Well, google earth could be an interesting tool for students to use in the classroom as they can look for different landmarks, they could find their house, they could look around their community and can do many other different things. This technology would be interesting and engaging for the new age kids, as it uses graphics and, "prodvides a tremendous resource for collaborative efforts since it is easy to quickly uncover a lot of information about any topic" (Kearsley & Shneiderman, 1999).
This tool could be used for both younger grades and older grades. As a teacher you could make changes to lessons to cater for a range of different learning styles and abilities in your students. Younger students could work in groups to search for well known places in the world, whereas older students could work individually and search for unusual or less known places or landmarks in the world.