Google Earth is amazing. Google Sketchup is even more amazing: 3D models of buildings in the correct geographical location that you can ‘visit’. Google has a 3D Warehouse site where you can view and upload buildings created by users of Google Earth. I, for example, tend to use the Colosseum in Rome when teaching the Romans to Year 7 History classes.
If you’re interested in the types of models that are being created, there’s a great tool called the 3D Warehouse Model Viewer that shows you on a map of the world the most recent, highest-rated, or most popular models that have been created. There’s real potential in these to make education come alive to students. (via Education/Technology)