I’m Feeling Lucky – A Google Earth Lesson

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On its own the “Im Feeling Lucky” button provides a great way for trainees to find new places. That said, trainees discover more through the “Im Feeling Lucky” button if you provide them a little more direction than simply “click the button and take a look around.” Thats why I developed a little question sheet to prompt trainees to do a little research study about the places they find in Google Earth through “Im Feeling Lucky.” My concern sheet can be discovered here as a Google Doc..
This short video shows how trainees can check out Google Earth in more detail after clicking “Im Feeling Lucky.”.

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Google Earth has a lot of neat features that can help students learn more about the world. Among those neat functions is the “Im Feeling Lucky” button that is found on the left hand toolbar in Google Earth. Clicking that button will take trainees to a randomly-selected location in the world..

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