Google Earth: The New Mentor Text (Webinar)
February 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
When Google Earth is used as a mentor text, it becomes an empathy machine inspiring students to expand outwards beyond the classroom with curiosity and care. Learn how Earth’s many applications can be incorporated within inquiry-based instruction when students use Earth Voyager as an engaging nonfiction text and demonstrate their understanding with Tour Builder.
Tarah Tesmer. With over ten years of experience in education and seven years in EdTech, Tarah delivers coaching to empower others to find the best way forward by making deliberate choices when it comes to shifting instructional practices with technology integration. Guiding others to move learning experiences from static to dynamic, Tarah works with peers in the field to consider how we might strive to keep teaching and learning at the forefront while weaving in technology solutions for meaningful, rigorous instruction to meet today’s learners. Disciplines include GSuite integrations, the design thinking framework, inquiry-based learning, media and digital literacy, 20% Time, social and emotional learning, gradual release of responsibility framework, cooperative learning, and redesigning learning spaces.