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  • Writer's pictureJaime Donally

Day 12: Google Earth Projects + Games

Since the announcement of Google Tour Creator ending this June, I've enjoyed exploring a great alternative that offers interactive features. Google Earth Projects has been a recent favorite and I believe it has greater potential than Tour Creator. Not only is Google Earth Projects a great creation tool for students, but it includes many experiences in Voyager already pre-built.

A new feature in Google Earth Projects is Games. Selecting the Games category, all the Voyager stories include a quiz with a final score at the end. After every answer, the student will see the virtual reality experience associated with the question. Test your archaeological skills in this Google Earth Project found at

"For building immersive tours, Google Earth Projects is now a creation platform incorporating 3D maps, text, personal images and videos." page 36 The Immersive Classroom

Steps to Get Started:

  1. On your computer, open Google Earth.

  2. Click Launch Earth.

  3. On the map, search for a location.

  4. Click the placemark you want to add

  5. In the Knowledge Card, click Add to project.

  6. Under “Place title,” you can add or edit the name.

  7. Under “Add to project,” click the Down arrow and select or add a project folder.

  8. Click Save.

Continue to follow the #31DaysofARVRinEDU this month as we explore immersive resources.

Thanks to ISTE, we are giving away 10 signed copies of The Immersive Classroom. Post how these tools can be used in the classroom on social media using #31DaysofARVRinEDU and WIN! Two weekly winners will be selected.


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