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This presentation is part of an online workshop for K12 educators on Google Earth.

This presentation is part of an online workshop for K12 educators on Google Earth.

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    Google Earth: A Classroom Tool Google Earth: A Classroom Tool Presentation Transcript

    • Google Earth: A Classroom Tool Quentin D’Souza TeachingHacks.com
    • In The Beginning …
      • In the very beginning, a lot of us who built Google Earth had worked on similar types of applications in the military space... We thought it would be great if everyday people could use this spatial knowledge to make better decisions ... So we set out to build an Earth browser to help people better understand their planet.
          • - Michael Jones - CTO - Google Earth
    • Ask New Questions
    • Visualize Data Spatially Day Land Temperature Overlay Time Zones Overlay
    • Take A Tour of the South Pole
    • Investigate Canadian Border Disputes
    • Make Historical Comparisons Map of London in 1690 over modern day London
    • A Few Quick Ideas
      • Look up the places that are mentioned in the news – make geographical connections
      • Locate battles both current and historical
      • Use image and map overlays for investigations
      • Follow famous historical voyages around the globe
      • Examine the environmental impact of forestry and mining
      • Measure distances using the measurement tools