What On (Google) Earth Is That For Ss Clc

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Some ideas for using Google Maps and Google Earth in the geography classroom (although many ideas could become cross-curricular)

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What On (Google) Earth Is That For Ss Clc

  1. 1. “ What on (Google) Earth is that ?” Alan Parkinson Secondary Curriculum Development Leader Geographical Association South Sheffield City Learning Centre 31 st March 2009 http://earth.google.com http://googlearthusersguide.blogspot.com [email_address]
  2. 2. My contact details alanparkinsonatthega [email_address] @GeoBlogs GeoBlogs
  3. 3. Google Earth 5 – new features Are you up to date ? Fly beneath the oceans... Intro launch movie....
  4. 4. The Ocean Layer <ul><li>Ecosystems & Earthquakes </li></ul>
  5. 5. Google Earth Street View <ul><li>Added last week – the GA were involved in the launch of the technology, which has been slightly controversial... </li></ul><ul><li>Face-blurring technology </li></ul><ul><li>Sheffield one of 25 settlements to be featured in the first tranche... </li></ul>
  6. 10. What uses could you put this to ?
  7. 11. The Official Guide (Not completely up to date now...) <ul><li>http://earth.google.com/userguide/v4/ </li></ul><ul><li>Contains video tutorials on most common tasks that can be done using Google Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Students as producers rather than consumers </li></ul><ul><li>AUDIENCE & PURPOSE </li></ul>
  8. 12. The ‘unofficial’ guide... http://googlearthusersguide.com Teaching ideas and updates
  9. 13. Other sites you need to use <ul><li>Google Outreach (different curriculum areas) </li></ul><ul><li>http://gearthblog.com </li></ul><ul><li>The latest news on GE from Frank Taylor </li></ul>http://earth.google.com/outreach/showcase.html
  10. 14. Digital Explorer Jamie Buchanan Dunlop http://digitalexplorer.co.uk/resources/manuals / <ul><li>Booklets to download – Basic and Advanced </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas for fieldwork and activities in the school ground (‘virtual fieldwork’) </li></ul><ul><li>Step by step user guides with screenshots </li></ul>
  11. 15. 360 Cities http://www.360cities.net
  12. 17. Big Huge Labs
  13. 19. ‘ Comparative’ measures...
  14. 20. Placemarks <ul><li>Can have digital media included in them </li></ul><ul><li>Can also choose your own image to have as the placemark </li></ul>
  15. 21. Host your pictures / videos online... <ul><li>Why not use the GA’s NING networking site to host your images ? </li></ul><ul><li>http://geographical.ning.com </li></ul><ul><li>Over 570 geographers already there... </li></ul><ul><li>Can then use the location of the image when adding the placemark code </li></ul>
  16. 22. Paths <ul><li>Click at locations along a path and then fly along the route. </li></ul><ul><li>New TOURING feature in Google Earth 5 </li></ul>
  17. 23. Polygons <ul><li>Can be used to ‘shade in’ areas on a map, or to create boxes which mark the locations of buildings, events, data collection points. </li></ul><ul><li>They can be flown round by adding a tour once created. </li></ul>
  18. 24. Ollie Bray Learning Teaching Scotland Noel Jenkins <ul><li>http://www.olliebray.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.digitalgeography.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>IDEAS FOR USING IN THE CLASSROOM </li></ul>http://www.digitalgeography.co.uk/archives/2009/02/teaching-with-google-earth-5-the-mystery-of-history-and-other-new-developments
  19. 25. Sunlight Slide across and see the light change
  20. 26. Tom Barrett Story Telling with Google Earth An excellent series of blog posts: Google Earth is our Paper http://tbarrett.edublogs.org
  21. 27. Practical session / idea sharing <ul><li>Uses of VOCAROO : embedded sounds in placemarks </li></ul>Thanks to Tom Barrett for the images – captured using JING
  22. 28. Kunstlercast.com http://odblog.blogspot.com <ul><li>Walking tour </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to handsets in art exhibitions... </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Podcast’ with points to look out... </li></ul><ul><li>Numbered bookmarks... </li></ul><ul><li>Town trails... </li></ul>
  23. 29. http://serc.carleton.edu/sp/library/google_earth/index.html
  24. 30. Twitter

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