Using Streetview

Using Google Street View in the ELT classroom, from Phil Bird.

Phil Bird

A lot has been written about the implications for Google Street View in terms of privacy; I don’t think that there’s much to be added to that discussion, and the implications are probably still not clear. For what it’s worth, I think I found myself in this picture:


Having said that, even I can’t really tell if that face in the crowd is me – So I won’t be losing any sleep over it yet. If you know where to look, you can find my flat – but to be fair, I’d be more worried, if you just came down the road and found it for real, so I’m probably OK.

What I’m more interested in is how this tool can be used in language classes; as you will see from this page:http://classroom201x.wordpress.com/teaching-links/authentic-materials/ , I’m really interested in using authentic materials in language teaching. What could be more authentic…

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