Sunday, April 23, 2006

Google Earth

I was reading the official Google Blog today, when I came across a post SJSU teachers unsure about the importance of emerging technologies will be on education should read.

image courtesy of Google Earth

Google Earth has lessons and links to help teach students about environmental issues for Earth day - allowing students to "fly" to areas around the planet, "learn[ing] about local and worldwide environmental issues, and communicate with others students and teachers around the country."

Usenet ties the students together, and outside organizations like the Sierra Club and Greenpeace offer further education.

Why isn't there more emphasis on this sort of hands-on organization and use of emerging technologies at SJSU?