Episode 17 – Guil Gualda on Student Projects in Google Earth
In this episode, we feature an interview with Guil Gualda, assistant professor of earth & environmental sciences. In the interview, Guil describes a course on the geology of national parks that he co-taught with his colleague Brendan Bream last fall. The course featured a field trip over fall break to the Grand Canyon, as well as a student project in which the students recreated their trip in Google Earth. Guil describes the ways in which this class project motivated his students,
and instructors interested in incorporating student projects in their courses will find likely Guil’s experiences useful.
[MP3, 38 min 23 sec]
- “Geology of National Parks” Course Site
- Guil Gualda’s Homepage
- Google Lit Trips
- Prezi, the zooming presentation editor
Please take a minute or two to leave a comment here and share your thoughts about student projects or the use of Google Earth in education. Vanderbilt instructors are also welcome to call the Center for Teaching at 615-322-7290 to arrange a meeting with a CFT teaching consultant. We’re glad to help you reflect on and explore the various choices you make as a teacher and to connect you with resources you’ll find useful as you design, implement, and assess learning experiences for your students.
This episode we debut new theme music for the podcast. The track is called “Monster Techno Blues” and it’s by Joe Sibol.