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  • Engage with Google Earth—Use this Powerful Tool to Create Your Own Learning Tours Cameron McKinley Code # 56ThP Thursday, June 19 1:45-4:45 Use Google Earth to create your own learning tour. Engage students in social studies, math, language, and geography! See student-created tours for Landforms and Civil War. Design a tour tracing the places in a novel, locating animal habitats, or your community. Add facts, pictures, and video and share it! Grade Level: Primary (2-3), Elementary (4-6), Intermediate (6-8), High School (9-12) Audience: Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists Experience: Intermediate
  • Engage With Google Earth

    1. 1. Engage with Google Earth Cameron McKinley Technology Coach Hoover City Schools [email_address] www.cameronmckinley.com
    2. 2. What will we do? <ul><li>See examples of different uses of Google Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Create a tour in Google Earth to practice </li></ul><ul><li>Share Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Find resources to help you implement in your classroom </li></ul>
    3. 4. Social Studies <ul><li>Historical Tours- Example 5 th Grade Class </li></ul><ul><li>Math/Social Studies Tour Online-video tutorial </li></ul><ul><li>Book from Visions incorporating Google Earth for grades 5 -8 </li></ul>
    4. 5. Language Arts <ul><li>Placemarks from places in a novel </li></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Lit Trips </li></ul><ul><li>Ducklings </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare </li></ul>
    5. 6. Math <ul><li>Measuring Distance </li></ul><ul><li>Estimation </li></ul><ul><li>Using Sketchup for 3D models/Geometry </li></ul><ul><li>Geometric Line Patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Circle Generator </li></ul><ul><li>Lat/Long Finder </li></ul><ul><li>Math Trail Online-video tutorial </li></ul>
    6. 7. Geography <ul><li>Maps/Map Reading-Google Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Landforms </li></ul><ul><li>Latitude/Longitude Finder or Geonames </li></ul><ul><li>Flyover Tour challenge your students to add one </li></ul>
    7. 8. Pics in Google Maps http://www.seebournemouth.com/googlemap.aspx http://familywhitfield.co.uk/wordpress/2007/07/22/panoramia-see-your-photos-in-google-earth/
    8. 9. Google Earth Community http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/1177209
    9. 10. Google Earth Community http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthreaded.php?Cat=&Board=EarthHistory&Number=1166619&Searchpage=1&Main=1166619&Words=+camruns2&topic=&Search=true#Post1166619
    10. 11. The Basics <ul><li>Navigation </li></ul><ul><li>Temporary versus My Places </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth/Google Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Placemarks </li></ul>
    11. 12. Things to Remember <ul><li>Sounds and videos you use in placemarks must ALREADY be up on the web before you link to them. It is easier to link to web images though you can link to images on your local computer or network and others should see them if you save as kmz before sending. You can use Flikrstorm or Flikr or Voicethread or Drop.io </li></ul><ul><li>You can upload your entire tour to the Google Earth Community. You must set up a free account so don’t forget your login information. </li></ul>
    12. 13. New Stuff /Tips <ul><li>Picture Acquisition Date </li></ul><ul><li>Sun Feature </li></ul><ul><li>Voicethread Embed </li></ul><ul><li>To combine kmz files from anywhere, try using one of the new online storage sites like drop.it or send kmz files via Skype chat </li></ul>
    13. 14. Extras <ul><li>Webcams in Google Earth placemarks </li></ul><ul><li>You Tube Videos in Google Earth Placemarks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capitals Example </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutorial - embedding You Tube Videos </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Making Movies with Google Earth -not in free version but can use Windows Media Encoder for free. Tutorial for program </li></ul>
    14. 15. Integration Ideas
    15. 16. Resources <ul><li>Google Earth Users Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Ideas http://gelessons.com/lessons/ </li></ul><ul><li>Story Mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Handouts from the DEN Webinar &quot;Staggeringly Good Things about Mixing Google Earth and Media“ Hall Davidson's http://discoveryeducation.typepad.com/media_matters/2007/03/staggeringly_gr.html Archived WEBINAR on Google Earth http://community.discoveryeducation.com/about/webinar_archives </li></ul>
    16. 17. More Resources <ul><li>http://www.googletouring.com/create.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://community.discoveryeducation.com/search/node/google+earth </li></ul><ul><li>Handouts and Links at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://drop.io/aetc_google_earth </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pageflakes.com/camruns/23313708/ </li></ul>