So we've already covered Google Earth in a previous post, but I wanted to quickly show you another cool feature that some students of mine stumbled upon (and then promptly shared with me).
It is important to remember that utilizing an iPad in the classroom need not require every student to have an iPad with some expensive app and a complicated lesson plan that you spent hours developing that utilizes the app in unique and interesting ways. That is great to do, of course, but one of the more straightforward uses of an iPad is to take the ordinary elements of a classroom and make them extraordinary.
To replace the standard roll-down map at the front of the classroom, we have Google Earth instead. All you need is one iPad, the free app, and the ability to mirror your screen using an AppleTV or AirServer.