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  • Pack Your Bags! Integrating Google Earth, Discovery Streaming, and Literature Cheryl Lykowski March, 2011
  • Image from: Doug Johnson
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  • Google Lit Trips Meet the creator! Jerome Burg http://googlelittrips.com
  • Whyshould Ido this?
  • Literary Maps Multimedia + Google Earth_________________ A great classroom
  • • Combining literary road trips with the interactive technology and satellite imagery of Google Earth puts your students right in the back seat" of an unfolding journey.
  • • Active engagement• “It puts the kids right in the middle of the story rather than at a desk as the teacher teaches the story at them.“ (Jerome Burg)
  • • Media, literature, and the earth itself converge here in one of the most exemplary technology integration• Virtual expeditions• Multidimensional learning experience
  • Strategies that this multimedia tool support can include:• Cues, questions, and advance organizers• Non-linguistic representation• Cooperative learning• Summarizing and note-taking
  • Soundsgreat! Howcan I usethis in myclassroom?
  • • Choose a book or story thathas a strong sense of place.• A good story for a lit tripdoesnt have to involve a longjourney.
  • • Choose a relevant activity thatinvolves various places.• Amazing Race• Skype Mystery Classes•World Math/Spelling Day•Around the World with 80 Classrooms
  • Placemarks Visualize Information• Text• Images• Web Links• Video• Audio• Icons• Slides• Documents• Navigation
  • You are onlylimited by your imagination!
  • Still soundsgreat! Howdo I do it?
  • View the location of a field Google Earth Program Window trip in Google Earth before Tool Bars you actually visit. Search Panel Navigation Tools Zoom ToolsPlaces Panel Layers Panel Coordinates, Elevation
  • Creating Folders to StoreView the location of a field Searches beforetrip in Google Earth • Go to the you actually visit. “Places” folder • Right-click on “My Places” icon • Add >> Folder
  • ViewSaving Searchesfield the location of atrip in Google Earth before • Click and drag you actually folder you visit. found places into the created • Make sure the folder is checked. • Collapse the folder • Highlight the folder by clicking on it. • Go to File >> Save As >> Save Place As
  • Creating Basic Placemarks View the location of a field trip in Google Earth before you actually visit. Directions 1.Find the location on earth you want the placemark. 2.Click on the yellow push pin in the toolbar 3.Name the placemark 4.Enter the text you want to visualize. 5.Press OK.
  • Editing PlacemarksView the location of a fieldtrip in Google Earth beforeDirections you actually visit.1.Right click on theplacemark in the Placespanel2.Choose properties fromthe menu3.Placemark will open,allowing you to addinformation.Hint: In order to change thelocation of a placemark, youneed to have the propertiesbox open.
  • Adding TextView the location of a fieldtrip in Google Earth before Directions you actually visit. 1.Right click on the placemark 2.Go to properties 3.Type in the text you want 4.Use HTML tags to organize text
  • Mediathe location ofOnline View Needs to Be a fieldtrip in Google Earth before • GE uses XHTML you actually visit. to an code to refer image stored online. • Use photosharing sites to store your photos: Facebook, Flickr, Picasa Web Album, Photobucket, or a Wiki
  • View the location of a fieldtrip in Google Earth before you actually visit.
  • View the location of a fieldtrip in Google Earth before you actually visit.
  • View the location of a fieldtrip in Google Earth before you actually visit.
  • View the location of a fieldtrip in Google Earth before you actually visit.
  • Let’s play!View the location of a fieldtrip in Google Earth before you actually visit. Image from MommyNature.com
  • View the location of a field trip in Contact me: Google Earth before you actually visit.web2.0explorer@gmail.comtechconferences.wikispaces.com
  • View the location of a fieldtrip in Google Earth before you actually visit. http://discoveryeducation.com/ http://googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/Home.html http://www.thenetworkedlearner.com/index.html