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Google Earth Basics                     Erica RobertsTechnology Teacher, Jefferson Junior High, Woodridge, IL
What is Google Earth?Geographical viewing programPurchased by Google in 2004Started as only satellite picturesAdditional i...
Why Should You Use It In Your             Class?Go Anywhere in the WorldGives Students a True World ViewCurriculum Ties Ga...
Getting StartedDownload & Install Google Earth -   http://www.google.com/intl/en/earth/download/ge/Tour the World (Click o...
Now What??Find a Gallery to Tour
Historical ViewIs Historical Data Available?Slide the Pointer to see the changes
Google Sky, MarsClick on the Picture of SaturnSelect SkyOpen the Sky Database LayerSelect MarsOpen Primary Database
Google Moon, OceanSelect MoonCheck Primary Database LayerSelect EarthCheck the Ocean Layer
How to Create A PlacemarkFind your locationClick on the Add Placemark
How to Create A KMZ FilePut all your placemarks in one folderSelect the folderClick on File -> Save Place As -> Name
How I Use Google Earth In ClassExplore Sightseeing FolderGoogle Earth Flight SimulatorStudents Download Capitol Buildings ...
Great Google Earth Resourceshttp://livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit/54477 (GoogleEarth in the Classroom)http://www.google...
Contact InformationEmail: erica@iteachyoucomputers.comTwitter: @iteachcomputersWiki: iteachyoucomputers.wikispaces.comWebs...
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Google Earth for Beginners

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These are the presentation slides I used for the 1/2 day workshop I gave on Google Earth at ICE 2011

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Google Earth for Beginners

  1. 1. Google Earth Basics Erica RobertsTechnology Teacher, Jefferson Junior High, Woodridge, IL
  2. 2. What is Google Earth?Geographical viewing programPurchased by Google in 2004Started as only satellite picturesAdditional information has been added (Ocean, Sky, Mars,Street View)Available in 37 different languages
  3. 3. Why Should You Use It In Your Class?Go Anywhere in the WorldGives Students a True World ViewCurriculum Ties Galore!InteractiveUp To DateCross PlatformIT’S FREE!
  4. 4. Getting StartedDownload & Install Google Earth - http://www.google.com/intl/en/earth/download/ge/Tour the World (Click on Sightseeing in Places)Find Your SchoolFind Your HomeGet Directions
  5. 5. Now What??Find a Gallery to Tour
  6. 6. Historical ViewIs Historical Data Available?Slide the Pointer to see the changes
  7. 7. Google Sky, MarsClick on the Picture of SaturnSelect SkyOpen the Sky Database LayerSelect MarsOpen Primary Database
  8. 8. Google Moon, OceanSelect MoonCheck Primary Database LayerSelect EarthCheck the Ocean Layer
  9. 9. How to Create A PlacemarkFind your locationClick on the Add Placemark
  10. 10. How to Create A KMZ FilePut all your placemarks in one folderSelect the folderClick on File -> Save Place As -> Name
  11. 11. How I Use Google Earth In ClassExplore Sightseeing FolderGoogle Earth Flight SimulatorStudents Download Capitol Buildings FileComplete a Scavenger HuntCreate a List of 10 PlacesCreate a KMZ File With Pictures & Information
  12. 12. Great Google Earth Resourceshttp://livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit/54477 (GoogleEarth in the Classroom)http://www.googlelittrips.org/http://earth.google.com/outreach/tutorials.htmlhttp://sitescontent.google.com/google-earth-for-educators/http://www.google.com/educators/geo.html
  13. 13. Contact InformationEmail: erica@iteachyoucomputers.comTwitter: @iteachcomputersWiki: iteachyoucomputers.wikispaces.comWebsite: www.iteachyoucomputers.com

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