Transforming a literacy lesson with Google Earth

Tom Barrett

Tom Barrett is a Year 5 primary school teacher, ICT Subject Leader and Assistant Head Teacher in a large primary school in Nottinghamshire, England. He has been blogging at about the implementation of learning technology for over 3 years.

Here, he talks about the way in which his class used Google Earth to support their writing in a lesson that focused on the book ‘James and the Giant Peach’ and demonstrates how the program can be embedded in normal classroom practice.

You can follow Tom on Twitter: @tombarrett or his blog.

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