Bring the World to Your Classroom
Using Google Geo Tools
By: Kelly Kermode and Kim Randall
Bring the World to Your Classroom will equip you to teach your students how to explore and create using Google Maps, Google My Maps, new Google Earth, Tour Builder, and more! Increase students’ geo-literacy skills, by giving them tools to help them reason about, and make decisions, regarding Earth systems.
The concepts and skills that leading geo-education experts Kelly Kermode and Kim Randall explain in this book will help you make concepts concrete and empower you as you teach your students about being global citizens. Packed full of how-tos and sample projects, Bring the World to Your Classroom will move you and your learners forward as you learn to make meaningful connections to the world around you.
About the Author
Kelly Kermode serves as Integrated Learning Strategist for Forest Hills Public Schools. With over 20 years of teaching and coaching experience, Kermode loves to think big and explore ways to think outside the box. Leading professional development workshops and training teachers, she continues to work as a global educational technology consultant and is the co-author of Bring the World to Your Classroom: Using Google Geo Tools.
Kim Randall is a global educational technology consultant and the co-author of Bring the World to Your Classroom: Using Google Geo Tools. She leads professional development workshops for schools and districts, centered around effective use and pedagogy of educational technologies in the classroom. Kim has been an elementary and middle school teacher as well as a technology integration specialist.
What People are Saying
The Why of Kim and Kelly’s book was an immediate hook for me. Our world is changing rapidly. It feels both very, very large and very small at the same time. For our students, developing a meaningful understanding of geography will build informed, involved and compassionate citizens. This book will help educators not only see geography’s role in all aspects of teaching and learning but also support their use of geo tools to put the world in student’s hands. When we connect our learning to the actual places and people on the globe, we help children see our interconnectedness, our similarities, and our differences. – Catina Haugen, Principal Petaluma City Schools
Kelly and Kim created an EduAwesome resource for global-minded educators. They found the perfect balance between sharing and explaining tools, sharing the sound pedagogy behind those tools, and giving concrete examples to implement the next day. Educators new to tech as well as experts will find tools, tricks, and lessons that will change their classrooms and their schools. – Bill Selak
Kelly and Kim have created the go-to guide connecting Google Geo Tools to the classroom for engaging, impactful lessons. One chapter in and I’m already inspired to create new lessons that transform learning past the walls of my classroom. Bring the World to Your Classroom not only explains how to design these lessons, it illustrates the ease which educators can integrate authentic global learning into their curriculum. This is a book that you will be referring back to many times as you begin creating! –Lisa Highfill, co-author of the HyperDoc Handbook
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