Just when you think Google couldn’t get any cooler, they released a redesigned Google Earth for web and Android. The new version, which has been in the works for more than two years, adds new features such as 3D maps and guided tours.
Google says that more than 50 interactive tours are available. They are led by various experts in the scientific and cultural fields. Just look under the new “Voyager” section. One of my favorites is a tour of the Tanzanian Gombe National Park led by primate expert Jane Goodall and her team. Also in Google Earth, you can find video journeys produced by BBC Earth, and a series of kid-friendly voyages with various Muppets such as this trip to Mexico with Sesame Street muppet Lola, to learn about Mayan ruins.
I’m Chris Malanga and I’ve been an Educational Technologist with the Northern Buckeye Education Council/NWOCA since 2016. In this role, I help teachers, administrators, and students integrate technology into our schools. My passion is helping people develop skills to change the world of education!