I have just found out that Google have released a new version of its free 3d drawing app, Sketchup 6.
The First and Second Years are investigating ancient, interesting or significant sites and buildings on Islay and Jura.
One example is Finlaggan. Its the ancient seat of the Lord of the Isles. A group of pupils invesigate different parts of the site and different times of history, the build technologies and materials used. They are now redrawing the buidings using Sketchup. Tomorrow they are going to visit the site to speak with an expert. They will be taking photo's, recording interviews, both audio and video.
They will next upload the 3d models to Google Earth and then create web content uing the audio and video files. Editing them themselves of course.
The best is that they are so motivated