Friday, 1 September 2017

Google Earth updates

We have some exciting things planned with regards to exploring the world from the comfort of the classroom - more to follow on that over the next few weeks - but one really useful addition to any classroom device is the updated Google Earth.

A few months ago this major update arrived on Android but it has recently been added to iOS too meaning iPads can receive the update, and it looks a great one.

It's a 64-bit app meaning it will be supported when iOS 11 arrives. A major new feature is the 'Voyager' feature which allows you to see interactive stories from destinations around the world and gives virtual tours of places around the world - great to reinforce Geography or Topic lessons with visual images and 360 degree flyovers!


There are a myriad of uses for this application in the classroom, and coupled with the other plans we have in the pipeline, up our sleeves and in development for exploring the world without leaving the classroom, it looks like it's going to be a great year for the explorers out there! 


If you are a DRET Star Classroom teacher you can install the app via the Self Service app store on your iPad. The app is free and available via the Apple App Store for all iOS devices.


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