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What on (Google) Earth is that ?

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An update on new Google Earth tools presented to Rotherham Geography Teachers at CENT on the 9th of Feb 2009

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What on (Google) Earth is that ?

  1. 1. “ What on (Google) Earth is that ?” A quick update Alan Parkinson Geographical Association CENT, Rotherham – 9 th Feb 2009 http://earth.google.com http://googlearthusersguide.blogspot.com [email_address]
  2. 2. Google Earth 5 – new features Are you up to date ? Fly beneath the oceans... Intro launch movie....
  3. 3. The Ocean Layer <ul><li>Ecosystems & Earthquakes </li></ul>
  4. 4. 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 </li></ul>
  5. 5. The ‘unofficial’ guide... http://googlearthusersguide.com Teaching ideas and updates
  6. 6. Other sites you need to use <ul><li>Google Outreach (different curriculum areas) </li></ul><ul><li>e.g: Culture, Arts & Humanities </li></ul><ul><li> Environment and Science </li></ul><ul><li>http://gearthblog.com – the latest news on GE from Frank Taylor </li></ul>http://earth.google.com/outreach/showcase.html
  7. 7. 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>
  8. 8. 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><ul><li>WILL DEMONSTRATE THIS AS REQUIRED </li></ul>
  9. 9. 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 430 geographers already there... </li></ul><ul><li>Can then use the location of the image when adding the placemark code </li></ul>
  10. 10. 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>
  11. 11. 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>
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Sunlight Slide across and see the light change
  14. 14. Tom Barrett Story Telling with Google Earth An excellent series of blog posts: Google Earth is our Paper http://tbarrett.edublogs.org
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 3D Ancient Rome – Classics / History <ul><li>Open the GALLERY LAYER </li></ul>

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