Israel Education Ministry introduces new version of geography matriculation exam which will see students use Google's aerial and satellite footage. Israeli high school students taking the upcoming geography matriculation exam will be allowed to use Google Earth instead of an old fashioned atlas.
The Education Ministry already partially computerized the high school geography final and its latest version includes a portion which requires the use of Google Earth's aerial and satellite footage. A pilot program to that effect has been hailed a success.
Dalia Fanning, head of the Education Ministry Supervisors Department, who also oversees the geography program, said the computerized matriculation program has already garnered international interest and will be presented in the next International Geographical Society conference.