Even though I teach middle school and Bob did this lesson for lower elementary I feel it can be adapted for any age group. One of the things I go over with my students is commonly used devices like ereaders, tablets, and GPS. Most of them do not understand the use of satellites with using things like GPS and using Google Earth would help with that! There are so many fun projects that you can do with the students to help them become comfortable with the concept and navigation of Google Earth. There are also a large variety of websites and blogs that give helpful tips and ideas to use in the classroom.
I believe that use of this type of program would be modification as far as changing and enhancing the lesson. Allowing students the freedom to explore and view places that they’ve been to and also that are brand new to them and create a path or roadmap to these places with this type of technology would be totally foreign to the majority of them. This would allow them to be creative and complete a project in a new way. They would also be able to bring in previously learned skills to combine with all the new ones they are learning.