Ran out of ideas to do during your nightly zoom sessions with the crew? Grab your travel buddies and explore the world through Google’s eyes with Google Earth. You can “explore” places with your friends, ignite your adventurous spirit, and continue learning from the comfort and safety of your home.
Google Earth is a computer program that renders a 3-dimensional representation of the places on Earth through satellite imagery. It uses geographic mapping data, satellite images, and aerial photography.
Unlike your airplane tickets, Google Earth is free to launch. All you need is a Chrome browser on your tablet or handheld device and Internet connection and you’re ready to go! Recently, Google revealed that Google Earth covers more than 98% of the globe.
There are many things to keep us entertained on the site, such as education quizzes to challenge your friends, exploring places, and reading articles on literature, history, and culture.
Personally, the interactive and user-friendly interface is highly appealing. For example, the topic education piqued my interest so I selected the article “This is School”.
As I read about the different schools around the world, the screen automatically divides into two—visuals on the left and text on the right-hand bar. Similar to Google street view, I can navigate freely to “explore” the surroundings of the school. Furthermore, as I scroll through the article and understand more with regards to schools in the different regions, like United States of America, Google teleports me across the Atlantic Ocean into a school in Georgia.
This is just one of the many things you can play around with. So add this to your ways-to-hangout list with your pals to you can all explore, educate and get energised together!