[NHDOE-ETNews] Google Sketchup Pro for NH Schools

Higgins, Cathy CHiggins at ed.state.nh.us
Wed Nov 18 12:46:07 EST 2009

This message is directed at school district tech coordinators. 
Please review the following information about Google Sketchup Pro and
consider telling your teachers that this cool resource is available! To
obtain your own district license codes, please use the GoogleForm link
below to send me your request. Please submit only one request per
"Google SketchUp <http://sketchup.google.com/>  is a 3D modeling
software application that is used extensively by schools worldwide.
Although there is a free version of SketchUp, there is also a Pro
version which is typically a product schools pay for. Google's new
SketchUp Pro Statewide K-12 Licensing Grant is now being offered to all
states within the USA who want to provide an opportunity for their
schools to use this valuable tool, at no cost to anyone. This is now
available to NH schools. 
SketchUp Pro is used in many subject areas
<http://www.google.com/educators/p_sketchup.html> , from math
and science
h-for-scientific-applications> , to computer technology
uction.html>  and English <http://www.googlelittrips.org/> , to
pre-architecture <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K42zcoOwGaY>  and
etchupper.html>  classes. Elementary, middle, and high schools all use
it to various extents. It's also used widely in conjunction with Google
Earth, where anyone can model a building
9d1f6ebd58bb&prevstart=0> , upload it to the Google 3D Warehouse
<http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/> , and geo-locate it in Google
Earth <http://earth.google.com/> . Ask any 7th grader if they have heard
of SketchUp and chances are they will give you details about how awesome
it is. Shining examples of student work can be found here
etchupper.html>  and here
ur-mark-with-sketchup> ."

Dr. Cathy Higgins, State Educational Technology Director
Office of Educational Technology
NH Department of Education
101 Pleasant St, Concord, NH 03301
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