Here Is How Students Can Explore The World Virtually Using Google Street View

Today
I
spent
sometime
on
Google
Street
View
navigating
the
world
virtually
and
visiting
some
of
my
favourite
places
in
Africa.
I
was
actually
inspired
by
Reif
Larsen’s
article
“How
to
See
the
World
When
You’re
Stuck
at
Home”
in
which
he
explained,
among
other
things,
how
he
used
Street
View
to
virtually
recreate
the
cancelled
trip
he
and
his
family
were
supposed
to
make
to
South
Carolina.

Source: https://www.google.com/streetview/

According
to
Larsen,

Google
Street
View
is
“an
endless
fountain
for
little
details.
You
can
traipse
down
almost
any
street
in
the
world,
unbothered
by
snow
or
rain
or
gloom
of
night,
completely
safe,
eating
your
Cheetos,
and
if
you
grow
weary
of
your
traipsing
you
can
teleport
to
a
completely
new
place
on
a
new
continent.”
For
Larsen,
Google
Street
View
“has
an
uncanny
way
of
making
the
familiar
unfamiliar.”

Few
days
ago,
Google
released
this
video
titled
“Explore
from
Home
with
Street
View”
showing
how
one
can
overcome
the
physical
boundaries
enforced
by
the
current
quarantines
and
lockdowns
and
virtually
travel
to
anywhere
in
the
world.
I
thought
this
could
be
a
great
idea
for
teachers
to
use
with
students
in
their
remote
education.
They
can,
for
instance,
organize
guided
virtual
tours
using
Street
View,
and
take
their
students
on
virtual
trips
to
visit
historical
places
and
explore
cultural
symbols
around
the
world.
The
process
is
simple
and
easy.
As
is
shown
in
the
video
below,
you
simply
drag
the
‘pegman’
and
drop
it
on
any
place
on
the
map
to
view
it.
Try
it
out
and
share
with
us
your
feedback.

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