[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
district. 
http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dDdNc2F2Qy1YblNPLU
1FUm01T2hTVlE6MA 
"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
<http://www.classroom20.com/forum/topics/now-in-google-earth-sketchup>
and science
<http://www.bestechvideos.com/2009/02/21/using-google-sketchup-with-eart
h-for-scientific-applications> , to computer technology
<http://www.creatinghartfordvt.com/Creating_a_History_of_Hartford/Introd
uction.html>  and English <http://www.googlelittrips.org/> , to
pre-architecture <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K42zcoOwGaY>  and
engineering
<http://sketchupdate.blogspot.com/2009/05/eric-yam-is-my-new-favorite-sk
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
<http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=8a7cf3557b319775f325
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
<http://sketchupdate.blogspot.com/2009/05/eric-yam-is-my-new-favorite-sk
etchupper.html>  and here
<http://sites.google.com/site/3dbasecamp2008/all-sessions-2008/making-yo
ur-mark-with-sketchup> ."

Regards,
Cathy
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Dr. Cathy Higgins, State Educational Technology Director
Office of Educational Technology
NH Department of Education
101 Pleasant St, Concord, NH 03301
Voice: 603-271-2453 *** Fax: 603-271-1953 
OET Website: www.nheon.org/oet
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