My students enjoy any type of project on the Chromebook, but they absolutely loved exploring different types of landforms with Google Street View. The room was full of excitement as the students looked for examples of shelter, food, and clothing at different places around the world. The students were eager to share what they found with their friends, and they made many connections on how a human's environment affects the way they live.
I created a Hyperdoc for the lesson (see below) and assigned it to the students in Google Classroom. Each landform is numbered and labeled with a picture so that the students can easily follow along with the lesson. Next to the landform is a link to Google Street View where the students can explore the landform in a virtual environment. When students are done exploring, there is an empty box available for the students to respond to their virtual experience and write notes about what they encountered.
If my class had access to Chromebooks everyday, I would break this lesson down into exploring one landform each day. Sometimes all of the elements that the students were looking for (shelter, food, and clothing) were not in the given link that I assigned. For the lesson, I would explore the assigned link for the landform together, and then give the students time to explore other destinations of the same landform in order to find more elements on how humans lives are different based on their environment.
After our virtual landform exploration, each student choose a landform and wrote about it in a collaborative Google Slide. Check out our class eBook about landforms. You can learn more about collaborative Google Slides here.