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Breaking Down Walls With Google Earth Slideshare

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Slides from Ollie Bray's 2008 Scottish Learning Festival Presentation on Breaking Down Walls with Google Earth.

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Breaking Down Walls With Google Earth Slideshare

  1. 1. www.olliebray.com Ollie Bray Musselburgh Grammar School East Lothian Council Breaking down walls With Google Earth
  2. 2. www.olliebray.com
  3. 3. Anyone can use Google Earth (George Video)
  4. 4. http://www.mapmsg.com/send/smokesignal/ Make Smoke Signals come out of the Earth! – good for lesson starters and setting homework
  5. 5. Add Latitude and Longitude Lines for extra interest Spin the globe as the class come in – encourages discussion and promotes wonder
  6. 6. Spend some time looking around the city using the Wikipedia, Panoramo, YouTube and National Geographic Layers. City in a bucket! – fly to a different city at the end of each lesson
  7. 7. Spend some time looking around the city using the Wikipedia, Panoramo, YouTube and National Geographic Layers. Use the ruler – fly to a different city at the end of each lesson
  8. 8. ‘ I read recently of a teacher who used Google Earth with his class to find out how far the ingredients on an average pizza had travelled. It worked out at over 8,000 miles!’ Doug Belshaw
  9. 9. http://flood.firetree.net/ Sea Level Rise – It’s possible to switch between the map, satellite and terrain view.
  10. 10. http://www.gearthhacks.com/downloads/ <ul><li>Current Events – Previous Events – Sightseeing – Sports - Historical Places – Transport – Natural Formations - </li></ul>
  11. 11. Google Earth Hacks is a great was to download overlays of recent and near current events Download someone else's work – The below overlay is of Hurricane Kyle
  12. 12. http://flickrvision.com/ Explore the world as photographs are up-loaded – Great lesson and discussion starter
  13. 13. http://flickrvision.com/maps/show_3d Also available as a 3D spinning globe – Great lesson and discussion starter
  14. 14. http://twittervision.com/maps/show_3d Explore the worlds conversations as ‘tweets’ are up-loaded – Great lesson and discussion starter
  15. 15. Spend some time looking around the city using the Wikipedia and Explore the different layers of Google Earth - This one shows Global Oil Consumption in 3D
  16. 16. The New Google Earth API Code - The future of Google Earth in Schools?
  17. 17. This means now downloads onto school computers! What is Google Earth API? - Basically you can show Google Earth in your web browser
  18. 18. Above: Delivering milk in Disney land! Monster Milk Truck - Drive a Milk Truck around the globe
  19. 19. Great potential for urban fieldwork First Perosn Camera - Explore the worlds cities on foot
  20. 20. Great potential for Urban fieldwork and improving spatial awareness Driving Simulator - This has to be the future of GPS?
  21. 21. Lots of links here to A Curriculum for Excellence Google Sky - You can also switch between Earth and Sky to explore the stars.
  22. 22. Lots of links here to A Curriculum for Excellence More ideas for using Google Earth - You can also switch between Earth and Sky to explore the stars. www.olliebray.com
  23. 23. http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/ http://googlegeodevelopers.blogspot.com/
  24. 24. http://googlearthusersguide.blogspot.com/ http://www.gearthblog.com/
  25. 25. http://www.juicygeography.co.uk/blog/ http://www.ogleearth.com /
  26. 26. [email_address] www.olliebray.com

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