John will introduce you to Google Earth Tour Builder and model a summative assessment that uses Tour Builder + YouTube. John’s 10th graders travelled across the globe AND through time to significant historical events they wanted to witness, experience, and change. The project features a series of differentiated steps that work their way up Bloom’s Taxonomy. If you’re not a history teacher...no problem...any curriculum that can be pinned to a geographical location can benefit from Tour Builder. Make a ‘lit trip’ and follow the Joad family from Oklahoma to California, tour the greatest sports arenas in the world, introduce yourself to your students by showing your personal journey, etc.
John has loved technology ever since an Atari 2600 showed up underneath the Christmas tree in the early 1980s. Currently he splits time between serving as a Technology Integration Specialist and teaching Advanced Placement Government at Hopkins Public Schools. John is an Authorized Google Education Trainer and consults for the College Board.