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Google Earth Goes to the Movies
This presentation gave an overview of a number of things related to Google Earth and it's use in education. The outline included:
An overview of my school's
Ancient Egypt project
Examples of other curriculum projects
A brief Google Earth how to, including how to create a tour.
How to record a tour and add audio in Google Earth
How to record a tour with iShowU (many other
Additional information about Screencasting (there was no time for this, but information is provided on the
Google Earth Goes to the Movies presentation
Google Lit Trip
screenshot from "
Make Way for Ducklings
", which was shown during the presentation.
Don't forget that the default view in Google Earth is top down. (Not always the most interesting.) If you are showing a mountain, for example, tilt the earth and you will see the height of the mountain (make sure terrain is turned on under layers) instead of looking at it's peak.
Additional details from the presentation
Google Earth adds a visual aspect to Social Studies, History and Science curriculum. It can also be used in conjunction with Literature that includes journeys or as a story starter/planner.
Google Earth resources are listed
Sample movies created in Google Earth are on the
Once your students have created their tours, you'll want to share them.
Ways to share Google Earth projects
Save your tour/project as a .kmz file and anyone can open it with Google Earth.
to record a tour and then share the movie you have created.
Edit the movie if you need to add a title or credits.
Put that movie on a website.
Put that movie on a DVD for kids to take home.
Screencasting software can be found
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"