A number of intermediate students in Florence, Italy have the good fortune of being taught by a teacher who continues to learn new ways to engage the tools of Google SketchUp and Google Earth. I recently had the chance to interview Guzman Tierno, to learn more about how he's leading students to achieve expectations by designing objects that can experience gravity and can interact in 3D worlds.
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Google Earth Lessons
SketchUp Vehicles Experience Gravity
Drive Your Car in Google Earth
Granacci SketchUp Creations 2009
Guzman Tierno's Class Blog
10 Ways to Harness the Power of Google SketchUp
Additionally, you may be interested in this short but powerful Project Spectrum video that highlights how Google SketchUp can be leveraged to meet the needs of autistic students.