Brian McLaren (one of the Consolarium Development Officers) is doing a fantastic job in leading some Games Based learning projects all over Scotland using Wild Earth African Safari – this is a great contextual game with huge potential for learning.
Tim Rylands had also been doing some work with this game and I recently wrote about this in a separate post.
Anyway, the point of this article is that I recently stumbled across this great Google Earth Tour website that uses Google Earth to zoom in and out of a variety of satellite imagery of African animals – the quality is absolutely superb!
This exercise would be easy to repeat in the classroom and the Google Earth Tour feature of Google Earth means that children could individually plan, write and record narrative to create their own personalized Google Earth Tour.
More information on Google Earth Tours in this YouTube video below:
As you can see from the example it is easy to also easy to embed these Google Earth Tours in blogs and websites using Google Gadgets.
Let me know if you use this idea as part of your practice.