You all know I love Google Earth. And today I’m getting the chance to sit at the feet of hall_davidson1one of the great Google Earth gurus, Hall Davidson. He works for Discovery Education and does lots of other cool stuff with intellectual property and cell phones in education.

This morning, he’s spending time talking about “Thinking Big as the World Gets Small.” Some interesting tools that allow you to connect with others and encourage high levels of thinking. The whole idea is to not teach us how to do stuff but to motivate us to think and teach differently.

(One cool tool that I will go back and retry is something called Cool Iris, a sweet image search / display tool. A new one I haven’t seen is Gizmoz that creates talking avatars. Nice!)