Rivendell Technology

Around the World in 60 Minutes

One of this year’s topic units is Geography and Maps. And who uses a map on paper any more? Most of us rely on computerized maps and GPS navigation to get around. So while the kids did learn how to read and use a paper map in class, we went with the high-tech version: Google Earth.

We learned how to fly around the globe, find interesting locations, and search for places. Older Kids even created their own tours of interesting spots. Going around the world doesn’t take 80 days any more (or even 80 minutes!).