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How to Use Google Earth


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This presentation was presented to the Caldwell College 2012 Ed Tech Conference on October 26, 2012

This presentation was presented to the Caldwell College 2012 Ed Tech Conference on October 26, 2012

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  • 1. Google EarthPresented byMark Granito6th Grade Social StudiesHammarskjold Middle SchoolEast Brunswick, NJ 
  • 2. Google Earth Why are you here?  What can Google Earth do? How can Google Earth help in  Where can I go to learn more? your classroom?
  • 3. Tools to get you startedSearchingPlacemarks, Paths, andPolygonsLayersVirtual ToursFinding .kml files
  • 4. Searching Type in a location: Country State City Landmark
  • 5. Placemarks ool he ar T lb kT oo emar T eP lacTh Click it!
  • 6. Placemarks
  • 7. Placemarks
  • 8. Searching Type in a location: Country State City Landmark
  • 9. Paths he ar T lb ool Too Pa th TThe Click it!
  • 10. Get Directions
  • 11. Layers Layers allow you to choose what type of information is displayed on Google Earth.
  • 12. Borders and Labels You can choose all of one category or just a single option.
  • 13. Political Boundaries Laye rs
  • 14. Political Boundaries
  • 15. Weather Check the weather of a certain area.
  • 16. Places Navigate through a wide variety of places.
  • 17. Icons depend onthe layers youchoose to view
  • 18. Click on icons formore information
  • 19. Current Events Find Current Event articles in the area of the world you are studying.
  • 20. Parks & RecreationDiscover Parks andRecreational sites inyour classroom’s areaof study
  • 21. Parks are Outlined
  • 22. Some parks havetheir own icons
  • 23. Oceans Explore aspects of every major body of water.
  • 24. Pictures Find amazing photos of landmarks from around the world.
  • 25. These are photosthat users uploaded
  • 26. Click icon formore information
  • 27. And even more tochoose from by clickingthe Earth Gallery LayersThere are manylayers included inGoogle Earth.
  • 28. Tokyo in1680
  • 29. Lesson PlansThere is plenty to work with in any subject… 
  • 30. Geographical Easy – Locate and Placemark the capitals of all 50 states Intermediate – Locate and Placemark the Allied Powers and the Axis Powers of WWII. Use different colored pins Advanced – Draw the path of Alexander the Great’s journey.
  • 31. State Capitals• Placemark anylocation with the clickof a button.• Placemark based onLongitude and Latitude• Add descriptions too!
  • 32. Allied v. Axis Powers
  • 33. Cultural Emphasize different cultural regions of the world (Northern Africa vs. Sub-Saharan Africa Conduct a webquest highlighting different religious monuments/houses of worship
  • 34. Current Events Map the BP oil spill Study the crisis in Darfur Analyze weather patterns
  • 35. Virtual ToursTake your students fromplace to place on anautomatic or timed tour
  • 36. Virtual Tours Right Click “My Places” Add > Folder Name Your Tour Begin adding “Push Pins” to that tour
  • 37. Virtual Tours  Add locations of interest to your tour  Click Here to play tour Watch One
  • 38. The Beauty of Google Search for a topic Click HERE for more advanced options
  • 39. Don’t Reinvent the WheelSelect the types of files you want tosearch…KMZ or KML
  • 40. Click one todownload
  • 41. Don’t Reinvent the WheelUse what you like.Change what you don’t.Save it to “My Places”
  • 42. Share with your ColleaguesRight Click on TourSave or Email the KMZ file
  • 43. Google Earth Pinpoint Locations Take and Create Virtual Tours Expand the Layers Explore the Earth, Moon, Sky, and MARS!!