I am a Google Certified Teacher. Whatever this means – elitist, exciting, exclusive, awesome, globalisation, brilliant, egotistical – Google offer a fantastic range of tools that are more or less free to teachers and pupils. Well, a grand don’t come for free, so that makes us – the users – the product generating revenue for Google through advertising. Do I look bothered? Well, yes I do, somewhat. But I use Google products all the time in my work and leisure. Reservations are not dissimilar to what Doug Belshaw writes here. Today was GTAUK12, the second GTA in London. I was at the first and it was awesome; inspiring and energising – I can still recollect the buzz I felt that day, … Continue reading
I found this site via the Google Certified Teacher’s Google Group discussing Google Earth. It got me all of a fizzle about using this instructional layer KMZ file with pupils in Maths or Geography next year as part of ICT in Subjects. You can download the Google Earth file here. The first link in the list contains the next ten tutorials. The last one you have to download separately. If you have never downloaded a KMZ file before then watch the video below (<2 minutes) – it’s late so forgive the narrator whomever he may be. :/ Props go to Thomas Petra who created Real World Maths.