizenship Seminar at Research Triangle High School, a public charter school in North Carolina. Steve has been blogging about education for more than three years, and has met and collaborated with educators from around the world through his blog, titled "What I Learned Today." Steve also led high school students on service learning trips to rural Ethiopia (summer 2006) and urban Kenya (summer 2009). Those trips to Africa inspired him to help students engage with the world beyond the borders of the U.S. He is a proponent of Google Earth as a tool to develop geographic literacy, and has presented at several conferences about how Google Earth can help students develop empathy for people in other places.
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