Miramonte High School Technology Coordinator Cheryl Davis was named one of six winners of a Google contest to create a lesson plan using Google Earth's new ancient Rome layer, reports the San Jose Mercury News. Davis, a former history teacher who is also a technology specialist for the district at large, will get several prizes: an Apple MacBook laptop, digital projector, digital camera, and $500 in gift cards. "When Google Earth for ancient Rome came out, that was so fascinating because you could see the architecture," Davis said. In her winning lesson, "A Roman holiday (with the ancients)," students compare...

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