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  • 1. Deeper Understanding through Google Earth
  • 2. Look Closer
  • 3. Look Closer
  • 4. "If our students are not reading and composing with various electronic technologies, then they are illiterate. They are not just unprepared for the future, they are illiterate right now, in our current time and context. (David Bolter, 1991)
  • 5. Overview Introduction Format Why Google Earth Geography History Mathematics Science Literature Building
  • 6. Format
  • 7. Format
  • 8. Purpose
  • 9. Purpose To provide a tool set for teachers to engage students in learning Google Earth's visual geography tool.
  • 10. Why Bother? Engagement builds Understanding - reading with purpose Engaging with Technology - 21st century tool - not possible just 4 years ago Integrating Cross Curricular Activities Literature, Geography, History, Science, Mathematics
  • 11. Objectives Engage students in geography, history, mathematics and literature. Explore basics of Google Earth such as navigation toolbar, measurement tools, featured content, placemarks, and layers of information. Model using Google Earth to activate background knowledge, and provide students access and exposure to the world around them? Suggest cross-curricular connections.
  • 12. Why Google Earth making connections activate prior knowledge create connections visual learners
  • 13. Why Google Earth Transformation... making connections activate prior knowledge create connections visual learners
  • 14. Your (students’) Involvement Observe Static Location Navigate and Explore Enhanced Connections Create / Present Story Tell
  • 15. National Geographic 5 Themes of Geography Location - Absolute / Relative / Lat / Long Place - Physical Features Human / Environment Interaction Movement - Roads / Rivers Regions - Borders
  • 16. Location NESW Degrees, Minutes, Seconds Decimal Absolute / Relative
  • 17. Location NESW Degrees, Minutes, Seconds Decimal Absolute / Relative
  • 18. Navigation Move, Fly, Tilt Observe Latitude, Longitude Arrows, Shift, Mouse, Grab Search Your Address
  • 19. Let me share with you some BC Curriculum Connections .... While you play
  • 20. Grade 7 Human and Physical Environment • E1 assess how physical environments affected ancient civilizations • Provide students with introduction to the Geography of Ancient Civilizations, then have them fly over the areas to identify physical environments • Students may also turn on the weather layers.
  • 21. Grade 2 Human and Physical Environment • E1 locate on a map landforms and bodies of water of local and national significance, including • Pacific Ocean • Atlantic Ocean • Arctic Ocean • Vancouver Island • Rocky Mountains
  • 22. Grade 2 Human and Physical Environment • E1 locate on a map landforms and bodies of water of local and national significance, including • Pacific Ocean • Atlantic Ocean • Arctic Ocean • Vancouver Island • Rocky Mountains
  • 23. Where do you live?
  • 24. Transportation
  • 25. Transportation
  • 26. Fraser River • Most Productive Salmon Fishery in World • Drains 1/3 of Province • 80% population near it
  • 27. Fraser River • Most Productive Salmon Fishery in World • Drains 1/3 of Province • 80% population near it
  • 28. Grade 5 / Movement Identity, Society, and Culture • B2 assess why immigrants came to Canada, the individual challenges they faced, and their contributions to Canada • Consider a Google Lit Trip relating to Immigration
  • 29. Regions • Layers -
  • 30. Seasons • Birds Eye Perspective
  • 31. Check in for Explore 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
  • 32. Geography Connections
  • 33. Pre - Work together Create a Folder 3D Ancient Rome is best accessed in 3 stages Turn on Layer Go to a building - download Terrain- Drag to folder Go to building - download Buildings - Drag to Folder We will come back later
  • 34. Historical Perspective Recent History Photos (Panoramio) (Google) City of London Timeline - Galleries Ancient History Rome (Layers) Egypt (Download Model)
  • 35. Search earth.google.com/gallery/ or GE Gallery
  • 36. Time Travel Back to Rome
  • 37. Time 5,4,3,2,1
  • 38. History through Geography
  • 39. Connections in History
  • 40. Mathematics Lat / Long Distance, Perimeter, Area, Circumference Units of Measure 3D Shapes
  • 41. SMOOT ?? He was used as a Fraternity Prank to measure the Harvard Brindge in Oct 1958. One Smoot is equal to Oliver Smoot's height at the time of the prank (five feet and seven inches ~1.70 m)
  • 42. What is there to measure? From Home to School Path from Home to School Perimeter / Area of School Grounds Perimeter / Area of School Buiding Using Real World Number Problems
  • 43. 3D Building Maker http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/ buildingmaker
  • 44. Rulers sketchup.google.com/ 3dwarehouse/buildingmaker
  • 45. Assessment for Learning GE file could be quite easy if overlayed on your master. Allows for growth and change in a visual way or Self Assessment Non Linear - encourages us to not mark every aspect Identify misconceptions visually
  • 46. Time 5,4,3,2,1
  • 47. Time Permitting
  • 48. Recapping Math
  • 49. Science
  • 50. Google Lit Trips.org
  • 51. http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/02/07/loc_hana.html
  • 52. Underground to Canada Barbara Smucker http://flickr.com/photos/beija-flor/65672496/
  • 53. Underground Google Geography to Canada Earth Know Want to Know Interested
  • 54. Connections in Literature
  • 55. Making your own resource Next we will look at the creation process through the lens of a Google Lit Trip
  • 56. The Power
  • 57. Locations
  • 58. Follow Your Assignment or not Assignment 1 - Denver Assignment 2 - Home with html and embed
  • 59. HTML Primer <a close all brackets> </a> <img src="http://www.iste.org/AM/Graphics/ iste2010-logo.jpg"> <a href="http://iamliterate.wikispaces.com">See Kevin's Website</a>
  • 60. Assignment 3 Follow Along Organizing Polygons Paths
  • 61. Record a Tour Assignment 4
  • 62. Assignment 5 Network Layer
  • 63. Extensions Check out – Sky, Mars, Moon Check out – Ocean Layer Return to Gallery – Volcanoes, Weather 3D Building Maker View in Google Maps External – Saving Images Save Place as KML and view as Text – Now can direct edit KML files Make a Movie – Tools menu – Movie Maker Flight Simulator - http://earth.google.com/support/ bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=148092
  • 64. Pause and Check What could not have happened without Google Earth?
  • 65. Pause and Check What could not have happened without Google Earth? Transformation...
  • 66. Thank you Please contact me Kevin Amboe kevinamboe@gmail.com http://iamliterate.wikispaces.com/iste2010 http://delicious.com/amboe_k tweet me @ amboe_k