As I wrote earlier after I attended the Geo For Good Summit in India:
"Geoliteracy, as defined by Google Earth Education, is a relatively new term for a long-standing idea consisting of three components: interactions, interconnections and implications. It is the ability to use geographic understanding and geographic reasoning to make far-reaching decisions. It's more than mapping. Way more. It's making sense of our world in a way that sparks change. I've seen how important it is for teachers to help students develop geoliteracy, to interact well with the world around them, and to make a lasting impact on humanity as a whole."
A main goal of this global gathering was to put our brains together. We aimed to create engaging content and classroom resources that channels the power of Google Earth into practical classroom resources educators can use across all content areas and around the globe. We spent two days thinking, hacking, reflecting, creating, and... repeat.
It's always a treat to visit a Google campus and no detail is lost on me. The food, design, decor, bulletin board notices, even heated toilet seats...were all so fun and inspiring. I also loved the Google bikes (and had quite the adventure riding where #nogooglebikehadbeenbefore as I trekked to a different campus and ended up logging 10 miles.)
It's an awesome world we are part of!