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Google Earth and Your Curriculum

Page history last edited by Keith Schroeder 5 years ago

Google Earth Resources for K-12 Classroom

 

What is Google Earth?

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Earth)

 

 

Google Earth is a virtual globe program that was originally called Earth Viewer, and was created by Keyhold, Inc., a company acquired by Google in 2004. It maps the earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and GIS 3D globe. It is available under three different licenses: Google Earth, a free version with limited functionality; Google Earth Plus ($20 per year), which includes additional features; and Google Earth Pro ($400 per year), which is intended for commercial use.  Directions on how to get GEPro for Free: http://maps.google.com/help/maps/education/grants.html

 

Tutorials & Resources

 

 

 

NEW FEATURES

 

 

Record tours, jump into google maps, timeline, 3 views, etc.

 

KMZ/KML FILES

A KMZ or KML is a google earth landmark(s).  Once you open the KMZ, it immediately takes you to the location(s) in Google Earth.  ( A KMZ file is simply a "zipped" KML file.)

KML Gallery - http://earth.google.com/gallery/

 

A KMZ can be a tour of a historic event

 

A KMZ can follow the story lines of a fictional book

 

Or A Children's Classic

 LHOTPMap.kmz(Location of Ancestory as well as book locations)

 

A KMZ can be an overlay --

 

 

 Click Here for some sample KMZ files:

KMZfiles.zip

 

TimeSlider

 

 

Google Ocean

Videos:

Images:

 

GOOGLE MARS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_mr-lDng7k

 

 

 

Google Maps to Google Earth

You can also add placemarks to google map and then click on an icon to take you to google earth (and vice versa)

 

Washington, DC.  --- Google Maps Placemark 

 

Google Sky

http://www.google.com/sky/

 

Google Earth Flight Simulator

http://earth.google.com/intl/en/userguide/v4/ug_flightsim.html

 

From Here To There

You can also get driving directions by typing in your starting location and ending location

 

 

 

WILD SANCTUARY

http://earth.wildsanctuary.com/

 

See Walt DisneyWorld in 3D

http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/wdw/special/flashPages/index?id=GoogleEarthPage&CMP=OTC-3dparksVanity&bhcp=1

 

Using Google Earth to Teach Area and Perimeter

 

 

Google Earth For iPhone

http://mashable.com/2008/10/27/google-earth-iphone/

 

 

SketchUp -  http://sketchup.google.com/

 

SketchUp Tutorials

http://www.youtube.com/user/SketchUpVideo?feature=watch

http://sketchup.google.com/vtutorials.html

http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/postlist.php/Cat/0/Board/EarthModels

http://www.sheetmetalguy.com/sketchup-books.htm

http://online.caup.washington.edu/courses/larc440/sketchup/sketchup_home.htm

http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthreaded.php/Cat/0/Number/418795/page/vc/vc/1

http://www.sketchucation.com/old/

 

PowerPoint from class  Google Earth.pptx

 

 

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