Google Earth fans take note: Several Penn Manors streets and roads have been included in Google’s Street View. Although the entire county has not been added, several major Penn Manor routes and portions of Lancaster City have been photographed and added to Street View. Additionally, a number of district school buildings have been snapped and added to the catalog of images.
If you are not familiar with Google Earth’s Street View layer, the tool provides a 3-d panoramic view from the perspective of a car driving along a given road. Google’s Street View has been available since 2007 and continues to slowly expand the number of cities, routes and landmarks included in the catalog.
Google Earth is currently installed on most district laptops. Besides being a fun tool for visiting global destinations, Google Earth can be easily integrated into lessons across multiple content areas. Teachers looking for a great listing of Google Earth lesson ideas may want to check out the “25 Interesting Ways to Use Google Earth in the Classroom” presentation online here: http://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_175fp5qg9d3.