Google added some new creation tools to Google Earth in late 2019. This new Projects feature allows you to create and share virtual tours that incorporate videos, photos, and text. This looks like it will replace the Tour Builder beta.

The video trailer below shows how these new features can be used.

Start by creating your project and adding locations.

Now add photos and videos.
You can add photos and videos for students to view when they visit that location. You can also add a summary about this location (or just use the information that Google provides). Then change the icon to describe your location, if you so choose. read more

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Have you ever wished you could take a virtual stroll through the happiest place on Earth? Now you can with Google Street View! You can explore 11 Disney Parks in both Florida and California virtually. Parks such as Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and more allow you to roam the paths of the park without leaving your seat.

Use this to plan your next Disney trip…or just take a break from our Ohio weather and pretend you are there.

Link to picture below in Google Street View

Picture of Disney castle

Find some neat locations within the parks and share them with others. Click on the traffic light (3 dots) in the corner of the picture and select Share or Embed Image. Use that link to share your favorite Disney locations with your friends.   read more

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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. read more

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