Enhancing Geography Teaching and Learning Using Google Earth Paul Cornish, Director of Humanities The Coopers’ Company and Coborn School firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
1. Mapping data using 3D polygons2. Embedding multimedia for geographical enquiry3. Fieldwork data presentation/ analysis4. Creating Global Maps5. GE Graphs
Google Outreachhttp://youtu.be/jqiCWcBsHP4?h d=1
Examples• Amazon Suri Tribe Tour• Local/ National year 7 skills• World Cup 2010• Somalia Pirate Attacks• Tectonics• Biomes (Multimedia Toolkit)• London Olympics (Multimedia Toolkit)
1. Crime in LondonUsing polygons to map data.Skills:• Polygons- altitude and colour• Overlay mapsSee instruction sheet.
2. Madagascar Enquiry Embedding multimedia into Google EarthSkills:• Snapshot view• Embedding video, photos and youtube
Embedding Photos into GEFrom Flickr.com (photo sharing website):1. In GE, create a place mark2. Find the photo you want to use and click ‘Share’3. Copy the HTML code4. Paste into the place mark5. Name the place mark accordingly and add text6. Snapshot view
Embedding Videos into GEFrom Youtube or Vimeo (video sharing websites):1. In GE, create a place mark2. Find the video you want to use and click ‘Share’ and then ‘embed’3. Copy the HTML code4. Paste into the place mark5. Name the place mark accordingly and add text6. Snapshot view
Embedding Audio into GEFrom Audioboo.fm (audio sharing website):1. Use the Audioboo website to search for audio or create your own using the iPhone app.2. In GE, create a place mark3. Find the audio and click ‘embed’4. Click ‘more options’ and choose ‘if all else fails’5. Copy the HTML code6. Paste into the place mark7. Name the place mark accordingly and add text8. Snapshot view
Other Embedding Options• www.slideshare.net (ppt & word)• www.360cities.net (panoroamas)• Google docs (files)• Hotmail Skydrive (files)• www.bbc.co.uk (some videos)• www.scribd.com (ppt & word)+ many other news websites
Snapshot ViewA snapshot view enables Google Earth to zoom into a pre-chosen angle to show video, photo or audio files1. Choose the angle and altitude for your place mark2. Either right click on the file in the ‘places menu’ or right click on the place mark3. Click ‘snapshot view’
Rosewood Logging Investigation• Geographical Enquiry based on the recent BBC Natural World programme.• Investigating the links between Rosewood deforestation in Madagascar’s National Parks, China and Gibson Guitars, USA.• Geo-located photos, video, audio and documents.
Rosewood Logging InvestigationHow can Google Earth provide improved geographical knowledge: – Core (the geography found in an Atlas) – Content (Concepts) – Procedural (Enquiry and investigation)compared with existing paper based resources?