I use Google Earth as the learning platform for math activities and lessons. My website, RealWorldMath.org provides teachers with lesson resources that promote active learning and constructivism. The best thing about this is that with Google Earth I can easily connect with ideas from other subject areas such as Science or History. By presenting ideas in a virtual world setting, students can see the relevance of ideas and engage in meaningful problem solving. I feel that this transforms math learning from a linear progression of ideas to one with fluidity and purpose.
Idea No. 59